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Crayon Resist Easter Card






Here’s a quick and easy crayon resist project I did with some of my 1st and 2nd graders.  Students folded 12×18 paper in half and painted on the front, for a charming Easter card.  Inside, they wrote: “He is risen!  He is risen indeed!” Materials: 12×18 heavy-weight white construction paper black crayons watercolors (I like […]






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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!






 Yesterday (March 2nd) we celebrated a very special birthday in our Kindergarten classes…. that of beloved children’s author/illustrator, Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka “Dr. Seuss”.  In his lifetime, Dr. Seuss published over 40 children’s books which have inspired both reading and imagination for generations of children.  His birthday has fittingly been adopted as the date for […]






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K Portfolios – A Purple Crayon Adventure!






I’ve always loved books, so I love to start the school year off by reading an art-related story to each of my classes. My favorite “art story” for Kindergarten is Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. This classic children’s tale was first published in 1955 and has been hugely popular ever since. It […]






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Easy Mondrian






Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), was one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His abstract designs had a huge influence on the graphic design, architecture, and interior design of his day. He was best known for his stylized, geometric designs of black and white grids filled with bright, primary colors. Students are […]






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Happy 100th Day of School!






Last week our adorable Kinders celebrated the “100th Day of School”. One of their many fun activities was to draw self-portraits of themselves today and in 100 years! As you can see, the results were charming!! Even if your 100th Day of School has already passed, this is a fun project to do anytime! 1. […]






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Gung Hey Fat Choy!






Chinese New Year falls on Valentine’s Day this year! Chinese New Year is often celebrated with a parade led by a long, colorful dragon. My 1st graders drew a fun Chinese Dragon to ring in the “Year of the Tiger”! 1. Cut a piece of 12″x18″ white construction paper in half to measure 6″x18″.2. Using […]






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Snowflake Crayon Resist






This fun lesson was inspired by a project I saw on Art Projects for Kids… “Watercolor Resist Snowflakes”. I changed it up just a little for my Kindergarten classes and they had a blast doing this! First we talked a bit about snowflakes and then I showed them some amazing photographs of real snowflakes (taken […]






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