Mommy Go Away!
Context
Petra Mathers illustrated this book with expressive stick figures, which are easy for children to copy.
Project
Choose a figure from the book to trace onto graph paper. Measure and draw an enlarged grid onto butcher paper and re-draw the figure at life-size. Color to match the illustrations.
Application
Math, spatial reasoning, art
Grade level
3-4
This idea was used at Reede Gray Elementary in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. The final drawings looked absolutely charming marching down the corridor wall!
Mommy Go Away!