Q-tip Fall Trees
Q-Tip Fall Trees
Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with preschoolers.
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.
- Begin the lesson by showing the children the new art technique.
- Show them how to paint a tree trunk and branches and then use the Q-tips to create leaves.
- Encourage the children to try the new technique on their own.
- As they are working you can ask questions like:
- What do you think of this new way of painting?
- Tell me about your tree. What is your favorite part and why?
- What would you title this piece?
- Asking the children questions like these will get them thinking about their work on a deeper level, as well as allow you to gain insight on their creative process.
- Observe and record the children’s actions and comments as they work. What did they have to say about the process and finished piece?
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