Elementary Art Teacher Resources
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Clay Pot Santa And Mrs. Claus
Learners create clay replicas of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in this early-elementary Art activity for the holiday season. Directions are included for both Mrs. Claus and Santa. The activity also includes links for more art activities using clay pots.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Clay Pot Winter Friends
Students create ice blue, clay pot winter friends using clay pots, ice blue paints, markers, felt, and fabric in this Art activity for the winter time. The activity would be ideal for the early elementary classroom during the winter months.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Clay Pot Snowmen
Students create "clay pot" snowmen using clay pots, glue, mitten scraps, paints, and markers in this early-elementary Art instructional activity. The instructional activity may take 1-2 days depending on the amount of time it takes for the undercoat of each snowman to dry.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
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 101 Views 642 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Students 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. Students create culturally significant Chinese party favors such as noise makers.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 30 Downloads
Whimsical Wooden Santa
Students create wooden Santas using small blocks of wood, paint, holiday materials, doll hair, glue, and berry leaves in this Holiday art lesson for the elementary classroom. The lesson includes resource links and a finished example of the project.
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
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 3 Views 4 Downloads
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 18 Views 17 Downloads
Learners decorate letter, clothespin magnets using basic art supplies in this Art lesson for the elementary classroom. Teacher preparation should include cutting out letter shapes for each student and connecting clothespins prior to the lesson.
K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Students examine the biography of Alexander Calder and participate in a variety of activities related to this artist. In this Alexander Calder lesson plan, students explore Calder's sculptural masterpieces, build vocabulary, and make distinctions between abstract and realistic sculpture.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Elementary Reading: Drama
Students explore storytelling by participating in a creative writing activity. In this play writing lesson, students read a popular short story in class and analyze the settings, characters and plot. Students transcribe the story into a stage play using dialogue and stage directions.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 105 Downloads
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 Language Arts 19 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Build a 3-Dimensional Map
Students develop their map skills while creating a 3 dimensional map. In this map skills lesson, students gather specific materials to create their 3 dimensional map. Students gather cardboard, newspaper, white craft glue, and non-toxic paint for their project.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 25 Views 67 Downloads
Sun Catching Eggs
Students create wax crayon "eggs" using wax paper, crayon shavings, and an egg template shape in this early-elementary Art lesson. Included with the lesson is an idea for diplaying finished art projects. A great lesson for Easter time.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Students create Easter baskets using paperclips, string, balloons, and paper mache techniques in this early-elementary Art lesson plan. Due to drying times for the paper mache it is recommended to spread this Art lesson plan over at least a two-day period.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students create handprint ghosts using construction paper, paints, crayons, paper plates, and paper towels in this Art instructional activity for the early-elementary classroom. An ideal craft activity for the classroom before the Halloween holiday.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads