1st Grade

Loon Lake Lesson Plan

Loon Lake Lesson Plan Students will create a loon using a paint resist technique to be placed on a watercolor rendition of a lake surface. Process Discuss loons and other birds that may be found around water. Look at pictures of loons and discuss their characteristics. Discuss the different

Looking into my Life Lesson Plan

Looking into my Life Lesson Plan Process Getting started Students/teacher need to determine which version of the collage they will make. Favorite or Painted. Taking student pictures Take a digital photograph of each students. The student should be standing in front of a light colored wall. The

Flower Close Up Lesson Plan

Flower Close-Up Lesson Plan A marker drawing with a watercolor wash background Process Day 1 Discuss different kinds of flowers. Show pictures and actual examples. Talk about color contrast and relationships, shapes of petals, textures within the leaves and other aspects of flowers. Locate and m

Butterfly Painting Lesson Plan

Butterfly Painting Lesson Plan A crayon drawing filled with watercolor shapes Process Day One: Talk about BUTTERFLIES and LEAVES. Using examples show different kinds of butterflies. Emphasize the symmetry of the wings and the different shapes within both the butterflies and the leaves. Show s

Bug on a Rug Lesson Plan

Bug on a Rug Lesson Plan Process Teacher: You may want to pre-cut construction paper for younger students. You will need 1” to 1 ½” strips for the borders and various shapes for the bug body (circles, oval, squares and long rectangles) in multiple colors. Start by looking at close-up pic

Pattern Landscape Lesson Plan

Pattern Landscape Lesson Plan A marker and crayon drawing filled with many patterns Process Day One: Talk about and define PATTERN and LANDSCAPE. Exhibit samples of some famous landscapes and discuss the techniques and objects the artist used in their landscape. Are there any visible patterns? Wh

Fauvist Farm Animals Lesson Plan

Fauvist Farm Animals Lesson Plan INTERDISCIPLINARY EMPHASIS: Students study vertebrates at third grade, westward expansion at fourth grade, the eco-system at fifth grade and United States history & economics at sixth grade. Farm animals and their impact can be discussed at each of these le

Night and Day Lesson Plan

Day & Night Discussion For day and night grade lesson plan for grades K-2, use photos or illustrated children’s books that show day & night scenes. Discuss the concept that lights turned on in your house show through the windows during the night but those same lights on during the day

Mosaic Flower Vase Lesson Plan

Mosaic Flower Vase Lesson Plan Process Draw a horizontal black line one third of the way up from the bottom of the heavy piece of white paper. On the small bottom section, create a “checkered” tablecloth effect by drawing squares. Draw all the vertical strokes first Next, add the horizontal

Butterfly Quilt Lesson Plan

Butterfly Quilt Lesson Plan HINT! Fold construction paper in half and cut out the shape of a large backwards “C”. Don’t cut on the fold. Advanced students may cut out a curved or pointed wing design. Process Cut colored construction paper into strips approx. ¾” wide and paste around t

Balloons and Kites Lesson Plan

Balloons & Kites Lesson Plan Process 1. Fold the white paper gently in half and open the crease line. The top half will be your sky and the bottom half will be a field of grass with wild flowers. 2. TOP HALF: Color with a blue crayon. Alternate between hard and light pressure to crea

Quilting Bee Lesson Plan

Quilting Bee Lesson Plan This lesson plan utilizes recycled and/or reclaimed materials. Teacher Input Discuss and research recycling efforts in your community. What materials can be recycled? What materials does your community recycle? Explore what would happen if no one recycled. View art c

Rain Forest Animals Lesson Plan

Rain Forest Animals Lesson Plan Procedure Session 1-2 Discuss what a rain forest is. What animals are found there? What parts of the world have rain forests? Show areas on the map where rain forests are located. Have students choose their animal. Demonstrate how to draw several varieties

Sonoran Sunset Lesson Plan

Sonoran Sunset Lesson Plan Objective Demonstrates the colors in the rainbow and techniques in mixing colors. Promotes fine motor skills through the use of scissors and detailed paper tearing. Procedure Begin by having students paint a sunset, starting with blue and ending with yellow. This is a g

Tooth Fairy Lesson Plan

Tooth Fairy Lesson Plan Purpose To create a satisfying piece of art that has meaning for most children. This lesson develops fine motor skills, acquaints them with shapes and colors and exposes them to cultural folklore. Read children’s book on dental hygiene. You could also arrange for a

Tropical Paradise Lesson Plan

Tropical Paradise Teacher Input Provide examples of project and photographs of tropical scenes Discuss colors in tropical scenes – warm and cool colors, variety of vibrant colors and the variations in the shades of green Discuss the three parts the scene should include: foliage, water and sky E

Abstract Fish Lesson Plan

Abstract Fish National Standard II- of Student Interest/Ability/Needs Correlation National Standard I – Art Links to Broader Goals Using structures and function Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines. Objectives National Standard III – Content & Teaching of Art Art

Fantasy Sandwich

Fantasy Sandwich Correlation National Standard I – Art Links to Broader Goals Compare and contrast symbolic artwork by a contemporary artist with Native American totems. Identify symbols used by Native Americans. Objectives National Standard III – Content & Teaching of Art Students will

Take a Walk on the Wild Side Lesson Plan

Take a Walk on the Wild Side Correlation These projects correlate with units that teach about culture, writing units, as well as math and history. Objectives Students will create a torn paper animal face (lion) or and African mask based on their personality traits. They will begin to understand

Under the Sea

Under the Sea Process View and discuss the different types of sea life. Look at pictures and examine the different ways fish use colors (camouflage, attractions, etc.). Create the background for your sea picture. First, lightly pencil sketch the ocean floor onto the bottom fourth of your heav

Insect Selfie

Insect Selfie Process Introduction Look at the visual references. Discuss various body parts of different insects. Guided Practice Students are asked to consider the placement of the head and encouraged to draw big! For example, I ask them if they would hold their paper horizontal or vertic

Eric Carle’s Cats

Eric Carle’s Cats Process Setup Setup 4 stations with supplies ahead of time STATION 1 – Tempera Paint, Paint Brushes, White Art Paper Create patterns using different sized paint brushes and different colors of paint. Fill the entire sheet of paper with patterns. STATION 2 – Temper

DeGrazia Art Project

DeGrazia Project History Ted DeGrazia was a famous artist who was born in the small mining town of Morenci, Arizona. He lived in Mexico for part of his life­, and studied with Diego Rivera. His art finally became popular in the 1960’s, but in 1976; he burned more than 100 of his paintings

Tropical Birds

Tropical Birds Procedure Discuss parrots and other tropical birds. Look at pictures of the birds discussed and note their characteristics. Located habitats on a world map. Using the field guide, discuss parts of a bird – beak shapes, types of feathers on the wings and tails, etc… Ha

Up, Up & Away

Up, Up & Away History The Montgolfier brothers of Annonay, France invented the first hot air balloon in 1783. Hot air ballooning is clebrated as man’s first flight and is still showcased at festibals and ballooning events around the world. Enrichment Research the history and science of

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