Sand Painting with Cereal
Students collect white and yellow cornmeal, malt-o-meal and food coloring mixed with rubbing alcohol added to white cornmeal to create additional colors to create a simple Native American designs.
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Glass Jar Sand Art: Inspired by Navajo Sand Painting
Sand has been used as an artistic medium for centuries and can be found in cultures across the globe. The class examines sand art created by the Navajo people. They mix tempera paint and sand to create their colors, and then fill jars,...
2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Building a Skyscraper
Creating buildings that reach hundreds of feet into the sky is no easy task. The third instructional activity in this series begins with four activities that engage young architects in exploring the major challenges that are faced when...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
3 mins 1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Community of Shapes and Symbols
Create beautiful paintings with negative space in your kindergarten classroom. A multi-step lesson plan guides your class through the process of creating pieces for an art project, which could yield more than one successful composition.
K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts
Tibetan Monk Sand Paintings
Students complete an art project. In this sand paintings lesson, students learn about the history of mandalas and then create a sand painting of their own. Extensions include writing a story or poem about their sand painting, study of...
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Painting with Sand: Basic to Advanced
Kids from 10 to 18 experience painting with sand. This simple idea explains what you need to do to instruct your class in this fun art activity. Tip: Tie this project with the study of cultures that use sand paintings for ritual or...
5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts