Castle Creativity

Third grade students planned their castle’s mood and landforms, chose their focal point, then colored their drawing with oil pastels. Supplies: Construction paper Pencils, erasers Sharpie Oil pastels Downloadable PowerPoint:┬áCastle Creativity I am always searching for projects that will encourage my students to stretch their creative and problem-solving muscles. I found an idea for a…

Hybrid Animals

Using photo references, fourth graders practiced observational drawing by combining characteristics of two different animals to create a hybrid. Supplies: Pencils, erasers Photo references of animals Sets of 24┬ácolored pencils 9″ x 12″ drawing paper Downloadable PowerPoint:┬áHybrid Animals I wrote my hybrid animal lesson plan the first year I was teaching. I had middle school…

Listen Up! Game

Listen Up! Game is perfect for introducing elementary students to the art classroom.