Several kids were very interested in Henri Rousseau's Surprised. They kept telling me they had seen it on Nick Jr. I looked up the link, and sure enough, just as they said, two kids go in to the painting and kind of explore. It's fun! During my search, I also came across this video, which I decided to share with my classes:
This one was a little more informative. Plus, it lead me to the entire series of "Your Paintings" which I could probably use in the future!
Our first lesson in our Rousseau Unit is a torn paper jungle collage. I just love how tearing and gluing paper can turn into something so cool, and how successful each child can be!