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Teaching Playwriting in Schools

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
The world is a stage, and so is your classroom! Hone the skills of the next generation of Tony® award winners with a set of exercises, reference pages, writing prompts, and excerpts from famous plays.
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No-Blender Pulp Painting

For Teachers K - 12th
Like finger painting, this project is very tactile. Kids tear tissue paper into small pieces, add water, and mix up a pulp that can be pressed onto a canvas to create a colorful, textured painting.
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Insoluble Paintings

For Teachers K - 12th
Insolubility and density? Yup, it's art class, of course. To create insoluble paintings that continually move and change, kids mix water-based paint with mineral oil and seal the mixture in laminating pouches.
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Simple Suminagashi

For Teachers K - 12th
Go ahead. Spill the ink! Combine the study of art, social studies, and science with a Suminagashi (spilled ink) activity that produces "unique and unreproducible" works of art.
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Painted Story Quilt

For Teachers K - 12th
Creating story quilts is a great way to combine art, social studies and literature. Kids select a story, a published one or one of their own, to illustrate, paint on a canvas square, embellish, and mount on a felt backing.
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Start with a Circle...

For Students K - 12th
The Golden Ratio. The Divine Proportion. Yup. It's math and art blended into one colorful activity. Young artists combine colored tissue paper circles and parts of circles to create geometric patterns. As a bonus, kids get to figure out...
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“Decalcomania” Glue Paint Symmetry Prints

For Teachers K - 12th
Who knew you could paint with glue? After first adding liquid water color paints to bottles of white Elmer's glue and applying them to paper, students of all ages are then challenged to use their imagination and creativity to draw in...
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Color Clips

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
R-E-D spells red. Kids manipulate squares of color and match a lettered, color square with the same letter printed on a clothespin.
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Rainbow Fish Craft

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Follow your reading of The Rainbow Fish with this adorable printable. Each pupil gets their own fish to color and their own foil scale to affix to the fish.
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A Foundation for Implementation

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Color is the focus of this amazing resource packed with math, social studies, science, and language arts activities. Kids create a color word wall and post symbols, graph the number of objects they find of each color while on a treasure...
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Book Nook

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A reading of Dr. Seuss's My Many Colored Days provides a great intro for a discussion of colors and how they can represent emotions and moods. Kids share the feelings they associate with various colors
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Little Red Riding Hood Worksheet

For Students 1st - 3rd
Designed to be used after a reading of The Little Red Riding Hood, this worksheet asks kids to match thought bubbles with pictures, to order events, and to form the past tense of selected verbs.
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Paint Palette Mixing

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
New math? Sure. Squirt, mix, and match. They may make a mess, but kids are sure to enjoy squirting primary colors on their pallette, following the visual formula indicated, and presenting their solutions to these color problems.
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Elementary Art Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Get crafting with hundreds of pages of art lessons! The plans are organized into topics, which include clay, drawing, composition and design, mixed media, painting, printmaking, and paper.
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Telling Tales with Kamishibai

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Kamishibai (paper drama), is a Japanese form of storytelling that uses emakimono (paper picture scrolls), to relay a moral lesson. As part of a series of resources that examine Japanese art and artists, learners watch a video retelling...
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Instruments to Trace Color and Label

For Students K - 8th
Handbells and castanets. Triangles and timpani. Trumpets and trombones. As part of their study of instruments, young musicians label, trace and color the parts of seven instruments. Also included in the resource packet are tracing...
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Duplo/Lego Tower Pattern Busy Bag

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Turn young learners into pattern detectives with this fun hands-on activity. Using the included set of cards showing different block towers, children replicate each pattern with their own manipulatives while attempting identify...
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Piano Dust Buster - Song Game

For Students K - Higher Ed
Piano practice has never been so fun! Cleverly scaffolded piano practice sessions lead to performances, all of which earn the player points. The app has a digital keyboard for playing when you're on the go, or enable the acoustic piano...
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Cityscapes

For Teachers K - 12th
A perfect resource for an art teacher of any grade. First, click on the resource's second tab, entitled "Activities," to find four unique grade-specific lesson all based on the theme of cityscapes.  Each activity utilizes the included...
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Lesson: Snake Handling

For Teachers K - 5th
Are the studies of art and archeology connected? You bet they are! Young scholars research the ancient temples of Mexico by visiting an archaeology site. They describe the various temples they see, taking note of shapes, stairs, details,...
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Lesson: Proposal for a School Sculpture

For Teachers 1st - 6th
After discussing the artistic elements and design process needed to construct the modern sculpture, Lao Tzu, kids get logical. They consider the purposeful use of space in the sculpture, design a modern piece for a specific space at...
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Lesson: Before You Go...Travel Recommendations from the Experts!

For Teachers K - 5th
Here is a lesson that sounds like a lot of fun. Kids discuss the artistic elements and motives for the painting, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. To get the scope and scale of this oversized masterpiece, they use butcher paper and the...
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Lesson: A Garden Party of My Own

For Teachers K - 5th
Kids look at a beautiful work of art to practice grammar, make connections from life to art, and sketching. They identify all the parts of grammar they see in the image, discuss what they see and do on a picnic, and then draw an imaged...
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Lesson: Animal Journeys

For Teachers K - 5th
Here is a great way to get the brain going. Children look at an image of the sculpture, Jar and then imagine what an animal would look like as it moved inside the sculpture. They then use clay and cookie cutters to create a...