Elementary Art Teacher Resources
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Create critter crafts! A few safety precautions regarding the glue gun or sharp acorns sticks will not stop your students having fun! Cute pictures help inspire and there are endless ways to create. A class could have a completely open ended style, or you can theme this craft to the bugs as suggested.
Clay Pot Santa And Mrs. Claus
Pupils 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.
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 lesson for the winter time. The lesson would be ideal for the early elementary classroom during the winter months.
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. Resources are provided.
Clay Pot Snowmen
Students create "clay pot" snowmen using clay pots, glue, mitten scraps, paints, and markers in this early-elementary Art lesson. The lesson may take 1-2 days depending on the amount of time it takes for the undercoat of each snowman to dry.
To Tell The Truth
Young scholars play "To Tell The Truth" Art History style in this fun and interactive game for the upper-elementary Art classroom. Included in the lesson is a detailed set of rules and suggestions for successful classroom implementation.
New! 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. The objective is to have it withstand the weight of a tennis ball and the force of air from a fan. A wonderful, complete resource to foster engineering and design skills in youngsters!
Students decorate letter, clothespin magnets using basic art supplies in this Art instructional activity for the elementary classroom. Teacher preparation should include cutting out letter shapes for each student and connecting clothespins prior to the instructional activity.
Learners make salt dough and then fashion it into the shape of a lady bug, shich they later paint after it has been baked.
Harp Of Gold
Students create "Harp" pictures using harp shapes, shoe box lids, paints, old sheet music, and inspiration from Harp music in this inter-disciplinary Art and Music lesson for the elementary classroom. Resource links are included for successful implementation.
Cute and Easy Christmas Tree Ornaments (Elementary, Art)
Pupils create Christmas tree ornaments.
Ellis Wilson: An Elementary School Art Lesson
Students study the life of Ellis Wilson. They examine the use of simple shapes when drawing human figures. They examine how to incorporate pattern into a background setting.
Students decorate small styrofoam cups with faces and plant grass seeds in the cups in this Science and Art lesson for the early-elementary classroom. Emphasis is placed upon the science of seed growth. The lesson includes resource links.
Dot To Dot Seurat
Students discuss the art of Georges Seurat and examples of Pointillism and create original works of Pointillism using colored, sticker dots. This lesson plan is intended for use in the elementary Art classroom and includes a short vocabulary list.
Pupils explore mosaic techniques.
A Little Kandinsky For All
Students create abstract compositions based on the later works of Wassily Kandinsky using the primary colors in this early elementary Art lesson. The lesson emphasizes the use of color, lines, and shapes to create the abstract works of art.
Abstract Art: Line, Shape And Color
Young scholars create abstract works of art using techniques learned from the artwork of Piet Mondrian, construction paper, pre-cut shapes, and glue in this early-elementary Art lesson. A great lesson to introduce the concept of Abstract art.
Students explore the basic techniques of printmaking in this introductory lesson for the elementary Art classroom. Included with this lesson are ideas for successful implementation and step-by-step directions for the teacher with no printmaking background.
Students participate in a variety of activities that present art history. They arrange an art auction where each student serves as auctioneer to present a favorite piece. Students keep track of their accounts and bid to buy desired pieces of art.
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 instructional activity for the elementary classroom. The instructional activity includes resource links and a finished example of the project.