Textured Monsters inspired by Maurice Sednak's Where the WIld Things Are
I love the illustrations in Where the Wild Things Are. Mr. Maurice using such wonderful texture throughout the entire book! His monsters are morphs of all kinds of different creatures. I use my zoom on my Elmo Projector to read and show the kids all the different textures and parts combined in each monster. We fill out the worksheet together after reading. It has them observe and practice visual texuture, and then shows them how to create it with colors. I teach the kids about tints and…
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Snakes in the Grass: a Lesson for Scaffolding Weaving Skills - Art Teacher Smile
weaving skills introduction, scaffolding for teaching art, first grade snakes in the grass lesson.
How to Make a Pinwheel (And Impress Your Kids!)
It only takes 4 simple supplies and just a couple minutes to make a pinwheel that'll have the kids totally impressed and playing in the Summer breeze!
Doodle Cubes – Art Activity for Kids
Doodle cubes are a fun art activity for kids that allows them to see how their 2D designs can translate into 3D designs. Great for spatial awareness! Written by Ana Dziengel I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here on The Artful Parent today! I have been a fan of Jean’s blog well before I even knew what blogs were. Jean has inspired so many parents out there to be creative with their children (including me!) so it is a huge honor to be meeting you all today on her blog! My name is Ana…
Simply Your Best Lesson Multiplied!
We got two feet of snow which bought me some peace and quiet to make substitute lesson plans. I am almost finished with 8 weeks worth of lesson plans, handouts, examples, etc etc etc. for my maternity leave. All this lesson planning gave me an idea. A BEST LESSON CHAIN: Send me ONE of your best and simplest lesson plans (via e-mail) and I will copy it into a common format and e-mailed everyone back a huge packet of lesson plans! They can be used for your classroom or for substitutes. COST…
Pipe Cleaner and Button Bracelets
Pipe cleaner and button bracelets were a creation of my daughter. Knowing this craft is simple and inexpensive I knew my audience would love it – because who doesn’t love that? It’s fun to watch my daughter come up with her own ideas. The more you open up your craft closet to your kids, the...Read More
Easy Erosion Experiment for Kids ⋆ Sugar, Spice and Glitter
Hands-on science experiments are one of our favourite rainy day activities. This week Marie set up an easy erosion experiment for kids that had the double bonus of using up some leftover candy we had kicking around the kitchen! My parents are the worst for sneaking candies and lollipops into my daughter’s coat pockets whenever they take […]
Weathering Erosion and Deposition Foldable - Great for Interactive Notebooks
Students will create a Frayer model foldable which will help them understand the three different slow changes to Earth's surface: weathering, erosion, and deposition. This foldable will require students to define the target vocabulary word, write the essential characteristics of the vocabulary word,...