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Beautiful poetry, art, and music are such wonderful ways to express your ideas and feelings. For brilliant Swirls and Smiles try Crayola Ultra Clean Washable Markers.
Read poetry or listen to music that describes emotions such as anger, love, fear, anticipation, frustration, sadness, or happiness. Ask students to provide words that poets use to convey feelings. How do musical melodies, beats, and words evoke a mood?
Invite students to find a poem or song that expresses their feelings. Or students may write personal poems or music describing emotions that they have experienced. Challenge students to use new and interesting words and melodies.
In the visual arts, each color seems to have its own unique personality. Discuss how colors such as pink, red, black, white, blue, and yellow affect moods. Could line, shape, form, and/or texture also be used to convey feelings?
Students apply the elements of the visual arts (color, line, shape, form, texture) to create a drawing that portrays the emotions in their poems or music. With Crayola Ultra Clean Markers, create a background.
Create vibrant patterns, swirls, symbols, and dots. How much of each color will best reflect the mood?
Invite students, individually or in small groups, to present their poems, artwork and musical compositions to classmates. In turn, ask audience members to identify terms, colors, etc. that evoked emotional responses.
Create a 3-D braille chart simply with Crayola® School Glue, Markers and paper.
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