After going through the book "Linnea in Monet's Garden" by Cristina Bjork we watched the movie version. The video is great and really engaging for second graders, exactly 30 minutes.
For this project the children created bridges out of masking tape on white paper. They used rubbing crayons over texture tiles to create a texture across the page reminiscent of the impressionist paintings. On top of the rubbings the students added oil pastel and watercolor to create the garden. The students were very excited to add in the details of Monet's garden - the bench, the boat, the trees and many flowers.
This one is a first grade version of the project that I think is just darling!