Category Archives: Activities for Children

Creative Surprises

What can you create with¬†2 pieces of cardboard and 20 pipe cleaners? ¬†That is the question I asked my Art III students a few weeks ago as I handed out supplies. Students were told to get in pairs and to … Continue reading

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Creative Creation

I had an idea for an assignment for my Art II students for quite a long time before acting on it. I wasn’t quite sure how to implement the plan. I wasn’t sure what materials I would use. I kept … Continue reading

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Creative Way to Teach Art Appreciation

Cartoons have included lessons in music and art appreciation for years. I recently came across a movie with cartoon characters that included a short section teaching art appreciation. The movie is titled, “Looney Tunes: Back in Action”. The setting of … Continue reading

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An Art Room Scavenger Hunt

If you are an art teacher, how do your students become familiar with the classroom, find classroom supplies, and understand classroom procedures? The first few days of school it is important to let your students know what is expected of … Continue reading

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Another Abstract Painting

At the end of the school year I wanted to do something that was worthwhile and also fun. I decided that I wanted to give my students the chance to just play with putting watercolor on paper. I gave each … Continue reading

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