LESSON PLANS

  • BUSY HANDS
    Creative ideas incorporating hand prints into  artwork.
  • HANDS ON
    Offers imaginative ways to turn hand prints into works of art.  Ideal for young children.
  • FEET FIRST
    A creative and fun plan for young children.
  • FINGERS, THUMBS & PHOTOS, OH MY
    Fun & creative ideas for use with young children.
  • GRADE K-2 LESSONS  (K-2)
    Includes several lessons for participants in Grades K-2.
  • CLOWNS   (K-1)
    Clown painting lesson plan.
  • BUG ON A RUG  (K-3)
    This plan uses cut construction paper and markers to create a colorful close-up of bugs and insects.
  • WALK ON THE WILD SIDE   (K-5)
    Lions, Kangaroos and African masks dominate this torn paper lesson plan.
  • PROUD AS A PEACOCK   (1st)
    Create colorful peacocks with this unique lesson plan.
  • SONORAN SUNSET  (1-2)
    A lesson submitted by one of our award winning art educators.
  • RAINBOW FISH  (1-3)
    Based on the Rainbow Fish story.
  • DEGRAZIA ART PROJECT  (1-3)
    A lesson submitted by one of our award winning teachers.
  • ERIC CARLE’S CATS   (1-3)
    Create colorful cats using paints and construction paper.
  • ICE CREAM CONE
    Creative and fun for the younger kids.
  • TOOTH FAIRY
    Designed for young children, this plan combines markers, paints and tissue paper in a fun plan that focuses on shapes and proportions.
  • INSECT SELF-PORTRAIT  (2-4)
    Uses markers and crayons to create your favorite insect and finish it off with a self-portrait for the head and face.
  • TORN PAPER LESSONS  (2-6)
    Clever plans using torn paper.
  • GRADES 3-5 LESSONS   (3-5)
    Includes several lessons for participants in Grades 3-5.
  • FALLING LEAVES  (3-5)
    A fun and educational plan designed for children in grades 3-5.
  • MASKING MAGIC   (3-5)
    Use of various painting techniques including masking, sponging and spattering.
  • UNDER THE SEA   (3-5)
    For grades 3-5.  Use a variety of media to create a snapshot of the sea and sea life.
  • CITISCAPES    (3-5)
    Lessons for artwork depicting citiscapes.
  • FAUVIST FARM ANIMALS   (3-6)
    Creative lesson plans based on typical farm animals.
  • MASTERS SERIES  (3-6)
    Offers a series of lessons based on some of the great art masters.
  • TROPICAL BIRDS   (4-5)
    Combine paints and markers to create unique and colorful tropical birds.
  • RAIN FOREST ANIMALS   (4-5)
    Lessons based on animals found in the tropical rain forests.
  • LIGHTHOUSES   (4-6)
    Colorful lighthouse lesson plans.  Designed for Grades 4-6.
  • LOOKING IN TO MY LIFE   (4-8)
    For older elementary or middle school kids, combines creative use of a photograph with artwork.
  • LOON LAKE
    This plan uses a paint resist technique to create images of loons on the water.
  • SHADOW PLAY
    Uses backgrounds and silhouettes to create images of well known landmarks such as the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty.
  • UP, UP & AWAY
    A simple, fun and colorful plan for children of all ages.
  • TROPICAL PARADISE  (6th)
    A lesson submitted by one of our award winning art educators.
  • ONE DAY LESSON PLANS
    These four lessons are ideal for art creation when time is limited.
  • BACKGROUNDS & BORDERS
    Illustrates creative use of backgrounds & borders.

ART IDEA SHEETS

No Art Teacher? No Problem! Helpful ideas if you are running the program without the involvement of an art teacher. 

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Happiness Initiative – Ideas on incorporating a Self-esteem initiative while creating your artwork.

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Additional Resources

Visit our Pinterest site for more ideas & lesson plans perfect for your Original Works program.

 

 

You can also find additional Lesson Plans at these sites.  Just be sure that the plan you choose follows our Art Guidelines!

The Art of Education

Incredible Art Department

Deep Space Sparkle

Kinder Art