Welcome to my blog! I'm hoping to compile my adventures and experiences as an elementary art teacher here. This blog is full of art lessons, ideas, student artwork, and resources for parents, students, friends and other art educators. Enjoy!
I found this lesson on the DeepSpaceSparkle blog. She did this lesson with 3rd graders, but I adapted my lesson for Kindergarteners. I borrowed a sock monkey from our school's library to show as an example.
Kindergartners talked about the different types of antique toys, and brainstormed some of their own examples. This was a two day project. On the first day, students focused on drawing using simple shapes (ovals, circles, rectangles, semi circles). After the drawing was complete, they used tempera paint to add color. The second day was decoration day! I set out trays of ribbon, buttons, beads, sparkles and scrap paper. Students created shirts, hats, crowns and added other embellishments to their sock monkeys.
4th grade students learned about our state bird, the cardinal! This was a quick one day project that included drawing and painting. First, students drew their cardinal and tree branches with black oil pastel. Next they used tempera paint to fill in the color. The last step was the snow flakes! They used the end of their brush to make the falling snow. Check out our cardinals below!