Elementary Art Teacher Resources
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Place Value for Primary Grades- A Place for Everything
Here is a phenomenal lesson on place value to the thousands place. Learners construct numbers and identify the value of each digit, investigate building numbers using craft sticks and paper plates, and complete other meaningful place value activities.
2nd - 3rd Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Living & Non-Living Interactions
What better way to learn about ecosystems than by getting outside and observing them first hand? Accompanying a field trip to a local park or outdoor space, this series of collaborative activities engages children in learning about the relationships between the living and non-living components of ecosystems.
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Clay Whistles
Create clay whistles with your elementary or middle school students. The project is outlined in great detail here, complete with step-by-step photographs, finished examples, a materials list, student handouts, and a rubric. Students create marine animals here, but you could do this activity with any type of animal.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Clay Pot Santa And Mrs. Claus
Students create clay replicas of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in this early-elementary Art lesson for the holiday season. Directions are included for both Mrs. Claus and Santa. The lesson also includes links for more art activities using clay pots.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Craft a Sequence of Events in a Story
Developing a clear sequence of events is essential for any narrative writer. The fourth lesson in this series helps learners write about the key events of The Story of Dr. Dolittle using transitional words and phrases. Pause the video to allow children time to write their own drafts before seeing the examples modeled by the instructor.
8 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Building for Hurricanes: Engineering Design Challenge
"By the hair on your chinny-chin-chin, I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in," says the big, bad wolf! Engineering hopefuls are challenged to design and construct a hurricane-proof building from simple office and craft materials.
5th - 8th Technology & Engineering
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Young scholars explore world cultures by creating arts and crafts projects. In this Chinese New Year lesson, students identify the differences in time between the U.S. New Year and a Chinese New Year celebration. Young scholars create culturally significant Chinese party favors such as noise makers.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Building a Skyscraper
Creating buildings that reach hundreds of feet into the sky is no easy task. The third lesson plan in this series begins with four activities that engage young architects in exploring the major challenges that are faced when designing and building skyscrapers.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom/ Chicka Challenge (Elementary, Literature)
Is your Kindergarten class about to read the book, Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom? If they are, and you want a few wonderful activity ideas to reinforce phonemic awareness and letter identification skills, look no further. Here you'll find over ten great ideas that relate to the book and include singing, call and response, role-play, crafts, and kinesthetic activities.
K English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Win the White House
Here is a unique and engaging approach to learning about the steps a presidential candidate must take during a campaign. Learners role play the part of a candidate in this online interactive, taking part in a presidential debate and then considering the fundraising and polling components of campaigning.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Unusual Friendly Letters: Persuasion and Point of View
Elementary schoolers complete word clusters after listening to the book Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague. They listen as the teacher stops to point out the unusual point of view and various persuasive techniques used by the author.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Winter Lesson Plan
Students practice estimation. In this winter activity, students are shown a cotton ball snowman. Students look at the snowman and try to estimate how many cotton balls it took to cover the snowman. Students tell what kinds of strategies they used to make their guess.
3rd - 4th Math