So- while all my other art teacher friends went back to school this week, I am at home, on the tail end of recovering from a herniated disc. Knowing this was coming, I brought things home so that multi-tasking me would not go crazy sitting in the house. I have this bucket of Animals. My students are K-4, and like me, they love a good toy. My initial thought was that this would make for some great drawing projects. My kids (like me) love to get messy, but want instant results. This makes drawing projects hard, because they have to focus for a little longer. I was thinking that this would give them something to look at, and hold, forcing some attention to details, and the thought also occurred to me that a fantasy lesson could easily spring from this. So- here's my questions... if you had a bucket of animals, and group of elementary students, what types of projects would you cook up?