Collage Art For Conversations around Food, Hoagie Project

Huge Hoagie or Monster Sandwich Project Collages: A group project that inspires sharing and team building and is age appropriate for pre-school through elementary school.

Materials: Manila paper (recycled files and faded and yellowed paper), scrap paper, construction paper, glue, markers, scissors, paper plates and napkins

Vocabulary: Basic shapes, including circle, square, triangle, and rectangle, all over pattern, texture, repetition, collage

Directions:

  1. Students build sandwich with all the different toppings.
  2. Pre-cut construction paper can be helpful.
  3. Have students brainstorm foods for sandwich: bread, cheese, meats, lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup, etc.
  4. Individuals or groups can be responsible for making enough for groups and sharing shapes.
  5. Paper plates and napkins are extra props that make this project fun.
  6. Students can use markers for details like sesame seeds or add an olive with a toothpick.
  7. Entire collage can also be put onto a white paper plate or white paper cut into a circle.

Opportunity for discussion and play:

  • Students discuss favorite types of foods for building this monster sandwich.
  • Students can pretend their group is its own sandwich shop.
  • Create a name for restaurant, menu with prices, and descriptions for different kinds of sandwiches.
  • When we make a sandwich, how do we keep it sanitary and food safe?
  • Discuss allergies and alternatives for breads, cheeses, meats.

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