The Bad Kitty books by Nick Bruel are pretty well known with the elementary set. I'm always trying to get the younger grades to use shapes more often when creating anything living instead of using STICKS! Stick people and stick animals drive me absolutely bonkers. We discussed the different shapes used to create Bad Kitty, and used the MoMA Art Lab app to put those shapes into motion. Students had to work with a partner (which is asking a lot for some) to create ONE bad kitty from shapes, use lines for only the little details, and make sure that the cat is doing something, well, BAD. Most stuck with the basics, such as getting tangled in yarn, tearing up homework, and knocking down decorations, but my favorite Bad Kitty was interactive. One pair of students came up to me for grading, and all that could be seen was a pair of eyes and a mouth. I asked them what he was doing, and they quickly tapped the background color button to "turn the lights on". They said their kitty broke the lamp, and that's why it was dark. Genius! Of course, I didn't get a picture of that one. Here are a few of my favorites.
Chewing up flowers (beneath circular clouds)
Tangled up in yarn
More boxing...with some shredded shorts
Even more boxing, with sweatpants!
Crying her eyes out...because she's so bad
Knocking down the Christmas tree
Making a pumpkiny mess
And getting all tangled in Christmas decorations!