Expressing Emotions Through Art Lesson 4: Everybody Celebrates
Learners examine how feelings of caring and working together can be expressed in works of art, and define the terms two-dimensional and three-dimensional. They design and create celebratory hats using three-dimensional paper techniques.
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Humourous Head Planter Spike: Ceramics Lesson
What a great activity. Kids create humorous ceramic character (heads) spikes to enliven a planter. Modern art is full of expressive and exaggerated forms and your class gets to create them out of clay. This would be a lovely activity to...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Eric Carle Mural
Inspire first grade artists to learn about abstract and realistic art while reading Eric Carle's Where are you Going? To See My Friend. Young artists design and make a mural collage by tearing shapes of paper while comparing English and...
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Recognizing Geometric Shapes
Young mathematicians explore the beauty of geometry with this cross-curricular math and visual arts lesson plan. Over the course of four or five days, children observe and discuss the geometric and organic shapes found in two pieces of...
4 mins K - 4th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan: Communicating With Body Language
The Olmec were an ancient people native to Mexico who lived from 1000-500 BC. Young artists examine the Olmec piece Seated Figure to analyze the use of body language to communicate a tone or feeling. They then use clay or play-dough to...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Picture Fists Full of Kisses
Ease children's back-to-school jitters with this primary grade lesson based on the book The Kissing Hand by Ruth E. Harper. Starting off with a singing of the song "I Wish I Had a Little Red Box", children go on to discuss and create a...
Pre-K - 2nd Math CCSS: Adaptable