Do animals have feelings? Read about famous animals who have displayed human like emotions. Create expressive “pet portr
Our vocabulary and lives are filled with words, sayings and things from other countries. They have become part of our ev
After reading Old Bear by Kevin Henkes, students are inspired to create beautiful seasonal scenes with lots of line and
Freeze an adorable face forever in this frosty frame.
What shapes are people’s houses? Discover diverse dwellings—and make dioramas representing them—from around the world.
Make a simple moveable painting in watercolors and markers to illustrate how tides affect the life and landscape along t
Bananas are a ubiquitous fruit—but what do children really know about them? Explore how banana plants grow, their fibers
Create a multi-media weaving that pops with texture and is crowned with a majestic bird drawing.
Students use their knowledge of geometry to skate the Polar Regions with the Arctic animals!
Explore Martin Jenkin’s book, Chameleons Are Cool, and find out why chameleons change color. Then create your own chamel
Play a game in pairs that challenges students to describe and classify their knowledge and research into one word catego
Count the swinging, roaring and munching animals in this wild haiku zoo – and then count the syllables too!
Charles Darwin was a naturalist and geologist best known for his evolutionary theories. While visiting the Galapagos Isl
Students can create anything 2-dimensional on a Crayola® Dry-Erase Board. Take a digital image and upload to a class dro
Explore nature and art through Eric Carle’s book about a busy spider.
Taking art outdoors, this lesson explores shadows and light through contour figure drawings. Students will have fun imag
The book, Swimmy by L. Lionni, inspires a paper painting mural by students recreating a major event in the book! Art an
In 2016, at the US Embassy in Beijing, China, a special sculpture will be installed. Invite students to create a mini ve
Polka dots with stripes…peanut butter burritos…that’s just the beginning of “mismatches” for delightfully diverse Mariso
Create an aquatic scene on glass waving through the sea life with alliteration.
Combine bold lines and contrasting colors like a Fauvist to create a vibrant autumnal still life.
Create a torn and cut paper collage of a Brown Bear in Winter, using printmaking to create falling snow.
Students draw favorite animals and include descriptive adjectives in their artwork.
Explore the sights of New York City by creating a storyboard and characters from a favorite book.