Third graders explore Polynesian art. They view and discuss examples of masks, grass skirts, and leis, create a statue to ward off evil, and write a paragraph describing their sculpture.
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Shoes and the Backyard Landscape
Your shoes get a lot of mileage in familiar places. Represent the places you have traveled the most with an art project based on a print of Indian People Wear Shoes and Socks by Juane Quick-to-See Smith. Kids trace their shoes and draw...
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Ocean Exploration: Shapes and Patterns Under the Sea
So many shapes in our vast oceans. Young explorers can discover new shapes in a variety of ways in this instructional activity. One way is having free exploration with a pattern shape kit handed out by the teacher. Another is by viewing...
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Social Studies: Micronesian Art
Elementary school kids visit the Ethnic Art Center Website and read the Adventure Team's journal entries describing the Ethnographic Center. They discuss the types of Micronesian art and how the art is being lost to tourists and European...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
An Imaginary Creature And Then Using Describing And Action Words for a Creative Writing Exercise
You have to collect lots of materials (boxes, bags, toilet paper rolls, etc.) for this lesson to work successfully. After modeling how to create an imaginary creature out of the collection of recycled materials, let your class search...
3rd - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Paper Clay Fish Sculpture
Why not get creative and use paper clay to create colorful fish sculptures? All the steps needed to complete this activity are included. Your class will sculpt beautiful fish while exploring color, shape, and creative thinking. Use these...
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts