As a literature infused art lesson, kindergarten watched the animated version of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. Once we were done watching the youtube video, we discussed all the patterns, colors, and line designs we saw in the video. I gave each student a copy paper Elmer I made and let them go to town on their own designs. I figured we would be done in one class time, but some of these kids took up to 3 days designing their elephant, and some who maybe spent less time asked for a second chance once they saw what their classmates were dreaming up. I love that they self initiated this!! Then, the kids cut out their Elmer designs and started on the background. We used construction paper crayons and finished with the touch of grass in front.