Grade 3 to Grade 5 Arts and Humanities Lesson Plans

  • A Character Lifebox - Students will: will create a character life box for a character in The Shakespeare Stealer.
  • A Curling Experience - Students research traditional paper quilting designs.
  • Cloud Types - Students will create a picture that shows four different cloud types (Cirrus, stratus, cumulonimbus, and cumulus).
  • Challenging Self-Perceptions Art - Furthers understanding and appreciating new trends in creative expression.
  • Drawing with Emotion - This lesson provides students an opportunity to explore how certain colors and styles of writing reflect emotion. Students use words to name an emotion and colors to describe it.
  • Drawing Birds - Drawing an animal using basic shapes.
  • Exploring Watercolors - Students will explore the medium of watercolor paints.
  • Fall Trees on Foil - This is a nice introduction to etching. Students can create a fall drawing using just foil, paint, and tissue paper.
  • Flowers for the Heroine - Students will be able to appreciate the duties, responsibilities, and roles of their teacher.
  • Greeting Card Picture - This is a fun activity to do with students around the holidays or at the end of the year.
  • Macaroni Skeleton Art - To make a skeleton out of different shapes of pasta and to know the bones, muscles and joints of the human body.
  • Media - The learner will: define media as it relates to art;explore various drawing media; understand that different media have different properties.
  • Molas Collage - This lesson introduces student to the bright colors and abstracted designs of traditional Molas using drawing with markers and cutting and pasting colored papers.
  • Mosaics - Students can create a picture using many small parts. This lesson can be tied into many subjects and themes across the curriculum.
  • Multicultural Quilt - To have students think about the traditions and cultures of their backgrounds and ancestors, then to have them incorporate their creativity and thoughts into a small piece that represents themselves.
  • Overlapping Fish - To develop skills in art composition. To learn complementary colors. To acquire tracing & drawing skills.
  • Pebble Painting - Motivate students to pebble paint by first reading the story, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, by William Steig.
  • Poster Contest - Why is it important to vote?
  • Profiles & Masaccio - Explain what a profile and silhouette is to the students. Also teach who Masaccio is and what he did with profiles.
  • Puzzle Pictures - This activity is a fun way for students to explore patterns and design. Students can also use it practice using contrasting or complimenting colors, warm or cool ones, or primary and secondary ones.
  • Rainforest 3-D Art - Given art tools and supplies, students will create a 3-D Rainforest Scene illustrating five aspects of the rainforest.
  • Scenery Box - Students will create a three-dimensional scene by making a scenery box.
  • Spring Egg - Students will create a spring egg out of pastels, construction paper and glue.
  • Storytelling - The objective is to have the boys and girls reflect on the job of the griot, and then turn themselves into griots by tell their story through art.
  • The Fauves vs. The Realists - Compare and Contrast Real and Expressive Colors. Create tints and shades.
  • Tolerance and Anger Journals - Help students learn the importance of setting goals.
  • Tolerance For Every Day - Students will learn to channel their anger in positive ways.
  • Understanding & Creating Kwanzaa - Become familiar with the use of colored pencil as a medium There are 7 days in Kwanzaa, there will be a lesson for each.

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