If you were a frog living in a pond why not live in the pond at Monet's garden in Giverny?!
My little first graders watched the video of the book Linnea in Monet's Garden
(it is a great resource for first and second graders!)
The backgrounds feature crayon rubbings for the pond and also the japanese bridge and rowboat featured in Monet's paintings. It is a very simplified version of my older Monet's garden lesson which I love but didn't have time for this year.
The objective was for students to create a frog that showed MOVEMENT.
I think they definitely succeeded.
One class did the frogs as a separate project which also came out cute and fun.
They actually turned out to be like a 'frog self portrait', too funny.