Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with preschoolers.
The Washington State K–12 Arts Learning Standard:
EALR 1: The student understands and applies arts knowledge and skills in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts
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Begin lesson by showing students how to do the watercolor/crayon resist technique. Start by drawing with white crayon on the paper. When finished with the design, paint the page with watercolors (the crayon design will show through). Invite students to create their web designs using this technique. As students are working, ask them questions to get them like:
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- Arts Ideas: Paper Chains
Kids can really get into these! Take many strips (about 2 x 8 inches or 5 x 20 cm) of construction paper (white paper will do too) and staple the first one into a circle. Form the next circle and loop it through the first one. Keep on going until your chain has the desired length. This is a fun project when you use "seasonal" colors, like red, white and blue for the 4th of July celebration, or orange and black for Halloween.