Art in the Classroom
Looking for visual art projects for your students? Look no further than these creative ideas.
Poetry is all about the reader’s (or listener’s) experience. Experiment with that idea by having kids read poems out loud in a variety of ways. How does it change the experience when you read a sad poem in a silly voice or a funny poem in a scared voice? Image credit: The Classroom Nook/Poetry Voices
Chances are good you’ve got a ton of random pipe cleaners lying around somewhere. Gather them up, along with some styrofoam packing material, and set kids loose to create wild and crazy sculptures. They can add beads and any other materials you have lying around, too. Image credit: Picklebums/Pipe Cleaner Sculptures
There are few things that kindergarteners love more than finger painting, but robots might just be one of those things. Combine them, and you’ve got a winner of an art activity! This is a great project for using those last bits of buttons, paper scraps, and stickers. Image credit: Meri Cherry Art Studio/Robot Puppet
Break out the clay! These little turtles are easy to assemble, but it’s the shells that are the really fun part. Have kids use the sole of their shoe (stomp!) to create textures and patterns. If you don’t have a kiln, use air dry clay, or even try this with Play-Doh. Image credit: Cassie Stephens/Clay Turtles