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Hand Print Art for Pre-K and Kindergarten

I don’t usually post project ideas for Pre-K, since I teach K – 6 (so most of my ideas and resources are for those grades). Special thanks to Denise Harrell, the coordinator for Young Children’s World in Abilene, Texas, who submitted these ideas. She used these projects for a Kids Kreations fundraiser and wanted to […]

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Father’s Day Fashion – Kinder Style!

Are these the cutest Father’s Day cards, or what??! Kindergarten projects often include a bit of prep and this one is no exception, but it’s pretty quick and totally worth it!! These ties are done in watercolor and the effects are fabulous…. any one of these designs would make a great tie for real! Only […]

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Butterfly Symmetry with Crayon Resist

Butterflies make the perfect subject for learning about symmetry and they’re a great way to welcome the spring season. I love displaying them by putting a couple of staples through the body and pulling the wings out a little so they look like they’re in flight! It’s fun to let them “fly” off the bulletin […]

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My Good Shepherd

Painting by Sydney, grade 1 When I taught Art at a private Christian School, I would do this lesson every year just before Easter with my first graders. This is one of those projects where the results are totally charming and everyone feels successful…. and the parents love them!! The idea for these adorable watercolor […]

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Christmas “Stained Glass” Ornaments

Are your students bouncing off the walls with anticipation of the coming holiday? Need a last minute project to engage them? Try making these glowing ornaments with the look of stained glass! Students in grade 3 and up will enjoy spreading Christmas cheer when they hang these ornaments on their tree or give them as […]

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Kids’ Art Gift Wrap

One of my awesome parent volunteers recently shared a great idea with me that I wanted to pass along…. “Kids’ Art Gift Wrap”! She was so enthusiastic about it, I couldn’t wait to try it myself. Here’s how you do it:Roll out a long piece of butcher paper (down a hallway, sidewalk, or wherever you […]

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“Thank You” Drawings

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, what better time than now to focus your students on being thankful for the blessings in their lives? Have your students choose one thing they’re thankful for and teach them how to write it with “outline letters”, which they can then decorate to reflect the theme of their illustration. […]

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