"How Do You Hug a Porcupine" ("Como Abrazas a un Puercoespin?”) by/por- Laurie Isop is the inspiration for students to c
Many works of art and architecture are made by using one or two shapes in a repetitive pattern. Repeating patterns are
Eric Carle’s story, From Head to Toe, is brimming with his timeless textured collage animals performing a multitude of a
"When Marian Sang" by Pam Munoz Ryan, a picture book that deals with following one's dreams and persisting in the face o
Design and decorate a symbolic carp streamer in the Japanese tradition of Kodomonohi (Children's Day).
Pretty purses and bulging backpacks and all around us! Design a distinctive bag with special features to accommodate a s
Link the visual and language arts! After drawing memories in the style of folk artist Clementine Hunter, classmates tell
Tackle those plural groups head on and help your students make a tool for them to remember the odd ones out. This card s
Explore ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics! Invent a secret code and make an authentic-looking cartouche.
This pillow will “pop” with color, line and style! Inspired by the Pop art movement, this three dimensional creation wil
Students learn about Josie’s carvings after reading Pictures of Hollis Woods. What kind of carving would Josie make of t
Students create playful pop-ups to present character studies of mythological figures using colored pencils, markers and
Imagine you lived in a castle in France, Germany, or Italy during the Middle Ages. What crops would grow on the land? Gr
Celebrate the colors and shapes of nature’s bounty in a Giuseppe Arcimboldo-inspired self-portrait. Learn about incorpor
Create a castle with recycled boxes, Crayola® Washable Sidewalk Paint, and a good imagination. Write a play script for t
Play a game in pairs that challenges students to describe and classify their knowledge and research into one word catego
Try an easy art technique to create dramatically colorful paper with paint. Use the student-created art paper to make cu
Ship figureheads used to embody the spirit of each sailing ship. Students create figures that symbolize who they are for
Is it a setting for a Medieval play, contemporary mystery, or royal family? This castle comes complete with finger puppe
Draw rectangles to create an original tile design. Decorate tiles with original designs to create a vibrant piece of ar
Explore the mysteries of caves as you create original crayon resist cave scenes.
Liven up the drudgery of a phonics lessons with a carnival game. Any question and response lesson may be played on this
Transform yourself into a fantastic new creature, using design elements and principles of visual organization to make a
Before roads crossed our nation, rivers served as roadways to move cargo. Learn about the engineering of the canal era o
Explore celebrations across the globe! Capture a celebratory moment of your own by designing a colorful fabric banner!
Explore the various modes of transportation used to move west across North America in the 1800s. Create a scene with pa
Students trace around their hands to imitate the look of intricate henna designs on paper. These traditional, temporary
Measure and design! Determine the perimeter of a space and create a map of your favorite room.
Read and write myths and legends about celestial bodies then portray the personalities of the sun, moon, and stars in Mo
Inspire students to create an unusual view of their artwork as they use diagonal folding, rotating and flipping to compl
Reach for art supplies—and reach for the stars, set goals and dreams for the future!
How do boats move?
Why do some thermometers show two different temperatures? Students create their own dual-scale thermometer.
Introduce, or refresh, the concepts of 3-dimensional shapes and volume with your students. Investigate Joel Shapiro’s us
After experiencing a read aloud of "Chameleons are Cool" by Martin Jenkins students create an original environment with
What is the science behind making a boat sail? Invite students to design a sail shape that works best in a classroom exp
Bring attention to good causes with an awesome fundraising container. Turn the container into a reusable surface with cl
Provide students with an opportunity to reinforce knowledge of sounds with this tactile learning activity.
Start with a Geometric Shape and change it into something new with tearing, gluing and your imagination!
While investigating pyramids and mummies, invite students to craft a replica of an amulet. This pendant gleams with symb
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a handmade challah cover. Children are delighted to help prepare for this holiday,
Introduce, or refresh, the concept of surface area to your students with an investigation into the Joel Shapiro “Untitle
Create one-of-a-kind Chanukah cards for friends and family simply by curling narrow strips of Crayola Color Explosion® P
Which comes first? Which comes last? Provide students with the opportunity to illustrate the sequence of a story.
Chanukah is a celebration of light. Create a suncatcher that shows what this holiday means to you.
How do the seasons change our plants?
Charles Darwin was a naturalist and geologist best known for his evolutionary theories. While visiting the Galapagos Isl
Help students understand the size of history with an in-depth, interactive exploration of ancient cultures culminating i