Second Grade Nest: Art Projects Based on Childrens Literature

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Art Projects Based on Childrens Literature


art projects related to childrens literature- elementary students read childrens books, then create crafts based off of these books



I have had a great amount of fun teaching these last two days so far. Sometimes, its rather fun to just do Arts and Crafts all day without following strict standards! 

Where the Wild Things Are- art projects related to childrens literature- elementary students read childrens books, then create crafts based off of these books
Where the Wild Things Are- art projects related to childrens literature- elementary students read childrens books, then create crafts based off of these books
  Students using Watercolor, crayons, markers, colored pencil, and chalk to make Wild Things!



Eric Carle inspired- art projects related to childrens literature- elementary students read childrens books, then create crafts based off of these books

Eric Carle inspired- art projects related to childrens literature- elementary students read childrens books, then create crafts based off of these books
I worked on teaching painting styles that we saw in Eric Carle books. We did our ocean backgrounds with many different paint tools, then used different media to glue scenery into the paintings.
 



Princess and the Pea- OR any fairy tale- art projects related to childrens literature- elementary students read childrens books, then create crafts based off of these books
After reading The Princess and the Pea, discussing fairy tales and making a web map of things found in fairy tales, students used sponges, chalk, and acrylic paint to create castles. 




Of course I had to do an owl day! We read Owl Babies and Owl Moon and made a few owl crafts. I was really excited about the cotton ball white acrylic painting. 


Then came the CENTERS! We started by reading Rainbow Fish to the Rescue by Marcus Pfiester.

  
Friday was Week 1's kids last day in Art, so we did four different Art centers.

We started by reading Rainbow Fish to the Rescue by Marcus Pfiester.
Rainbow Fish- art projects related to childrens literature- elementary students read childrens books, then create crafts based off of these books

I grouped the students into four different groups.

1- Tissue paper fish
2- Underwater fish scene (using painting techniques we learned on Eric Carle day)
3- Make a paper plate fish, then fingerpaint.
4- Make a fish out of a CD and jewels.

They ended up really cute! 

 Group 1
Rainbow Fish- art projects related to childrens literature- elementary students read childrens books, then create crafts based off of these books
Rainbow Fish- art projects related to childrens literature- elementary students read childrens books, then create crafts based off of these books
Rainbow Fish- art projects related to childrens literature- elementary students read childrens books, then create crafts based off of these books
Rainbow Fish- art projects related to childrens literature- elementary students read childrens books, then create crafts based off of these books
Group 2
Rainbow Fish- art projects related to childrens literature- elementary students read childrens books, then create crafts based off of these books

Group 3

Rainbow Fish- art projects related to childrens literature- elementary students read childrens books, then create crafts based off of these books
Rainbow Fish- art projects related to childrens literature- elementary students read childrens books, then create crafts based off of these books
Group 4
Rainbow Fish- art projects related to childrens literature- elementary students read childrens books, then create crafts based off of these books


2 comments:

  1. I've never taught summer school. You make it look fun.


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