After the Dance
Young scholars create a crayon resist painting after exercising. They participate in an exercise session of dance and movement, discuss how they feel after exercising, and create a painting using watercolor crayon resist techniques.
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Dance with Your Fingers, Draw with Your Toes
Pair dancing, music, and art into one elementary lesson plan. Using the work of Henri Matisse and Rudy Autio as inspiration, kids spend a few days listening to music that fits the moods of various pieces of art, then work on their own...
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Flip and Flop: An Adaptation Through Dancing Echoes with Shapes and Locomotor Movement
Dancers practice echoing through dance. They listen to a story "Flip and Flop" and then are put into pairs. One partner is Flip, while the other is Flop. Flip creates a shape by dancing, and Flop, the other student, echoes that shape by...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
"Infernal Dance" From The Firebird, by Igor Stravinsky
This activity about Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird, provides information about the composer, the ballet, and the "Infernal Dance." It also includes questions about the music, as well as extension activities such as a puppet show.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Describing Mirror Dances (Size and Tempo)
Third graders examine size and tempo in dance before performing mirror image dance moves. In this dance lesson, 3rd graders examine dance moves with different sizes and tempos. They design and perform mirror image movements while working...
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Dancing the Colors of Birds
Learners explore colors through storytelling and dance. In this visual arts instructional activity, students view the painting "Bird and Cornstalk Rug" and identify three colors. Learners express how the colors make them feel through the...
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts