If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be? Draw a picture of it. It can be with you or by itself. Hope you’re looking after it!
Use any materials, techniques or processes (for example drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, photography, computer-aided design, collage, montage).
Below you will find three key artworks to look at and discuss as a class.
There are then 10 examples of artworks made by children in response to this theme.
- What kind of animals do people keep as pets?
- Can you remember the biggest and smallest pet you have ever seen?
- Some pets are dangerous, can you think of any? Why would you keep a pet that you can’t touch?
- Which pets have scales or feathers or fur and what would they feel like if you stroked them?
- Keeping a pet can be hard work. What kind of things would you have to do to look after your pet properly?
- What do pets like to eat? Where and when do they sleep?
- What do they like to do all day?
- Why do people like to keep pets?
Curriculum for Excellence
Art and Design
Inspired by a range of stimuli, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through activities in art and design. EXA 1-05a
I can respond to the work of artists and designers by discussing my thoughts and feelings. EXA 1-07a
Health and wellbeing
I know that friendship, caring and sharing, fairness, equality and love are important in building positive relationships. As I develop and value relatiohshiops, I care and show respect for myself and others. HWB 1-05a
I know that people need different kinds of food to keep them healthy. HWB 0-32a
Religious and moral education
|As I play and learn, I am developing my understanding of what is fair and unfair and why caring and sharing are important. RME 0-09a|