My 1st grade students are learning about texture right now. We used texture rubbing plates to rub different patterns with crayons. The students began by tracing round objects on a white paper to make circles. Then, they placed different texture plates under their paper, and colored inside the circles. Lastly, they cut the circles out and glued them on a black paper. Finished pictures were decorated with construction paper crayons. I showed the students how to make a ring around a planet, how to draw stars, and how to make a space ship.