Art Works for Kids Lesson Tool

Arts Integrated Lessons for your K-6 Classroom

Education is much more than just academic achievement. The classroom needs to be a place where students can learn about themselves as well as the world around them. Integrating the arts into the core curriculum is a proven strategy for helping to address all the needs of students. In elementary schools, arts-integrated learning has been shown to improve students’ social, emotional, core academic, and arts learning.
July 14, 2020

Peter Pan Lesson Plan

First grade students will dance the classic story of Peter Pan. They will understand the characters, adventures, key details and central message of the story.
July 14, 2020

Paw Paw Patch: Adjectives Lesson Plan

Students sing and play the game for the song Paw Paw Patch, identify the adjectives that modify “Suzy” and then choose positive adjectives to describe their classmates in additional verses.
July 13, 2020

Paper Mitt Puppets Lesson Plan

With simple supplies you already have at your school, give your students an immersive experience to create and perform with simple puppets. This lesson can be easily applied to any grade level or subject.
July 13, 2020

Once Upon A Gravitational Field Lesson Plan

Students will act out scenes depicting what would happen if the gravity were different in familiar fables and folktales.
June 29, 2020

Old Brass Wagon & Directionality Lesson Plan

Students practice moving in specific directions (left, right, in, out, north, south, east, west) while singing the traditional American song, Old Brass Wagon.
June 29, 2020

Observing & Listening in Improv & Life Lesson Plan

Develop your students’ abilities to listen to others and stay on topic (in and out of school) through improvised scenes.
June 29, 2020

Neighborhood Architecture Lesson Plan

Students will tour the neighborhood learning about different types of architecture found in their community and then create one painting of a specific architecture type house.
June 29, 2020

National Parks/Utah Biomes Landscapes Lesson Plan

In honor of the anniversary of the creation of the National Parks, students will study desert and forest biomes and their appearance in Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Arches, and Zion National Parks. Students will create a landscape that showcases a particular landmark at one of these National Parks. Then they will write about the different biomes present in that park, information about animals, weather, and plant life in that area. The writing could be persuasive in nature similar to a travel advertisement or informative in nature. It will be posted below art work or in a brochure format.
June 29, 2020

My Many Colored Kindergarten Days Lesson Plan

Students will learn the primary and secondary colors. Students will read My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss. Students will act out each of the colors displaying appropriate emotions. Students will learn how to draw a self-portrait using shapes and proper proportion and make a monoprint in a color that reflects their personality and contribute a print to make a class book. This is a great lesson to introduce color, line, and shape, which we will use further later.
June 26, 2020

My Hands Are My Heart When… Lesson Plan

Students will create Valentine themed pictures incorporating paintings of their hands along with reflective writing to produce a one page creative/collage journal.
June 23, 2020

Puppetry 101: Reading With Puppets Lesson Plan

Sick of clapping syllables? Practice syllable segmentation through puppetry! Any puppet with a moving mouth is an excellent tool for students to apply this critical phonemic awareness skill.
June 23, 2020

More Puppetry: Writing With Puppets Lesson Plan

This is a follow-up to Puppetry 101: Reading with Puppets. Students write their own puppet shows — on any topic you choose — and perform them for the class. We’ve seen these puppets become weather reporters, geologists, teachers and students, friends saying “no” to drugs and alcohol, parents and children, friends showing conflict resolution, and even characters from Greek mythology and other literature! This lesson will bring your core standards to life in the puppet theater!
June 22, 2020

Music Multiples #1: Skip Counting Lesson Plan

This lesson lays the foundation for using steady beat to support the understanding of many multiplication-related concepts in middle and upper grades. Once students master the concepts and skills in this lesson the body percussion patterns can be used as aural “manipulatives” that are always available to students. This lesson, or portions of it, can be repeated using several different number groupings to lay the groundwork for solid understanding of all multiplication facts.
June 22, 2020

Music Multiples #2: Math Expressions Lesson Plan

This lesson builds on the foundation laid in Music Multiples Lesson #1. It makes explicit the connection between the patterns explored in that lesson and symbolic mathematical notation of factors, products, dividends, divisors, quotients, and arrays.
June 22, 2020

Music Multiples #3: Factor Families Lesson Plan

This lesson builds on the foundation laid in Music Multiples Lessons #1 & #2. It makes explicit the patterns that emerge when different multiples are layered on top of each other.
June 22, 2020

Music Multiples #4: Least Common Multiple & Greatest Common Factor Lesson Plan

This lesson builds on the foundation laid in Music Multiples Lessons #1 & #3. It visually, aurally, and kinesthetically illustrates the concepts of Least Common Multiples and Greatest Common Factors.
June 22, 2020

Music Multiples #5: Algebraic Expressions Lesson Plan

This lesson builds on the foundation laid in Music Multiples Lessons #1, 2 & 4, though it can be effectively taught when students have no more than the background of Lesson #1. This lesson provides students with an opportunity to create algebraic expressions that are generated from patterns of numeric multiples that the students have experienced aurally, orally, visually, and kinesthetically.
June 17, 2020

Music & The Pioneers Lesson Plan

Students learn to recognize a famous pioneer tune by analyzing the sheet music, practice writing in lyrics, and learn a dance to accompany the tune.
June 15, 2020

Moving the Layers of the Rainforest Lesson Plan

Students will discover the mysteries and layers of the Rainforest by dancing the book The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry.
June 15, 2020

Moving Simple Machines with Force & Motion Lesson Plan

Students will make a human machine using vocabulary words, push pull, cause and effect.
June 4, 2020

Moon Phases Collage Lesson Plan

In this lesson, the students will learn about the Earth, the moon and the moon phases. They will learn the names of the phases, create each phase with bubble paper and collage and label each phase on a long strip of paper.
June 4, 2020

Miniature Golf Lesson Plan

Second grade students will create a miniature golf course as they gain an understanding of geometric shapes and prepositions.
May 15, 2020

Micro-Organisms Lesson Plan

Sixth grade students will dance about the characteristics of bacteria. Afterwards they will learn about the characteristics of fungus by choreographing small dances.
May 15, 2020

Measuring Perimeter Lesson Plan

Students will use movement to measure the perimeter of your classroom.
May 14, 2020

Pirate Map & Body Skills Lesson Plan

Ahoy, mateys! Be ye bold enough to find the buried treasure? Make sure not to mix up yer North, South, East, and West, or ye may end up in a pirate trap! Beware: dead men tell no tales…