k-6 Pumpkin Art Lesson Plans
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Objectives: Students will learn what a still life is and how artists use overlapping to create the illusion of depth (3D space) in a flat 2D piece of art. Learn about the artist Paul Cezanne and how he used overlapping in his paintings to create a feeling of depth.
In this unit the color splashing kinders will look for signs of autumn. What makes the leaves change colors? What makes the pumpkins grow?
What is the scarecrow’s job?
They will engage in exploration and imaginative play with natural materials like leaves, squash, pumpkins and nuts. They will sort these objects by color shape and size. We will make a large leaf mandala and create a magic ring of leaves…a giant circle to dance inside under the blue October sky.
Collaboratively we will engage in creative art making in response to an art making problem like how do we preserve our fall leaves and memories.Can art represent a memory?
Through experimentation we will build skills in various media and approaches to art making. We will discover what two primary colors creates orange, through predicting and experimenting.
We will also learn poems and songs that complement the season.
ASCII art is that amazing computer drawing where keyboard letters become a picture. Done well, it never fails to impress friends with your geekiness.
I was inspired by my friend, Zakgirl, to try it. I’m inherently lazy so wanted an ‘easy way’ to accomplish this tedious art. I went on a hunt for that method–and found it! Here’s a pumpkin I did for Halloween in about fifteen minutes.
basic chalk (yellow, whatever you have)
black acrylic paint or India ink or black liquid watercolours
heavy white paper (I used smooth cardstock)
These beautiful, glowing pumpkins have a lot going on: drawing from observations and sequence, primary color mixing, adding highlights, cutting and pasting skills and composition. I have a very strong group of Kinders this year and they did exceptionally well following this multi-step project.
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10 HALLOWEEN ART LESSONS FOR KIDS
Halloween Art Lessons -making art is fun any time of the year! However, during holidays it’s especially fun because kids have some parameters to work within to help them decide what to create (sometimes that is the hardest part about art). For Halloween, kids get to work with shapes/symbols like ghosts, bats and cats while they explore colors such as orange, black and purple. Here I have compiled (in detail) 12 Fun and Easy Halloween Art Lessons for Kids. You’ll have enough ideas here to keep you busy for years to come…so pin this article so you can refer back to it whenever you need to.
Jump into pumpkin facts and pumpkin lore. Try pumpkin science, pumpkin math, pumpkin writing …
Take a pumpkin to school. It’s October’s largest, “orange-est,” and most visible fruit!
Pumpkins are fruits? Now there’s a fact your students might not know. The perfect place to start your study of pumpkins! (See more pumpkin facts below.)
Pumpkins are harvested in early fall, and echo the changing colors of the leaves. Since pumpkins are used as a decoration for Halloween, students see them everywhere! They’re readily available, inexpensive materials for some wonderful classroom hands-on experiences!
So why not plan a theme around pumpkins? Or spice up your curriculum with a one-time pumpkin infusion — no matter what subject area or grade level you teach!
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Our tradition of carving pumpkins at Halloween began in Scotland and Ireland with the carving of turnip lanterns. Make your own turnip lantern, carve a virtual pumpkin, and download patterns for state-of-the-art pumpkins. Have fun this Halloween with the following lessons and activities. And keep your Trick-or-Treating safe.
Learning about pumpkins is a great way to start October.
Here you will find many ideas for a unit on pumpkins.
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Now grab some Pumpkin Spice Coffee and enjoy the ideas!!!
Make your own mosaic! Don’t throw those pumpkin seeds away! Roast a few and paint the rest for a spectacular work of art.
Mosaics are made of tiny colored pieces of stone, pottery, glass or other materials, arranged together and set in plaster or cement to make patterns and images. They can be used to decorate a floor, a wall or in some cases a ceiling.
Mosaics have a long history. They were created in Ancient times in Babylon, Egypt, Greece and Rome. When the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum (which were buried under lava when Mount Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79) were rediscovered, many wonderful mosaics were found.
A collection of 50 fantastic autumn activities for kids, from arts and crafts to sensory, nature and learning ideas! There are enough in this list to keep you busy for this season and for next year too, fantastic for teachers and parents alike.
T’is the season for pumpkins! But what do you do with them (aside from making a jack-o-lantern or setting them out on your front porch)?
I’ve scrounged the blog world and came up with 40 amazing pumpkin activities for kids, that preschoolers (and even toddlers and babies!) can enjoy doing.
Twelve pumpkin activities. Eight learning activities with pumpkins. Fourteen decorating ideas for pumpkins. (Aside from the usual carvings.) Six activities to do with the insides of pumpkins!’
The days are getting cooler, and the evenings are getting darker. Fall is just around the corner, and if you’re a daycare provider or teacher, you’re probably planning your fall activities and autumn crafts already.
If you’re thinking as far ahead as Halloween, you’re going to love this post! I’ve rounded up 21 of my favourite easy Halloween crafts to make with your toddlers or preschoolers this October. Wow! That’s a lot of Halloween crafts! These ideas will keep you crafting through the entire month leading up to the spookiest day of the year!
Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan
Art Elements: Texture
Art Skills: Clay Techniques, Using Texture Tools, Painting