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Whether you're a harried art teacher moving from classroom to classroom or a harried mom trying to get all of your children to follow directions, teaching art can get complicated pretty quickly. Written just for people like you, this book assumes you know about curriculum needs, appropriate grade levels and holidays, and thus is a book full of no-fuss, inexpensive, non-complicated art activities. Arranged by season, each project follows the format of Title, Grade Level, Background, Description, Preparation, Materials Needed, Connections to other Disciplines, Teacher and Student Directions. Many of the projects also have step-by-step illustrations as well as full-page reproducible patterns. 225 pages, softcover. Grades K-5.
Whether you have the luxury of teaching in your own art room or must carry your materials from classroom to classroom, Hands-On Art Activities for the Elementary Classroom is the resource for you. It offers a great collection of 80 fun and simple projects, which teach basic art concepts and don’t need a lot of special materials, that are appropriate for any elementary school art class. The book is divided into four major sections: Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer, and Design Activities and includes a year’s supply of seasonal projects, holiday activities, and activities that teach specific art techniques. All the projects contain a designation for the appropriate grade level, directions for both teachers and students, a detailed description and illustration of the activity, a list of the materials required, an explanation of how to prepare to teach the activity, and information about how the project connects to other disciplines.