Kindergarten Memory Quilts
This was a really fun project for me and also for the students. They talked about Faith Ringgold with their classroom teachers before coming to class and I think they even got to read the book "Tar Beach". Wonderful book.
Each of the students were given a large square paper with a large square drawn in the center. Then we had them each draw a memory in the middle square. We encouraged them to draw only what they remembered and to fill the entire space with their drawing. Then we cut and glued colored paper around the edge and added drawn patterns and stitches to make it quilt-like.
Other final touches included yarn on the corners and writing about their memories.