Heroes and heroines are people who step up to help in stressful, challenging times. Students connect with helpers by cre
Bring in some fun and ‘kitschy’ design into your presidential study! Use the Caldecott Medal book So You Want to Be Pres
Students create wearable facts to present information about the decade they were born in.
Discover the world of instruments and the mathematics of music. Design labeled posters of various instruments.
Walks in nature provide opportunities to use all five senses to investigate the changing seasons. Crayola® Washable Mark
Research ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and tell a wall story with an interesting crayon resist technique.
Create inspirational star banners to motivate creative poetry, invention, and songwriting like that of others inspired b
‘Tis the season to shine! What word or words captures feelings about the holidays?
Students combine art, angles and geometric shapes with portraiture in this project inspired by American artist Samuel Ro
Investigate the emotions of an impending election. What types of expressions do you see? How would you feel if you were
Explore and display textures of tree bark in a patterned arrangement of positive and negative space.
Students create a paper collage using painted paper and Crayola florescent paint.
Looking for a pizzazzy book report format? Try bas-relief sculpture to add a new dimension to your next presentation!
Create a Polar Bear in his habitat, surrounded by the colorful Northern Lights using blended watercolors.
School can seem like a world of its own! Encourage your students to represent their school in a symmetrical mandala, and
Our vocabulary and lives are filled with words, sayings and things from other countries. They have become part of our ev
How would you like to eat a dinner of insects in the dark?! Bats find their food with echolocation—show how with this mo
Celebrate Chinese New Year with a magnificent dragon parade! Or design this accordion-fold mythical creature to reenact
Break the panic of writer’s block with this visual imaging project! Ask students to draw a detailed sketch or diagram of
Did you ever want to design your own house...a dream house? Let’s be an architect!
Words count! Discover the power of words in poetry such as Maya Angelou’s Life Doesn’t Frighten Me. Then create a change
Inventions shape the way we live everyday. Create a shining, new invention that will benefit our daily activities!
Does animal brain size match body size? Affect intelligence? Sculpt the brains of three vertebrates to compare and contr
After enjoying the book “Smelly Socks” by R. Munsch with the class, discuss the biographical information that can be gat
Storytelling and mathematics merge when students discover that by arranging and rearranging a set of seven geometric til
Celebrate traditional African values-including family, community, and self-improvement. Display the nguzo saba, the seve
Fashion can be fabulous and informative! Discuss what different types of clothing can tell you about a person. Use your
Create a colorful mobile with your favorite flying creatures. Combine various bug body types into a delightful display.
The Emperor and the Kite by Jane Yolen uses beautiful watercolor images that mimic the traditional Chinese Art of Jianzh
Native people living on the Great Plains depended on buffalo for survival. Discover many uses for their hides—and other
After reading and discussing the poetry book “Flamingos on the Roof” by C. Brown, students each create their own poem in
Students use their knowledge of fish to practice sorting.
Relish William Blake's immortal poem "The Tiger!" Students select a favorite tiger species to illustrate in realistic de
Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man sketch is one of his most iconic works. In this lesson students are inspired to create their ow
How can your class become a community of learners? These self-portrait paper dolls encourage everyone to become better f
Celebrate the Ch'ing Ming Festival, or any festive holiday, with these Tiny Chinese Kites!
Andy Warhol’s paintings and prints of food are iconic examples of the Pop-art movement. Here students create their own P
India's Hindu population celebrates Diwali with these colorful scrolls. Make similar paintings and explore this cultura
St. Lucia Day is a family Advent tradition in Scandinavia and Italy. These crowns are worn by girls as part of their cel
When students say, “I have nothing to write about,” use this team teaching activity to inspire creative writing through
In the 1800’s the canal system changed the way freight was moved in our country. Learn more about how mules played an i
With Twistables Slick Stix Crayons and recycled materials, construct the object of your fear and inhabit it. Be it big l
Why sing "The Twelve Days of Christmas"? Why are there 12 days, anyway? And why so many birds? Use this familiar song to
Uncover the history behind modern shoes and the similarities between styles of the past and those of today. Students sho
With a few simple materials, students can improve their fine motor skills and make beautiful snowflakes experimenting wi
Create a deck of cards using historical people as subjects. Along with the name of the person include fun facts. The car
Which instruments are played in a marching band? Concert band? Jazz band? Create and decorate detailed, life-size replic
What are the rules for safe bike riding? Embed a safety message in this colorful helmet poster!