Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Making your own coat of arms

Inspired a bit by the 5th and 6th grade study of medieval history, I had the kids make their own coat of arms. Similar to project I did two years ago having the kids make their own flag, this requires them to think about their own identity and visualize it.

To inspire them I brought in a few completes coats of arms as well as some print out of the various elements thata re common and colors.

They first folded a piece of paper in half and drew half a shield and cut it out so the result would be symetrical.

Then they had to decide on their 1-3 favorite colors, shapes and insignia. I aked them if they had a favorite animal or toy or other item taht they could easily draw. Or they could draw an animal that represented their pesonality.

Many horses, lions and Star Wars figures resulted;-)

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