This lesson was perfect for my first grade classes because over half of the students are in the French immersion program. AND some of the earliest known cave art is in France in the Lascaux Caves.
SO, we looked at some of the images from the caves and talked about how they drew their animals using simple lines and shapes.
Then each child was given a small piece of brown paper (cut from garbage bags) and oil pastels to draw their animals. Lastly, they crumpled the paper to make it look more like a cave wall.
One of my favorite parts of this whole art program is the chance that students have to connect what they learn in the art room and their regular classroom, and for this project, they went back and got to write about their pictures.