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Lesson Plans

Re: Leaves and trees

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shannon henning (sh38535)
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 13:19:09 -0500 (CDT)

>> I have a great lesson to teach on leaves. The childern go outside and
search for different types and shapes leaves then they draw a body on
construction paper and cut it out. They then take the leaves and look real
close at them and see which ones look like body features and glue them on
the cut out body to make a collage of leaves that look like a body.

Responding to the message of Thu, 16 Oct 1997 20:00:54 -0400
from Smurthwaite <quintus>:
> neal rosenblum wrote:
> >
> > This should be a really simple request for all of you art teachers.
> > But
> > I could use some help. I teach first grade. What are some really
> > creative and artsy ways to explore the fall, leaves, and trees.
> >
> > Thanks a lot.
> >
> > neal rosenblum
> > Boulder, CO
> - Drop Indian Ink onto paper and blow with straws to get branching.
> Draw leaves or sponge paint green, yellow, orange, red
> - make "Y" trees with brown strips of paper (to show how trees branch)
> We make about 4 (for a whole forest) and sponge paint leaves.
> We then use the eraser on a pencil and dip it into red paint and dot
> for apples. Some apples have fallen on the ground.
> - use clay and roll out, trace a big leaf and cut out of clay, put the
> clay into a paper bowl. Fire when dry then glaze and fire again.
> voila', a clay leaf dish.
> - Draw a tree trunk with crayon, draw tree leaves like a big cloud. Go
> outside and find some leaves, trace them into the cloud of the tree.
> Color them with crayon. Paint the tree with green water color for
> crayon resist.
> - I saw where kids laid leaves onto a paper and someone spray painted
> over them. They drew in the veins.
> Good luck.
> Kelly in CT