Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos) is right around the corner! Don’t miss the opportunity to share this important cultural tradition with your students. Often misunderstood, this popular Mexican holiday honors ancestors and loved ones who have died, and is celebrated each year on November 1st & 2nd. This family-centered holiday celebrates the cycle of […]
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Chinese New Year is right around the corner! Monday, January 23, 2012 will mark the start of the “Year of the Dragon”, year 4709 on the Chinese calendar, where each year is designated by one of 12 animals. I thought a dragon project would be fun for my first graders as we usher out the […]
4th grade “JOY” by Jacob For our school-wide Thanksgiving project, we decided to show our thanks to some very special people… My K through 7th grade students have been busy making Christmas cards for Veterans, to spread some Christmas cheer and let these men and women know they are loved and appreciated! The hundreds of cards […]
We had a blast at my Teach Kids Art: “Day of the Dead” workshop yesterday! I added a new project this year, “Day of the Dead Prints” — inspired by Jose Posada. Jose Posada (1852–1913) was a prolific Mexican folk artist and political satirist from Aguascallientes in central Mexico. Posada began learning lithography (a form of printmaking using a […]
The popular Mexican holiday, “Day of the Dead” is just around the corner! If you live on the California Central Coast, don’t miss your chance to get some great project ideas at my teacher workshop, “Teach Kids Art: ‘Day of the Dead’ Projects”.… this weekend only - Saturday, September 24th, 2011 from 9am-noon at Palace Art & Office Supply in […]
Here’s a great lesson for Memorial Day… I did this with my 1st graders, but any age could have fun with it. Easy to prep, no clean up, everyone was successful, and the kids LOVED it… you can’t beat that! Materials: 9x12 white paper Black “F” Sharpie Red and blue markers Directions:1. Discuss the American flag and […]
Kids love to make hand-made greeting cards for holidays, but most of these cards don’t fit into conventional envelopes. Here is an easy way to make your own envelopes, and even add a liner to make them extra-special! To Make an Envelope: 1. Lay your card diagonally on a square of paper that is a […]
Hi! I'm Cheryl, and I'm a big fan of kids' artwork! For the last 20+ years, I've had the privilege of teaching art to kids from kindergarten through high school.... in public, private, charter, and homeschool settings. Now I'm focusing on mentoring other teachers through demos, workshops, and sharing lessons and more on my blog. I have a degree in art and an art ed credential, but I've learned that you don't need to be an "artist" or have an art background yourself to teach art to kids. All you need are good lessons to follow (like following a recipe) and the willingness to have fun! Over the years, I’ve developed hundreds of successful, classroom-tested art lessons for kids, and all the tips, methods, and strategies to go along with them! My passion now is to make all this available to classroom teachers, homeschool teachers, parents, and grandparents.… to anyone who wants to share the joy of ART with the kids in their life!
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