Draw a Dreaming Story

Give your tessellation project a language arts twist by adding a story to your work.
If you keep the tessellation to a simple shape that creates a quilt, then you have a great set up for writing about sleep and dreams.


• Drawing paper, 12″ x 18″
• Chip board
• Scissors
• Black marker
• Crayons or colored pencils


1. Students follow the instructions to make a tessellation template with the chip board as shown.
2. The template is traced as shown to make a triangle shape that looks like a quilt.
3. The drawing is completed with a head and headboard.
4. All of the art is traced with a marker.
5. The artwork is colored with crayons or colored pencils.
6. Students write a story about sleeping in the space they have left over.




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