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73 resources with the keyterm imagination

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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...
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Lesson Plan: Humans and the Land

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Art acts as inspiration for a conversation about human impact on the environment and creative writing. The class examines three pieces, looking for evidence of human impact on the landscape. They then write a first-person narrative, from...
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Lesson Plan: A Miniature Game

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Art inspires art, as children work to understand artistic forms that come from the imagination. They analyze the installation piece, Fox Games and then discuss the design process. They then use clay to create imaginative dioramas,...
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Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Pictures of Rock Stars: The Imagined

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Youth, fame, and beauty are marks of modern society. Artist Elizabeth Peyton has captured all three in her series of imagined rock star portraits. The class analyzes her use of technique, emotion, and imagination in each of six pieces,...
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Lesson Plan: Blending Observation and Imagination

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Upper graders analyze the work, Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase by Maria van Oosterwyck. They consider the value of her paintings and how they are still relevent and sought after, 350 years after they were created. The blending of...
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Lesson Plan: Newsflash!

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Fox Games is an Installation piece that allows observers to walk through a clay environment. Kids analyze the piece, considering storytelling and perspectives of light. They imagine how different the piece would look at various times of...
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The Imagine Poetry & Mural Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Readers of all ages can work together in groups to create original poetry on the theme of "Imagine," inspired by John Lennon's classic song. They also create a mural to illustrate their poetry. A beautiful lesson, inspired by a beautiful...
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Expanded Images

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Allow your young artists to use their imagination with this fun art project! Cut out various images from a magazine to be the spark to your artists' creativity. Have them glue an image onto a piece of paper, then draw a backdrop to go...
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Lesson: Resolving Conflict Creatively

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The wood sculpture Nkisi Nkondi is said to have been used to aid in conflict resolution. Learners pretend they are journalists reporting on a conflict in which the figure was used to resolve an issue. A creative and interesting use of...
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Chatty Cherry Stories

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young artists will respond to reading children's literature, by engaging in original storytelling and representing their own images through the visual arts. Then they orally describe details of people, places, and things in their stories...
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The Box

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Learners of any age can participate in this imagination and improve development activity. With the use of a small box, they work through a series of questions or situations posed by the teacher. Each group uses the box to create short...
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Doodles

For Teachers K - 8th
Here is a fun drawing activity that is sure to develop listening, shape recognition, drawing, skills and eye-hand coordination. The class doodles over an entire page based on the instructions they are given. This resource includes...
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The Cheshire Cookie

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Abby ends up lost in a strange place with only the Cheshire Cookie Monster for a guide. Use this story as a model and then ask children to practice using their storytelling abilities to tell their own tale.
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The Princess And The Pea

For Teachers Pre-K - K
The famous story of the princess and the pea is parodied in this film. This resource is a great way to delve into storytelling and the way anyone can tell a tale and turn it into their own.
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Metallic Galactic Mobile

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students create 3-dimensional models of their own imaginary galaxies of newly discovered planets. They write fictional accounts of their experiences visiting each new planet. Students writing includes a recognizable beginning, middle,...
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Have It Your Way Sandwich Collage

For Teachers K - 2nd
You want to make a sandwich out of fabric and paper? If so, this art project provides the instructions needed. Learners will use a variety of fabrics and paper to construct a sandwich through collage. Tip: Have leaners describe the...
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Tissue Paper Puzzle Art

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Get creative and use a tissue paper collage to make wonderful window hangings for the classroom. You'll find the materials list, objectives, and instructions needed to complete this fun activity. This project encourages eye-hand...
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The Planet Of Huff & Puff

For Students Pre-K - K
Trash Gordon battles the breeze in this story located on the planet of Huff & Puff. This is storytelling at its best!
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Art Tape Amusement Parks

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In need of a quick way to get rid of extra art tape? This simple idea describes how learners can use it to create mini amusement parks. They'll form the tape into roller coasters, cars, and people with a little imagination and creative...
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Tug of War Exercise

For Teachers K - 6th
Learners hone their acting and imagination by playing tug-o-war with an imaginary rope. Each group works together and pretends to pull the other group over the imaginary line with an imaginary rope. This could be a good improve warm up...
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Pipe Cleaner Sculpture

For Teachers K - 6th
Learners of any age can make the most out of their pipe cleaners. This art project idea is very simple and yet, it could result in some amazing works of art. They use pipe cleaners, flat styrofoam, straws, pasta, and beads to create...
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Seth Green: Sesame Moment

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Seth Green describes his favorite Sesame Street movements and describes how it kick started his interest in acting. You can use this video as a way to begin a discussion about using one’s imagination.
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Show, Don't Tell

For Students 3rd - 6th
Learners will read an article about the king of Egypt, Osiris. Then, they record their findings of showing love in the chart given. This activity will provide them with practice to write their own short passage, where they must also show...
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A Stomping Good Time: Using Found Instruments and Invented Rhythms to Make Beautiful Music

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students work in small groups to use everyday objects to create performances inspired by the work of STOMP. They create a system of notation to document the music and movement of a 2-minute performance.