Art · Teaching

Winter Hats Art Activity

With all of the cold weather and snow that we’ve had lately, I wanted to incorporate the blustery, winter season into my art activity for the week. I had browsed through Pinterest and had seen some amazing projects, but the majority of them required tons of supplies that I didn’t have and were a bit…… Continue reading Winter Hats Art Activity

Art · Paint

Kandinsky Trees

With my third graders, we had been talking about warm and cool colors, and I wanted to incorporate them into an abstract art project. Remember my Kandinsky mural art project? If you don’t, check it out! I used Kandinsky’s influence for our abstract trees art project, and the kids really enjoyed it! The trees look…… Continue reading Kandinsky Trees

Art

Paper Plate Skeleton

Who loves Halloween more than kids? My students have been talking about Halloween for weeks, and have been so excited as it’s been drawing closer. For science this week, I did a lesson on bones. We talked about what would happen to your skin without bones (think: gummy worm) and then I incorporated a hands-on art…… Continue reading Paper Plate Skeleton

Paint · Upcycle

Upcycled American Flag Mirror

My grandma, which you may have realized from previous posts, loves the American flag. She has an entire craft room that is dedicated to Americana decor. I had found a mirror at a thrift shop in Logan, Utah that was pretty basic. My intentions were to paint it like the American flag for my grandma. I…… Continue reading Upcycled American Flag Mirror

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Kandinsky Murals

For art, we channeled Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky’s abstract, color-rich murals. His works were greatly influenced by Picasso, Van Gogh, and Matisse. Here was our inspiration: For this project, I gave each of my students a white piece of card stock. With the paper vertically on their desks, they measured 2 3/4 inches across and…… Continue reading Kandinsky Murals

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Dr. Seuss Week

With the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, more commonly known by his pseudonym, Dr. Seuss, falling in the middle of the week, we, the third grade team, planned a fun-filled “Dr. Seuss Week.” We decided to incorporate his beloved stories into our language arts instruction for our classes. On Monday, I opened up our language arts…… Continue reading Dr. Seuss Week