4th graders are bringing inanimate objects to life (an approach used by artists in different careers). To inspire students, I created a Keynote presentation featuring how this strategy is used by commercial artists, authors and illustrators, photographers and sculptors. We saw video footage of M&M commercials like this one:
We saw a snippet of "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On", the story of a tiny shell living in a large world.
The images in our Artsonia gallery http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=528734 feature their characters. Currently, they are in the process of creating mini videos, adding video of their mouths to their objects. See our videos here