Poppy Fields for Remembrance Day

This week, Grade 3 painted these poppy landscapes in honour of Remembrance Day. They were inspired by a lesson I saw on Artsonia here.

Students began with a tempera wash for the sky, then began adding poppies, starting at the bottom of the page going from large size to small size (little red dots). (I reviewed the concept of foreground, middle ground, and background at this point.) Black dots were then painted in the flowers and oil pastel was used for the grass, additional flowers, and clouds.


  1. Love them so bright and cheerful! :)

    1. Thanks Paintedpaper. Glad you like them! :)

  2. Hello,

    I am a home educating parent that also keeps a blog about our educational experiences. I wanted to let you know that I have included your site in my recent "List Of ANZAC Ideas".

    I have also used an image, if you would prefer that I didn't use it please just let me know and I will remove it from the list.

    You can see the list here - http://ourworldwideclassroom.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/the-big-list-of-anzac-day-ideas.html

    And also a link to it here - https://www.facebook.com/OurWorldwideClassroom/posts/870684226308336

    Thanks for providing the resources.

    Kind Regards,

  3. The poppies are beautiful and just what I have been looking for for the children, Year 4, to paint in memory of our ANZAC day commemoration here in NZ. Thank you for the instructions. They look stunning

  4. Thank you for sharing, and thank you to Grade 3. Two years now I have posted photo(13) to facebook for Remembrance Day, and always gets a great response from family and friends. I have a link to your blog on the picture so that you and your class get credit for the work.
    Jeff. Brisbane, Australia.