This is a new project for us this year and as much as I loved it, I think that the little artists loved it even more! It was inspired by…
Better late than never! Here are a few of our new Spring projects from the art classroom. Each piece of art turned out beautifully. I don’t know who was more thrilled: me or the kiddos! As is the case with all new projects, I usually gauge if the project is worth making it a “regular” project from year to year and I have a feeling that all of these will be back next year. I will not bore you with lesson plans, but these masterpieces are all very fun and relatively easy to duplicate at home!
Back before days of multiple furlough days we art teachers (in our school system) used to enjoy regular opportunities to collaborate and share lessons and ideas. For our unique classrooms (elementary art), we all agreed that our time together was more helpful than any speaker, workshop or training money could buy. Unfortunately most of those days we used to enjoy have turned into furlough days and necessary training days (the time of technology is here and the potential is pretty astounding… that’s a different discussion though). I’ve missed the regular collaboration dearly and I feel that fellow teachers are an amazing resource! Enter Teachers Pay Teachers…
I promise to post more of my art soon, but I can’t resist some of these adorable kid projects that come to fruition during my day job. Here is the lesson plan for Spring Watercolor flowers (I wrote it for school, so obviously you don’t have to do the book reading but it is an adorable and worthwhile book)! You can use tempra cake paints (what we use in class) or you could even water down some acrylic or gouache paints. 🙂 This is such a simple and rewarding project; have fun!
As promised, here is a little EASY and FUN sock monkey lesson that I have found to be a huge confidence booster to my 3rd grade artists. I think that every child was extremely proud of his or her sock monkey when we finished. Here are the instructions… (cut and pasted from my official lesson plan at school; you don’t really have to show your kids a Power Point presentation but you could!)