This lesson goes along with the cute winter story:
Cat and Mouse in the Snow by Tomek Bagacki
I read the story to my Kindergarten and First Grade classes.
I then went over attributes of cat and mouse faces with the students.
On grey construction paper the students drew a cat and mouse with pencil. They could also add on a hat and scarf if they wanted. The goal was to introduce them to zooming in or cropping a subject in their composition.
They traced with a turquoise construction paper crayon. Then they added snowflakes on with a white crayon. This was especially cute when they drew a snowflake on the animal's nose or falling on to their face.
During the next class we painted with watercolor.