Looking for innovative Kindergarten lessons
- Dear Art Educators,
Getty list members are looking for Kindergarten lessons. Post good lessons
that you have done that include a bit of art history/art appreciation (or
tie in childrens' literature, math or science).
Here is a good one that Tammi (?) shared quite some time ago using the book
Cat's Colors by Jane Cabrera:
The first day, students collect samples of a chosen color from magazines
(Tammi had them collect blue samples - but you could do other colors, too).
They put their color samples in a baggie. Once they have enough colors
selected, they glue them down to a sheet of 9 x12 paper. The next day, they
finish gluing color samples - then they make a orange cat with black stripes
to glue on top. Tammi found that it helped to teach them step by step how to
draw a cat. An alternative idea would be to monoprint (finger paint) a
background of a color -- or paint a color (maybe adding white to get some
tints). Tammi - if you are reading - will you send me your Artsonia link
again so I can grab an image?
Post your favorites! I am compiling to link to Early Childhood lesson plans.
It would be nice to have one picture to go with each idea (if possible).
Judy Decker - Ohio
Incredible Art Department