Author: Dennas Davis

Sample KidsART Lesson

MONTH • WEEK • This is a real lesson that you can use for free to check out the Art Instructor. Students learn how the concept of harmony applies to visual art just like music. A flower is drawn from reference and painted as a spectrum in watercolor for color-wheel flowers. The arrangement of the colors is used to show harmony, along with some games of harmony color designs.

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Crazy Brains! Kids have ’em. So do you.

So, your child runs into the room holding a big wad of toilet paper with bits of tape all over it, bringing you their new creation, and it’s… well, it’s quite the mess, is the first thing that comes to mind. The important question though, is which side of your brain will be the first to actually speak? [infobox color=”#cfd4a0″ textcolor=”#373732″]This is written from a parenting perspective, and using a young child as an example, but the concepts are applicable to the classroom, and to older children.[/infobox] You have two sides to your brain and each is different. It’s a race. One side is going to win. Do you know which? Does most of your thinking come from your right brain or your left? The scientists say that left brains are for logic and reasoning, while the right side is all about intuitive thought (where the crazy muse resides). I hear people say all the time, that they’re left-brained, or right-brained. Last time I checked, I had a both sides of my brain fully intact and functioning. I’ll bet you have both too. You can do the wacky creative thing some of the time and also keep track of important reasonable stuff at other times. It’s your brain, and you have the ability to switch sides as you need to. It just takes some practice for most people. You get...

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SCROLL & TEACH

Never rewrite a lesson plan again. Read ours once, print your PDFs, and use our easy SCROLL & TEACH lesson plan right on your phone (or other device).

We’ve even included a SUBMIT YOUR SUMMARY text. Just copy & paste and you can send to your principal. It’s an abbreviated lesson plan, with standards and learning targets.

READY, SET, GO!

Look for the READY, SET, GO! section at the bottom of each page. There’s background info, lists, and a printable Prep Page so you don’t have to write down a thing.