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36. Fun Art Games – KidsART A

36. Fun Art Games – KidsART A

COURSE
KidsART (year A)
76 Weekly lessons/2 school years
LENGTH 
1 hour & 30 minutes
or two 45-minute lessons
AGES
Grades 1-2
DATE
Week of May 8 – 12
2017

L E S S O N P L A N

Overview: After starting with a fun name guessing game, students adopt their color name for the day. Then there are 3 games. The first is a puzzle that reinforces looking for big shapes. Next is a color mixing challenge using paints. Finally, there is a creative crazy creature where artists invent a new creature from cartoon creature parts.

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 Lesson at a Glance
1. WARMUP 10 Minutes – Students begin by sketching still life objects
2. TITLE 10 min – Headline_shortened_and_no_period
3. TITLE 5 min – headlinehere
4. TITLE 27 min – headlinehere
5. TITLE 40 min – headlinehere
B R E A K – If dividing into two lessons.
6. TITLE 10 min – Headlinehere
7. TITLE 2 min – Headlinehere
8. TITLE 10 min – headlinehere
9. TITLE 10 min – headlinehere
10. TITLE 10 min – Headlinehere
11. CLEAN UP 2 min – Everyone helps

 

This one is a little on the rough side today. But all of the materials are in place. We apologize for the inconvenience and will try to have it polished up tonight. Thank you.

1. Warmup (15 minutes)- Artists’ choice and color name game. PDF. Kids can ask only yes or no questions, but they can also give each other hints as much as they want. Teacher needs to help with hints so no one gets really frustrated.

2. Puzzle Color (20 min) – A jumbled puzzle PDF must be colored with markers or oil pastels, and then the pieces cut out and put together. Card stock. Identify the 4 big shapes.

3. Puzzle Pouch (10) – Students create a paper pouch using staples and a folded sheet of paper. Then they decorate it and store their puzzle pieces inside.

Break. This is the end of part one if you’re dividing into 2 sessions.

4. Color match (20) – 4 colors are mixed to match swatches. Tempera paints. Then students use the colors to paint.

5. Crazy Creature (10) – Students draw their own crazy creature using cartoon creature parts from a PDF. 2 pages.

6. Color (13) – Use markers to color the creature. Outline with black at the end.

7. Clean up (2)

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STEP 1. Warmup

Students begin with Artists’ Choice and play a color name game.

15 Minutes Tap the timer buttons to open a countdown in a new tab.

M A T E R I A L S

  • 11″ x 17″ copy paper
  • 4B pencil
  • Eraser
  • Markers and/or oil pastels
  • Blenders (stumps)
  • Paper towels

1. Name Game

Begin with a fun guessing color name game. The new color name will be their name for the day! Cut out the color name tags and without letting kids see them, tape one to everyone’s back as they enter. Explain right away that no one should tell their friends what their new color name is. Everyone must guess! Don’t let students pull their shirt around to peek.

Kids can ask only yes or no questions, but they can also give each other hints as much as they want. Teacher needs to help with hints so no one gets really frustrated.

Always try to greet students as they come in and kneel down when you can, so that you are on their level.

P R I N T
Name Game – 1 page

Tap the image to open the pdf in a new tab or window. Cut tags apart and tape one to the back of each student as they enter.

2. Artists’ Choice

Encourage students to work with one piece of paper for a while. If someone uses the phrase, “free draw”, explain that artists’ choice is something only artists can do, while free-draw is something anyone can do. You want to use the phrase to elevate the students’ expectations of their work.

Everyone should take their time with the work and make a finished piece of art. Limiting the paper can also help kids focus on the work. If someone finishes in super-fast time, ask them what more they can do to the existing paper. Ask again several times – unless they appear overly frustrated; then you can allow them to move on to a new work.

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STEP 2. Puzzle Color

Students will color and put together a fun puzzle.

20 Minutes

M A T E R I A L S

  • Printed puzzle PDF on Cardstock
  • Oil Pastels
  • Blender stumps
  • Kids’ scissors

1. Provide PDF

A jumbled puzzle PDF must be colored with either markers (faster and easier) or with oil pastels. Then the pieces cut out and put together. Card stock. Identify the 4 big shapes.

P R I N T
Artists’ Puzzle – 2 pages

Tap the image to open the pdf in a new tab or window. Print on CARD STOCK and every student should have their own set of 2 pages each.

2. Follow 3 Steps

The puzzle pages have the 3 steps:

  1. Use 2 or 3 pastels to blend colors in each outlined puzzle piece. Try to get something similar to the dot near each piece as indicated with an arrow.
  2. Cut (rough cut out) along the dashed lines.
  3. Finally, cut each piece out as carefully as you can.

3. Provide the key

P R I N T
Puzzle KEY – 1 page

Tap the image to open the pdf in a new tab or window. Print enough for each student to be able to view one as needed.

4. Four BIG Shapes

There are lots of small shapes, but they combine to make 4 big shapes.

5. Original is different

Point out how the reference is similar, but artists sometimes simplify or add things they like.

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STEP 3. Puzzle Pouch

Students create a paper pouch to hold their puzzle.

10 Minutes

M A T E R I A L S

  • Stapler & Staples
  • Cardstock paper
  • Markers
  • Oil Pastels
  • Blender stumps

1. Use Card Stock

Students create a paper pouch using staples and a folded sheet of copy sized card stock paper. Then they decorate it with markers and store their puzzle pieces inside.

More to come soon.

2. step

 

B R E A K – This is the end of part one, if you’re dividing into two lessons.
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STEP 4. Color Match

Students will mix paints to match color swatches.

20 Minutes

M A T E R I A L S

  • Tempera Paints
  • Paper towels
  • Paintbrushes
  • Palette or trays
  • Smocks
  • Water containers
  • PDF

1. Provide PDF

P R I N T
Color Match – 1 page

Tap the image to open the pdf in a new tab or window. Print on CARD STOCK and have one for each student to paint on.

2. Use Tempera to mix & match

“Mix your paints and try to match each of the 4 colors. Fill in the circle that is below to match.”

Teacher, (read verbatim or paraphrase)
Teacher

3. Students Paint on the PDF

4. Write name

5. Set aside to dry

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STEP 5. Crazy Creature

Students will create their own crazy creature from PDF.

10 Minutes

M A T E R I A L S

  • Crazy Creature PDF
  • Pencils
  • Erasers

1. Provide PDF

Students draw their own crazy creature using cartoon creature parts from a PDF. Anything goes! Create your own parts too.

P R I N T
Crazy Creature Parts – 1 page

Tap the image to open the pdf in a new tab or window. Print on CARD STOCK and have one for each student to paint on.

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STEP 6. Color

Students will color and outline their creature.

13 Minutes

M A T E R I A L S

  • Crazy Creature PDF
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Colored markers
  • Black markers

1. Marker Colors

Use markers to color the creature.

2. Black outlines

Outline with black at the end.

3. Add Name

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STEP 7. Clean Up

Everyone Helps

2 Minutes

M A T E R I A L S

  • Paper towels

1. Clean up checklist:

 Super wash brushes

• Empty water containers

• Put art supplies away (sop up runny paint before disposing of palette paper)

• Wipe tables & clean up trash

• Remove smocks

• Collect &/or distribute artwork – NAMES

• Check for personal items on tables and floors

2. Take photos of artwork!

3. Make sure you see the kids connect with parents and tell them about the class if you can!

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G A L L E R Y

Student Work • Tap to open - Scroll to view - Pinch to zoom

T E A C H T O O L S

Everything you need to make your lesson work

  1. Practice and improvement in
  2. Understanding what
  3. Accomplishment in
  4. Fulfillment in

Be on the lookout for

• Experimenting– Trial and error with artwork. Experiment with different styles

Tip of the day: Tip_OF_THE_DAY
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F O C U S

Each bar represents how much of the lesson involves that kind of training.
Insights for the brain – Techniques for the hand – Expression for the heart

Insights
Techniques
Expression

P R E P A R A T I O N

Print your Prep-Page

Tap the circle graphic to open the ArtSquish Prep-Page PDF in a new window.  – includes the Checklist, Roomprep, and a Lesson-at-a-glance overview.

R O O M P R E P : Content_Here

M A T E R I A L S

  • Prints of animals – cut apart with some white paper for clipping to stands
  • Cheasels and clips to hold reference photos
  • Water tubs
  • Plastic plates or watercolor palettes if you want
  • Paper towels
  • water droppers (eye droppers)
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P R E V I E W

Week #37: Still Life Slide
May 15 – 19

Students will learn composition by creating a still life in several parts, painting with grown-up acrylics. The paintings are cut out so they can slide around until the artist likes where they are. The work is then glued down coated with an acrylic glaze.

Week #38: TITLE_in_Bold
May 22 – 26

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I N F O R M

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About The Author

Dennas Davis

Dennas is the founder of Firstlight Arts Academy in Nashville, and also of The Art Instructor (formerly ArtSquish). He has been designing, painting, illustrating and teaching in various combinations since he learned how to hold a crayon. He is the illustrator of 24 children's books with over 5 million in print worldwide. See his paintings at http://dennasd.com

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