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Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 3)
Students demonstrate the events and feelings of spring through movement. They listen to and discuss Vivaldi's 'Spring,' from The Four Seasons, and act out the events in the music.
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Teach children that just because something is old, doesn't mean you have to throw it away with a reading of Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. Engaging children with an arts and crafts activity in which they patch the holes in...
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Justin Hayward: The Art of Landscape
Landscapes by Justin Hayward (not the singer, songwriter, guitarist of the Moody Blues but the Wyoming landscape artist) are featured in a watercolor lesson that models how artists are able to create the illusion of depth on a flat surface.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science activity. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms represented by...
2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Musical Activities for Early Childhood Inclusion
Get your movers and shakers grooving to the beat with this series of musical activities designed to meet everyone's needs! Ten games, using an assortment of instruments, bring awareness to one's body, brain, and social interactions in a...
Pre-K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Recognizing Geometric Shapes
Young mathematicians explore the beauty of geometry with this cross-curricular math and visual arts instructional activity. Over the course of four or five days, children observe and discuss the geometric and organic shapes found in two...
4 mins K - 4th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Classical Music Appreciation (Grades K-2 / Lesson 5)
Students explore the classical music excerpt, 'Sunrise,' by Maurice Ravel. They listen to the excerpt, analyze the musical piece, participate in a visualization, and create an illustration of the sunrise depicted in the music.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
A Letter to Amy Teaching Plan
Peter wants to send a special birthday party invitation to Amy, but a lot can happen between the front door and the mail box. Read the children's book A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats with your class to find out what happens, extending...
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable