Second Grade Nest: Art Projects for Summer

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Art Projects for Summer




arts and crafts for the summer- projects to do during the summer for kids or in the weeks leading up to summer break


My last week in Gifted/Talented Art was much different from the previous 2 weeks. These were 30 minute blocks and I had all the kids in the program, ranging from 5-14. We didn't know beforehand that the students were that old, so I had to replan all my lessons for my oldest class after Day 1 because I was so embarrassed asking 14 year olds to watercolor (although they enjoyed it!)

Here are a few looks at some of the things that we did this week: 

arts and crafts for the summer- projects to do during the summer for kids or in the weeks leading up to summer break

arts and crafts for the summer- projects to do during the summer for kids or in the weeks leading up to summer break
Monday: We watercolored our background and glued down sand for the beach. BOY! Was this messy!! I don't think NKU was very happy with me after that class. 

arts and crafts for the summer- projects to do during the summer for kids or in the weeks leading up to summer break
Tuesday: Little kids- We learned about Andy Warhol, then drew beach umbrellas and colored them Andy style! 

arts and crafts for the summer- projects to do during the summer for kids or in the weeks leading up to summer break
Tuesday: Older kids- charcoal sketching

arts and crafts for the summer- projects to do during the summer for kids or in the weeks leading up to summer break
Wednesday: Older kids- Canvas and Acrylic painting, they loved it! I was envious that I wasn't painting a beach scene too! Their creativity really showed here because I just told them to paint something summery. I got lots of different results. 

(side note) Wednesday with the little ones, we painted with sponges, but I didn't want to post a picture of that because you can find it here: More Gifted and Talented

arts and crafts for the summer- projects to do during the summer for kids or in the weeks leading up to summer break
Thursday: We made beach plates! The kids painted the background with sponge paintbrushes, then I made clay (dough) out of salt, flour, water, and alum. Sorry I couldn't get any action shots, but I literally had an inch of dough caked onto my fingers ALL day today! 


It's been a great 3 weeks and I am so glad that I got to spend this time with these special little kiddos. These three weeks helped me remember the importance of Art in the classroom. 

6 comments:

  1. Wow you had some great artists in there. The charcoal pictures are great!

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  4. These are all such cute ideas! I really, really like the beach plates.. that's a great idea! I'm a new follower to your blog :]

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

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  6. I love this craft. I just found your site. I also teach 2nd and I'm new to blogging. Stop over if you get a moment!
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count 2nd grade blog

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