Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875) by Reception Bears

The children used different techniques to illustrate each of the seven stories they learnt about. They explored seven different aspects of writing for each one of those stories.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s cut outs, children also explored the symmetrical and beautiful properties of cutting folded paper. 

Children painted a porcelain plate for ‘The Nightingale Song’ and copied a poem. They drew in pen and labelled clothes for ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ story.

‘The Little Mermaid’ was painted in water colours and speech bubbles include some of the things the Little Mermaid said and thought.

The title of ‘The Snow Queen’ was written in bold lettering and the technique used was stencilling and printing.

The picture to represent ‘The Matchstick Girl’ was drawn with burnt matchsticks and children wrote about their feelings giving their individual opinion.

As a group we decided on a list of attributes for ‘The Princess and the Pea’ when she first arrived at the castle and her qualities as a princess. Collage was the technique chosen for this story. ‘The Ugly Duckling’ is possibly one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most famous tales and it was the first we read in class. Children painted a picture in gouache and scribed from the board the sentences they thought best represented the story.

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