Elementary Art Teacher Resources

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Elementary Art Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Get crafting with hundreds of pages of art lessons! The plans are organized into topics, which include clay, drawing, composition and design, mixed media, painting, printmaking, and paper.
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Use Transitional Words and Phrases to Craft a Sequence of Events in a Story

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Developing a clear sequence of events is essential for any narrative writer. The fourth lesson in this series helps learners write about the key events of The Story of Dr. Dolittle using transitional words and phrases. Pause the video to...
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Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom/ Chicka Challenge (Elementary, Literature)

For Teachers K Standards
Is your Kindergarten class about to read the book, Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom? If they are, and you want a few wonderful activity ideas to reinforce phonemic awareness and letter identification skills, look no further. Here you'll find over...
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Women of Wonder: Who Do I Admire?

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Celebrate superwomen during Women's History Month with a lesson that showcases a variety of female role models. Following a whole-class discussion on superheroes, role models, respect, and admiration, scholars listen to several...
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The Maccabees and Hanukkah

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a reading of the story of the Maccabees. Elementary learners discover how Hanukkah came to be with comprehension questions and fun activities for a full lesson during the holidays.
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Poetry Lesson Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Need some ideas for poetry lessons? Check out this packet loaded with suggestions for elementary, middle, and high school writers.
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Tissue Painting

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Let's make colors! Your class will participate in a creative art project that introduces them to the concept of color blending and allows them to discover color combinations through exploration, trail, and error. First, the teacher will...
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Grade 8 Writing Prompts

For Students 6th - 8th
Imagine four pages of writing prompts. Although designed specifically for eighth graders, the topics could be used for upper-elementary and high school writers as well.
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Crafts: Hands-On Activities

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students use the Internet to view craft ideas for them to make. They can create jewelry, paper mache, or a recipe.
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Place Value for Primary Grades- A Place for Everything

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Here is a phenomenal activity on place value to the thousands place.  Learners construct numbers and identify the value of each digit, investigate building numbers using craft sticks and paper plates, and complete other meaningful place...
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Mardi Gras Elementary

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
You don't have to visit Vermilionville to experience the Cajun traditions of Mardi Gras. After examining pictures and hearing stories about these colorful traditions, learners create their own Courir de Mardi Gras masks.
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Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science lesson. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms represented by...
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Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
A thorough lesson plan takes your first grade class through Jane Yolen's beautiful Owl Moon. It crafts the unit with clear objectives, high-level guiding questions, cloze activities and sentence frames, and extension activities at the...
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Architecture: It's Elementary!—First Grade

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Build an interest and appreciation for architecture in your young learners with this fun 10-lesson art unit. Engaging children in using their five senses, the class first observes the environment around them, paying special attention to...
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Puzzle Trees

For Teachers K - 4th
Elementary artists use a collage and multi-media technique to create textured trees. They study the fall trees, discussing texture and what bare trees look like. They then use a variety of materials to create a textural piece. 
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Thanksgiving Craft and Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Create a Thanksgiving craft with two fun elementary lessons. Using tissue paper, young learners make an Indian corn wall ornament. The second activity guides them through the construction of a paper turkey—a Thanksgiving staple!
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Ellis Wilson: An Elementary School Art Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study the life of Ellis Wilson. They examine the use of simple shapes when drawing human figures. They examine how to incorporate pattern into a background setting.
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Japanese Architecture for Elementary School Students

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Art and architecture go hand-in-hand. Kids watch clips from the Hayo Miyazaki film Spirited Away to better understand Japanese customs and architecture. The discussion questions included are very good, and will help you lead the class in...
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Planet Sun Catchers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create suncatchers that resemble planets using recycled plastic lids.
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Look Out My Window. What Do You See?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore William D. Huff's experience during Civil War as portrayed in his drawings, express empathy and demonstrate historical knowledge through creating their own artwork, and craft drawings and captions from perspectives of...
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Four Metaphor Poetry

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Explore the writing traits of word choice and idea development with your class. In this Six Traits of Writing lesson plan, elementary learners listen to and discuss the writing style of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox. They...
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"Music Be the Food of Love:" Found Poetry with Shakespeare and Hip-Hop

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Lines from Shakespeare and from hip-hop artists provide learners with an opportunity to examine the literary devices these artists use to express their ideas about love. Groups use the provided lines to craft found poems, and then the...
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Building for Hurricanes: Engineering Design Challenge

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
"By the hair on your chinny-chin-chin, I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in," says the big, bad wolf! Engineering hopefuls are challenged to design and construct a hurricane-proof building from simple office and craft...
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Magical Leprechaun Footprints

For Teachers K - 2nd
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this lesson. Learners discuss the "magic" of leprechauns and create drawings of three leaf clovers and footprints in this art lesson for the early-elementary classroom. This is a great lesson for the...

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