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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

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