Description: Students will create hand-drawn spirit animal stickers to represent themselves using pencil, iPads, and vinyl cutters with Adobe software.
Subject: Social Emotional Learning (SEL), art, technology
Grade Level: 2nd-5th
Tools and Materials:
Duration: Two one-hour periods (Lesson 1: Intro-Step 5; Lesson 2: Step 6- Step 10). If pressed for time or working with young students, this can be done in one lesson (Intro-Step 5) and the teacher can complete the sticker production (Step 6-Step 9), ending with sharing and sticking with students.
Possible Adaptations and Extensions:
"We are going to create stickers of animals that represent us. Different animals have different traits, like people. Some people are shy like deer, playful like monkeys, or clever like foxes. Have you ever read a book with animals as the main characters? Have you ever related to their feelings and experiences?" Cite examples (ie, Stuart Little, Trumpet of the Swan) and have students share examples. (5 minutes)
Display finished spirit animal sticker.