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It all depends on how many students you have in a class. 25 and under is
okay, anything more and you will have to limit yourself to just drawing,
unless you have a volunteer helper (older grade) or a teacher's aide.
Too many steps in a K art lesson will frustrate the students. A lesson should
be just 5-8 minutes long with demonstration, participation, and question and
answer. Student participation is a plus! Show examples for the visual students
that don't listen very well.
Teaching them how to hold a pencil or a paint brush in a myriad of lessons
dealing with drawing themselves, or their surroundings should encompass the
first half of the year.
Full Body Portrait
Drawing their school
Drawing themselves in a crowd
Drawing the outside of the house; what kind of weather?
Drawing the interior of their bathroom while they brush their teeth
Drawing their table during thanksgiving dinner
Collage: Warm up to teach them how to use scissors: squares, triangles,
Collage: Tissue paper overlap of their house and surrounding land.
Body Portrait: (Might need a helper) two partners; each traces around the
other body. They color them and do a second for the back. I staple and they
stuff with newspaper.
Drawing castles - and them coming back the next week and water coloring them.
Drawing kings and queens after looking at playing cards with illustrations of
kings and queens.
Drawing themselves playing games after Winslow Homer's painting entitled "The
This is off the top of my head. - You want to make them enjoy art by bringing
out the magical qualities that kindergarten children have. Also make the steps
easily attainable. You are also leading them to finer motor skills especially
with the boys at this age.
Lots of Luck