First graders learned about sarapes, which are colorful blankets worn especially by men in Mexico. Often geometric in design, these blankets borrow patterns from traditional indigenous motifs. The sarape is featured in the book Ten Little Rabbits, which we read as part of this lesson.
Using rulers, students created their own geometric designs. Then they used a combination of oil pastels and watercolor to fill the image in. Lastly, construction paper was added to both ends of the sarape and cut to look like the fringe of a blanket.