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Oil Pastel Houses Inspired by Marc Chagall

Stu­dents enjoy cre­at­ing these quirky street-scapes inspired by Russ­ian artist, Marc Cha­gall.  There’s just some­thing really fun about crooked build­ings and ran­dom things fly­ing through the air! Mate­ri­als: 12x18 black con­struc­tion paper #2 Pen­cil with pink eraser (the eraser is handy for “sketch­ing” your lay­out!) Oil Pas­tels “Wet wipes” for clean up Exam­ples of the paint­ings of Marc […]

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

I don’t usu­ally repost projects that I’ve posted before, but this one is spe­cial and too good to miss!  This week (March 2nd) we’ll cel­e­brate 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 […]

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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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Tessellations

Tes­sel­la­tions are all around us! A tile floor is a good exam­ple. Encour­age your stu­dents to find other tes­sel­lat­ing pat­terns in the world around them. Then make your own tes­sel­la­tions inspired by artist M.C. Escher. (Don’t be afraid to try these… they are much eas­ier than they look!) First, some help­ful vocab­u­lary:M.C. Escher — a Dutch […]

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Rorschach Creatures

This is a favorite les­son I do with Kinder­garten every fall. They love the sur­prise of open­ing their papers to reveal col­or­ful designs and the fun of using their imag­i­na­tions to “dis­cover” unique crea­tures! I do this les­son in two parts, to give the paint time to dry before adding details with marker. 1. Fold […]

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Dot Monsters!

Dot Mon­sters are a per­fect activ­ity to teach to the whole class or use with those “early fin­ish­ers” who end up with free time after com­plet­ing a project. Kids from 1st grade through 6th grade love mak­ing these! Dot Mon­sters nur­ture imag­i­na­tion and encour­age cre­ative think­ing and prob­lem solv­ing.… and they’re FUN! Here’s how you […]

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