May includes Graduation & Birthday Celebrations
Venture out, enjoy outdoor activities that attract crowds in busier seasons!
Click here for more inspirational information. And HERE for Sea World's Making of Turtle Trek!
Explore everything from Animal Husbandry, Care, Management, Education, Conservation and more
with the WONDERFUL Zoo & Aquarium around the world and in Florida!
Reading Is Fundamental Story Sampler: Sea Turtles
A Sea Turtle Story By Mary Maden
Turtle Tails. A collection of legends, personal stories, and aphorisms.
Sea Turtle Soup? No Thanks! with National Geographic KIDS!
Sea Turtle Inc. Books
Over in the Ocean, In a Coral ReefWritten by Marianne Berkes • Illustrated by Jeanette Canyon
Old Turtle Written by Douglas Wood • Illustrated by Cheng-Khee Chee
Sea Turtles No Na Honu Kai A coloring book in English and Hawaiian
Turtles for Kids by Kids Korner
Turtle Talks Activity Book
From Sea Turtle Conservancy:
Sea Turtles and the Quest to Nest - NOAA website
Turtle Shell Quilt InstructionsTurtle Shell Backpack InstructionsKids Activities - Developed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
Sea Turtle APES WebQuest
- Developed by Brian Bodas, 2008
Sea Turtle Conservation WebQuestThe Biology and Plight of the
Leatherback - CHANCE (Connecting Humans And Nature in the Costa Rican
Environment), Pennsylvania State University
Sea Turtle Hatchling Orientation from Nest
to Ocean - CHANCE (Connecting Humans And Nature in the Costa Rican Environment), Pennsylvania State University Coordinate Graphing Activity
- Developed by Debra McGinn, 2004
Movement & Games
From Turtle Conservancy:
Interactive Flash Sea Turtle Quiz
Sea Turtle Quiz
Coastal Habitat Quiz
From Save the Turtles:
NOAA has fantastic, amazing interactive games on
many levels to learn about sea turtles' survival. http://games.noaa.gov/seaturtle/
Save the Turtles, Inc. hangman interactive, fun games http://www.costaricaturtles.org/costa_new_kidGames.html
Caribbean Conservation Corporation:
Games & Quizzes: http://www.cccturtle.org/turtletides.php?page=games
National Geographic: “Turtles in Trouble” illustrates the threats to sea turtle survival http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/9911/
Euroturtle demonstrates the cycle of life, and the threats sea turtles face: http://www.euroturtle.org/game/eduadv.htm
; interactive tool for learning biology of the turtle: http://www.euroturtle.org/clickt/clickt.htm
; game whereby you can choose what happens next with the sea turtles:: http://www.euroturtle.org/game/
Sea World: “A Calculating Turtle Tale” Use your calculator to complete this turtle story! http://www.seaworld.org/just-for-teachers/
From Save the Turtles:
Tammy the Turtle, an Interactive Sea Turtle Survival Game Game designed by Boris Mezhibovskiy.
Play our Fun Interactive Sea Turtle Vocabulary Game. HINT: To do really well, learn Vocabulary and Conservation Vocabulary.
Cool Turtle Scramble Puzzle
Academic Kids (for older kids)has general
information on sea turtles. Embedded within the text is relevant vocabulary that
links directly to a definition. http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/
Bridge has many links that relate to ocean and
marine life topics and lesson plans for K-12 http://www.vims.edu/bridge/
in conjunction with Marine-education http://www.marine-ed.org/bridge/survivor.pdf,
designed as a “Middle and High School Classroom
Resource” has National Science Education Correlation
Standards, along with “Survivor” sea turtle learning activities.
The Caribbean Conservation Corporation has been
teaching the world about sea turtles for many years and provides many sea
turtle facts and photos http://www.cccturtle.org/turtletides.php and a
free online educational guide on sea turtle migration
and satellite tracking.
Cornish, Jim, “Elementary Themes” featured
in Classroom Connect http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/st_tur&tor.htm
is a Sea Turtle resource for elementary teachers with links for lessons,
themes, and activities.
Conservation International provides many resources
and also works with State of the World’s Sea Turtles (S.W.O.T ) to publish
scientific turtle data from around the world: http://www.conservation.org/
EuroTurtle: Frequently asked questions about sea
Also, available in different languages: http://www.euroturtle.org/intro_eng.htm
The Great Turtle Race is a fun site that focuses
the Leatherback sea turtle with interactive games,
lesson plans, vocabulary and educational resources.
For class K-5 see http://turtlerace.eirc.org/website/Introduction/K~5.html.
Geocities provides some hands-on
National Geographic offers free teacher lessons and
& specific lessons on Leatherbacks: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
National Marine Fisheries Service: “The Kid’s Time”
has information on all species of sea turtles
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association NOAA
has wonderful resources for all videos and materials about the ocean http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/welcome.html
Accredited lesson plan for grades 2-8 focusing on the threats hatchling turtles face and survival of the species: “Endangered Marine Turtles” with
game, “The Race”
Ocean Live http://www.oceanslive.org/portal/ has videos about the ocean. To find a video of the Loggerhead
sea turtle look under archived videos.
PBS offers lessons plans
prepared for different age groups. PBS movie Voyage of the Lonely Turtle complements these lessons http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/turtles/educators_lesson1.html
Save the Turtles, Inc www.saveturtles.org (yes, this is us) and we
have great photos, sea turtle information and our education global
San Diego Zoo: Activities for grades 6-9 learn about bio-diversity, saving energy and
ecological footprint. http://www.sandiegozoo.org/teachers/images/
This link defines the
difference between turtle, tortoise and
Sea Turtle, Inc is an interactive site in Spanish/ English, and you can click on a turtle species and
learn more information
Sea Turtle Organization: Great resource for turtle
information, the Marine News letter, information on the Annual Turtle
Symposiums, and a wonderful image library: http://www.seaturtle.org/
Sea Turtle Restoration Project is a rich and
diverse website, full of political action for conservation, as well as a lesson plans, free educational fact sheets and suggested
Sea Turtle Webquest provides many links and sea
turtle information. Scavenger hunt (can be geared to
higher grade levels) http://www.suttonschools.net/teachers/watts/index.htm
Sea World: http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/SeaTurtle/home.html
University of South Florida & Florida Marine Research
Institute: “Project Oceanography” http://www.marine.usf.edu/pjocean/packets/f02/f02u1.pdf
has sea turtle lessons with objectives across the
curriculum. Advanced levels:(science and math)
Connection- A great site with games, quizes, lessons and
resources on the Renaissance.
Learning about Leonardo - Why is the Mona Lisa Smiling? student created site - presenting original music by Leonardo da Vinci. By
students at John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx under the direction of Steve Feld. IAD's St. Patrick's Day- with lessons and activities
Before class, send an email to all participants with a courtesy reminder of meeting time, date, location, phone # and address.
Also, paste an article for the adults and one prep activity for the family to enjoy as it leads up to the theme of the class. (Some prefer not to receive attachments so be sure to hot-link the resource so everyone can utilize the information and expand upon the material.)
Creativity and Play: Fostering Creativity from Pbs.org
Begin every class in the session with the tradition; ie same song and children and adults seated in semi circle around the facilitator. It's fun to start the group with an interactive song that directs the group in movement, stimulates the left and right brain in multi-sensory function. Ask everyone to copy a single movement per verse or every few words. If using ASL be sure to sign the ending words or one per line. Use a pertinent song from the theme where possible or have a value song ready. Always post the words in a colorful but simple way on the wall where everyone can see. If you can print up an ASL sign for each line, even better! May use one of the children's renaissance poems.
Magic Words from Signing Time! scroll down to page #2
My Energy by Laurie Berkner
Before class, hang up to 5 large laminated posters of artwork samples of the period. Tell a story and walk to the piece of art that coordinates with the story. Be sure they are in order or make a game by asking the students to ("the hero then saw a magical animal... What kind of magical animal, i wonder? YES THE DRAGON!") keep their attention. Another option might be to provide each participant (all ages) a prop assigning a character or group (sheep or flock of birds), then narrate the story and the children will act out the narration. This is always humorous. It works best if the children get the main characters and adults are grouped. Remember, the facilitator is the only one speaking, but characters can make sounds as the narration requires (the wolf howled).
The Sword in The Stone http://www.amazon.com/Sword-Stone-Disney-Classic-Collection/dp/B00004R9A0
The Philosophers Stone http://www.winwenger.com/ebooks/philstone.htm
Make a poster for each poem with humorous graphic
This is Me & My Energy! By Lori Berkner Under a Shady Tree cd
Printing Press from above
May use one of the children's renaissance poems with poster
Blow A Kiss By Lori Berkner Under a Shady Tree cd
Take the Theme:
Give everyone 3 strips of ribbon to take home and braid into a book mark.
- A Lifetime of Color - a
great page of
art activities by Sanford & a Lifetime of Color.
- A. Pintura: Art
Detective. Learn art history while playing
- A Place of Our
Own- A collection of
creative activities for preschool
- Albright-Knox Art
Games- An interactive
website for kids ages 4 -
- Andy Warhol's Marilyn
Prints- Change the colors of Warhol's famous painting and
- Art Access- an
interactive site by the Art
Institute of Chicago. Hear audio pronunciations
of art terms and study
- Art Games-
Play various games online. Produced by Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
- Art Games-
This page by Artificial.dk includes at least 16 games you can play
- Art Games
Online- A collection of online art games by About.com.
- Artists Helping Children - Children &
Art Resources for the Budding Child Artist- provided by
Children - a non-profit
organization dedicated to
bringing comfort to children
in hospitals, clinics, and
shelters by brightening
their environment with
murals and other art.
- Art Just for Kids -
link to art appreciation - art history - museum "trips" -
online games and projects - fun things to do.
bilingual online activities and lessons.
- ArtPad- a
great online painting program that allows you to
select a brush and color, and paint away. You can view the paintings of other
visitors as well as e-mail your painting to others.
- Artsology: Culture for
Open your minds to new ideas. Fun activities
and games for
kids - test your knowledge. Art History Match Game -
Thoughts - Frans Hals'
- The 5 Art History
with questions about art, art about religion
Questions change each month.
Create pictures using patterns that
you create with buttons, pointing and
- Carlos' Coloring Book
Home, where you can color holiday pictures with
your web browser.
- Carmine's Introduction to
Color- This site has activities that help younger students
learn about color. There are several other sections such as landscape adventure and Carmine's Portraits.
- Cartooning Lessons,
lessons by Glen Wyand and Sara Jordan.
- Chunky Monkey Cartoon
Lessons, with a few lessons on animal cartoons.
- Collage Machine
Presented with a blank
work screen, visitors can peruse
the collection of
objects, colors and shapes offered and then drag
them onto their workspace. After doing so, the images can be
in a variety of ways. Get ready for hours
of fun! Try
the Auto selection, too, and see what pops
"kid safe" images.
- The Color Game- IAD's lesson on color at the middle
- Color Test- See if your
right brain and
left brain are working together. Select
of the word not the word.
- Colour a Rangoli
Pattern- Color an
Indian Rangoli pattern online.
- Colour Your
Profile- Children and adults can colour objects and then
have their work graded for colour symbolism. This is more of an excercise
colour symbolism rather than colouring.
- Cosmeo- Features
online art games by
Corner- Several online art games by the Art Institute of
Chicago. See the mask maker, cornell boxes, create portraits, and match
textures, and sounds.
- Drawing Drawer- Art teacher Marty Reid has a
long list of things students can do when they get done early.
- Dr. Seuss- Click on the
for many games. Also see What Color are your
Days, Make Your Own
Bookmark, and Things to do on a Rainy
can "evolve" existing art by adding to a collection of
It includes a sizable brush and color
where you can find a coloring book, art contest, and eagle art
where you can create a face online. This site takes awhile to
- Free Rice-
Answer questions about famous artists and for each answer you get right,
donate 20 grains of rice throught the UN World Food Program.
- Free Time Activities- IAD's List of free
time activities submitted by teachers.
- Game Boards- A
collection of free game
boards and games by Jefferson Country Schools.
- Garden of
Praise- with art appreciation
lessons for kids.
- Getting to
Know.com- A collection of free curriculum guides and
- Getty Games- A great
page of games created by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
- Ghosts, Ghouls, and
Goblins- With Halloween activities, games, webquests, and
- Go West Young
Artist- Go back in time and visit with artists through time
- Graffiti Creator- Create your own graffiti
online. You can choose a font and fill it with graffiti.
- Halloween Games &
Puzzles- A lesson page from Kaboose.
Museum- Several painting puzzes and exploration of patterns.
Unfortunately, it only works on Windows.
- Haring Kids- With
activities that relate to the late graffiti artist Keith
- IAD's Art Games and Activities- This page
includes activity ideas from art teachers from around the world.
- IAD's Free Time Activitites- This page
includes a list of activities when students are done with their work.
- IAD's Christmas
Page- with lessons and activitites
- IAD's Drawing Drawer Ideas- What to do when
students get done earlyl.
- IAD's Easter
Page- with lessons and activities
Halloween- with lessons and activities
- IAD's Pointillator- Read about the art of
Seurot and then create a pointillism picture.
- IAD's Valentine's Day-
with lessons and activities
- IAD's St. Patrick's
Day- with lessons and activities
Tessellate!- You can create your own tessellations
onine. How to Draw a Cartoon
Child Art foundation- They have
games and puzzles.
Move your mouse
around and create a Jackson Pollock-like painting.
- Jigsaw- You
can create your own jigsaw puzzles online. Create puzzles from works of
- KIDLINK -
Online activities for students. How do you want the world to be
better place? Lots to see and do on this site -
kids' art music
- Kim and Jason: The Comic Strip
Childhood. By Jason Kotecki.
has the daily comic strip, which follows the misadventures
of two young children trying to make straight the
- Learn Art- A
very comprehensive list of
educational art activities by Beaucoup.
- Leonardo's Workshop-
Learn about Leonardo Da Vinci while have fun doing it.
- Let's Get Flurrious- Click on the screen to
create pictures using shapes.
- Library of Congress Learning
can find lots of game and activities
- Make-a-Flake- Create
snow flakes online and save the patterns to your computer.
- Make Belief
Comics- You can create your own
comic strip online
- Mandala Maker From Girls Go
Tech - Girl
Scouts. To save your mandala to file, click Print Screen
- then paste into new file in your photo editing software. Crop
the image down to five inch square. You can use lasso tool
to cut out the remaining label in corner.
Imagination Station! - 3-D Drawing
Tesselations, created an online design using geometric
- Mentisworks- A
blog with art games
- Mind's Eye
Monster Exchange Project, for fun monster art lessons and
a collection of student galleries.
- More Than Math- These
games use math to teach art.
- Mr. Picasso
Head- Where you can drag and drop facial features to create
a Picasso image.
- National Museum Liverpool - Portrait
Interactive Lots to learn here -
You will have fun testing your knowledge
of how to read
- NGAkids- Create
paintings online and
- Nick Jr.- A page of
online art games featuring cartoons on Nick Jr. television.
- Odosketch- You
can create your own online
sketches and see the sketches of others. You can
also view a slideshow of
sketches in action.
- Online Activities/Art
Safari- with interactive online lessons.
- Pac Mondrian-
Move Pac Man around a Mondrian maze. This one is fun!
- Paper Airplanes on the
these sites selected by Surfing
the net with Kids.
- Pencilmation- This
site has a collection of funny cartoons that motivates students to
- PixelFace- You can
online picture using Flash art tools.
- Planet Perplex- With
illlusions, hidden images, surrealism, and art picture puzzles.
you can do a search for art activities. You can also do a color theory crossword
puzzle, an elements of art
puzzle, principles of design
puzzle and matching art
Connection- A great site
with games, quizes, lessons and
resources on the Renaissance.
- Rollip- Create
Polaroids from your own
photos for download or print.
Create 3D scenes and explore what others have created.
- Scribbler -
Turn scribbles into art - Have fun playing
- smARTkids- Play puzzles
- Study Sphere-
A collection of online art games.
- Surfing the Net with
Kids- They have a
number of art games there.
- Tate Kids Art
Detective- Find clues and solve art mysteries
- The Color.com-
An online coloring book.
Kids can learn the names of 192 colors while they're
- Uncle Fred's
book and other art games.
Jack-O-Lantern- You can carve pumpkins online!
- Walker Art Center has
activities categorized by grade level.
- Warhol: Online
Factory- Create silkscreens online while learning how Andy
Warhol created his art.
- Widgetbox- These are
widgets you can add to browsers and social websites such as MySpace and
- YouDraw The aim of this
website is to
show what 6 billion people look like by
12,000 copies of a book of 500,000 human figures drawn
by visitors to the site. Help the creators of YouDraw achieve their
goal by using the interactive drawing pad available on the
site. For children and adults.
- Youth Arts- All sorts
art related topics. They don't understand that
background color of a website must contrast with the text, but
find some useful links.
- Zwinky- Turn yourself
into a cartoon. Dress the character, put make-up on change hair styles,
Sorry, but only old versions of Windows works on
Character- by Gary Harbo. Nice Site!
Lesson Plans for
Teachers- See Separate Page
Educational Interactive Sites by
- Art History:
ArtiFAQ 2100 Student created site - chronicles art
history past and present. By students at John F. Kennedy
High School in the Bronx under the direction of
- Curse of King
Tut: Fact or
Myth? Award winning site by students at
John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx under the
of Steve Feld.
education-related games including puzzles,
detective, downloads and more.
- Learning about
Leonardo - Why is the Mona Lisa Smiling? student
site - presenting original music by
Leonardo da Vinci. By
students at John F.
Kennedy High School in the Bronx under
direction of Steve Feld.
- Newton's Castle - Learn
optical illusions, observations from
fascinating facts about how cars roll up hill and
why dogs chase cars. Created by students at John F. Kennedy
High School in the Bronx under the direction of Steve Feld.
- The Shroud of
web site provides information to suggest
DaVinci may actually have created the
his motivations as well as his
capabilities and presents the information,
allowing visitors to the website to express their own
on this subject. Created by students at John
F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx under the direction
- Web Sudoku- a
puzzle. For older students.
Art Media Tutorials - Drawing - Painting
Meat- With many animation tutorials by Disney instructor
- Art Workshops: Listing
national workshops of artist Cynthia Padilla
- Bet Borgeson: Colored
Online course. Site has some images in the
you may want to show kids - and some online tutorials.
Email addresses are given for artists if you want to put images
in a PowerPoint.
- Botanicalart- A forum
artists dedicated to the realistic portrayal of plants, flowers and
- Colored Pencil
Challenge: See Lessons and Teacher resources
- Deep Space- An
online tutorial in the illusion of depth. This wonderful short video, by
Fuglestad, is geared to the elementary level.
- Gallery Games
(PDF) - A great document with games related to Asian
- How to Draw (PDF) - An eBook with
instructions on drawing various subjects.
Video lessons on digital art.
- Sketching and Drawing
botanical artist, Cynthia Padilla. Learn and
drawing skills through direct observation in dry media
such as graphite pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, charcoal,
- Study Art a
large glossary of art terms, styles, and
- What is a
Print?- With flash tutorials on woodcut, etching,
lithography, and screenprinting. This site is great on a digital overhead to
demonstrate the processes of each printmaking procedure.
Art Project / Activity / Learning
- Art Game Ideas- A list of ideas from Getty
list members on IAD.
Aliens- put a pile of alien and space cartooning books in a
with paper and set them free!
- Impressionist Art Card Game
- Players fish for art by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Pissarro,
Caillebotte, Cassatt and Morisot.
sculptures Place the variety bucket of Legos pieces in a
center. Students can create their own sculptures. Students can also design
own Legos models and submit them to
- Lincoln Logs -
Children can design their own homes or create wooden
- Modern Art Game -
Players compete to gain the most money by buying and
selling paintings at
auctions and reselling them for profit.
Engine - Dave Devries renders children's drawings
of monsters in realistic detail (comic book style).
a fun lesson idea for you to do with
younger students and
high school. Create your own
monster book for
- Origami Club- This
site has animated tutorials on creating origami from hundreds of templates.
- Van Gogh Art Card Game
Use strategy and memory to collect all the works of
- IAD's extensive art store- with art board
games, art puzzles, art software, art card games, and more!
Art Lessons for Teachers
- A Brush with wildlife- Create a
- A Lifetime of Color- with K-8
- A Look at Mexican History through Research
and Art- The goal of this unit is
engage students in creating a research
which students will use higher-level thinking skills to
analyze online art resources about the fall of the Aztec
and Spanish influence in Mexican
- Academy of Bordeaux Student
work from France. Lots of ideas! See page 2 also.
click on albums - then works within the albums for more
No, 6 is students around 11 to 12, No.
5 is 12 or
13, No. 4 is 13 or 14 and No. 3 is
14 to 15.
- Adobe Curriculum Materials -
lesson plans. Lots to explore. Also see Tips and Tutorials
- Adobe Digital Careers Teaching
Resources- Free lessons in visual design foundations, foundations of
web design, and foundations of video design and production.
- AE Connect -
the art educators' virtual drop in center. Site from
Massachusetts College of Art - has extensive art education resources
including Choice-Based Art Teaching. Lesson
tutorials, art + technology articles
- African Masks- The is a great
section on ArtyFactory that includes African mask samples, templates,
- The Alphabet of Art, where you
can learn about elements of art.
- AMACO Lesson Plans- The clay
company has 30 lessons using clay and ceramics.
- American Montessori Consulting- Newsletter
Winter, AMC Fall
Newsletter, Hands-on activities, crafts and recipes to
engage learners. Interdisciplinary lessons. Free
lessons for summer -visit Amonco.org and click on
the Summer Lesson Planning Icon. Make musical instruments,
participate in fun geography games, create some beautiful gift
boxes and so much more.
- Anime Style Drawing Lessons- A
few lessons by
Akemi's Anime World.
- Art:21- A collection of art
lessons by PBS.
- Art and Patriotic Culture- a
lesson by the Indiana Historical Society. An understanding of the arts and
- Art a Facts™ Magazine
Source for Art Lesson Plans and Teacher
for Art Education Elementary and Secondary Level.
Five issues each year - Comes in set of 30 copies. Homeschool
issue also available (consists of one copy of
each of the five
issues). From Judy: I would
recommend you order a copy for
secondary for yourself (see
Homeschool price - it is
worth it!). Lessons are
different for each level....Secondary can
adapted for lower grades, too.There is not
much difference in
reading level. Font is
smaller on Secondary copy so there is more
depth information - also good for you to have.
are given as well as books.
- All the Daze- A page with
creative activities and lessons.
Education: Free Oil
Painting Lesson. Learn how to paint an
- Art of Education- Several
lessons in PDF
- Art Exposes- A high school
lesson that integrates foreign language and art
in English- There must be over 100 lessons by art
- Art Lessons for Kids- A blog by
art teacher Ms. Alejandra in Bolivia.
- Art Studio Chalkboard- With
perspective, shadows, and depth by the Evansville University.
Learning To Look At Art- a comprehensive program designed to
teach art criticism. Program contains over 50
Trading Cards - ATCs in
the Classroom. Site by Dr. Craig Roland.
In collaboration with Kris Fontes and Mary Elizabeth
City High School, Pennsylvania.
- The Artist's Toolkit-
Online lessons on Visual Elements and Principles.
- Art Kids- With K-6 and 7-12 art
lessons. The art lessons are categorized by grade level and theme.
- Art Lessons
and Ideas for Teachers- 図画工作・美術科の学習プラン集 This is a page of
the Japan Art Education Association (JAEA) in Tokyo, Japan.
Curriculum Standards Reform for
School, Lower and
Upper Secondary School and
Schools for the Visually Disabled,
Impaired and the Otherwise Disabled. to lesson
plans and curriculum materials. Japan Art
Association See Art
Lesson Plans from Ukita Elementary, Tokyo, Japan. See these
art lesson plans:
computer graphics lesson
- Art Lesson
Plans- From Teacher Created Resources
- Art Projects- A page of art
lessons by Barbara Sonek, an art teacher
Website- A collection of lessons by
art teacher Sharon Barrett
- @rt Room- with many lessons and
- ArtSmart- A visual arts guide
with lessons geared to grade 4.
- The Art Window - Site by
Marie Maier. Offers many how to lessons for
beginning artist. Art teachers may want to take a look
for some good ideas.
- Art Studio
Chalkboard, with color theory, perspective, shading
techniques, and lots of other stuff.
- Art Teacher Lesson Plans Blog-
A blog that includes a collection of lesson plans.
Nebraska Lesson Plan
Index, a large collection of
must-see database from the Kennedy Center of lessons seachable by
subject and grade. If we had time, we'd also sort our
lessons here on IAD's lesson section.
- Artwork of World Cultures- A
lesson by art teacher Leslie Emerich that integrates the Visual Arts and
database of lessons. See their art
Annie's Craft Page,
a site with
craft lessons, and patterns.
- Big Cat Art- This
lesson/tutorial teaches how to draw big cats such as leopards.
- Brandon Elementary Art
Curriculum- Grade one
- Bright Ring Publishing's Free
& Lessons. They also have free handouts.
- BreBru's Art Room- with
Photoshop, animation lessons and more.
- Build an
site will show you how to build your own heavy-duty easel,
easily extensible to hold any size painting for
under $100 in
materials. Site by Benjamin Grosser.
- Cable in the
Classroom Online - many
art with the History and Social Studies selections. See
Calendar of Events and to resource guides.
- Captain Watercolor- Larry Weiss has watercolor
lessons on this site.
- CARE -
Resources for Education - Web site consists
of California standards-aligned arts-based lesson
plans and resources for K-12 educators. Downloadable images
from Museum of Contemporary Art
San Diego, the Museum of Photographic Arts, and the San Diego Museum
- Cave Art: Discovering Prehistoric Humans
through Pictures- This lesson integrates the visual arts with
study of the Cave of Lascaux.
- Ceramics and
--Excellent instructional site
Kerry Marquis (teacher at Benjamin Banekker High School,
Georgia). Takes you through the basic hand-building techniques,
has online lessons, glossary and worksheets.
history of ceramics and more. A
great resource for
middle school and high
- Character Art Education [doc]-
A lesson incorporating the arts in character education.
- Chesterwood: The Workshop of an American
Sculptor- This lesson combines history and the visual arts with
study of scultpor Daniel Chester French.
- Christmas Lessons- IAD's Christmas page.
- Classic Columns- An integration
of art, social studies, language arts and math. This 6th grade lesson
- Computer Art --Excellent
by Kerry Marquis (teacher at
High School, Georgia). This site
give you an
outline for a high school curriculum (also
suitable for middle school) with online lessons for Flash, student
work sheets, PowerPoint presentations, Scavenger Hunts
more. A great resource for teachers in
school and high school.
There are K-12
art lessons/units that utilize
well as other subject areas. They
as part of the Literacy Challenge Grant program
in New York. All lessons are geared to state and national standards.
Also find lessons for Health and Physical Education
(HPEH), English and Language Arts (ELA), Social
Studies (SS). Languages other than English
Career Development Standards(CDOS) and Math/Science/Technology
- Constitution Day- IAD's page
with lessons and information.
- Core Knowledge- Program for
K-12. See how topics on the Sequence build from one grade to another. There
many curriculum resources online.
- Crafty Chica- A page with many
This site was named site of the week for November, 2009.
- Crayola Activities and Lessons-
A page with lessons, activities, and craft ideas focusing on Youth Art
- Creating a
Class Website- Excellent instructional
site by Kerry Marquis (teacher at Benjamin Banekker High School,
Georgia). Designed to help teachers create their own
guidelines and tips for
organizing. Use to help
students design sites,
and Cultural Education
Materials Here is help for your
multicultural lessons. Make Crizmac your first place to stop for
purchasing multi-cultural materials for your
Everything from folk art pieces to
music, art prints and videos. Books
Phone 1 -800-913-8555 for a free catalog.
- Cultural Cottage- You can find lessons focusing on
- Curriculum Ideas- A page in
English and Japanese. See photo samples of lessons.
- Curriculum Units for K-12 Art
From Tokyo, Japan (you do not need to install the characters to view the
Student art works, curriculum ideas,
art and craft
lessons, art project, computer graphics; art
galleries; integrated curriculum units for
- Daniel Smith's Free Art
Lessons- with painting
and printmaking lessons.
- Desk Top Publishing Lessons for
- Detroit Institute for the Arts-
This section has Egyptian art lessons.
- Dick Blick's Art Lessons Page-
Includes an archive of many lessons.
Video - Students learn to become more media literate. They
learn to plan and produce video projects, decode images
messages within media and decide what
powerful and effective message.
Imaging with Photoshop
Elements and KidPix -page with
tutorials and lesson plans. KidPix is gret for elementary
PhotoShop Elements is quality software
that is more
affordable than the full version of
- Discovering Relationships Between European
Art and Society- An art criticism lesson by art teacher Brian
McGuckin for 6th grades.
Plot- Integrating art and mathematics.
This site has lots of
lessons and tutorials.
With 100+ drawing
- Early Childhood Arts and
Crafts, with art lessons for young children
involving movement, music and dance from Earlychildhood.com.
Lots of lesson ideas and
- IAD's Easter Page- with lessons
People with Disabilities
Compilation of resources by Bernie
Poole and Yvonne Singer. "We'd like to do what we
can to educate
people with disabilities." See
- Edhelper.com- See art thematic units for grades K-6,
art mysteries, and art movement samples.
- EdSITEment's Lesson Plans- This
page has many lessons (not all of them art related).
- Egyptian Symbols and Figures:
Hieroglyphs- An art lesson by EdSITEment that teaches symbolism and
- Elementary Art Lesson Plans by
Michal Austin. More ideas on The Art Kids
- Elementary Art Lesson Plans -
by Sandy Meadors.
Hands on art lessons and computer graphics lesson ideas. See
Stitchery lesson ideas.
- Elements of
Art through Photography, a 5th grade photography lesson
Learning - site
packed with ideas, crafts, handouts and more
for early childhood and elementary age children. Geography,
maps, science activities, animal printouts, oceans,
and so much more.
- Eric Carle's Picture Book Art-
tutorials for creating collages, murals, and with tissue
- ESL Enrichment Curriculum-
Lesson plans geared to students whose native language is not English.
- Everything ESL - K-12
Resources Lesson plans, teacher tips and resources.
Site by New Jersey educator Judie Haynes.
- Exploring Linear Perspective- A
lesson using art by Leonardo Da
- Eyes on Art, with art lessons
on the elements of
art. It even comes with a
teacher's guide and
- Famous Paintings for Students -
elementary students with biographies of
artists and worksheets for the lessons. Nice section
stories with paintings (black and
- Fine Art Online: Lesson Plans from
Harcourt Publishing, for grades one
- Fractals Lesson by Cynthia
Lanius A Fractals
Unit for Elementary and
Students. A few relatives of Mandelbrot
- Free Kids Crafts- Provides a starting source for all
the best kids craft projects on the internet.
- From Prints to Pixels - The Evolving
Digital Image Digital cameras, scanners,
imaging software, printers, computers and the internet
empower students and teachers to use images more effectively than
traditional film based photographs. One picture
may be worth a
thousand words, but a digital
image may be used in
thousands of ways and
seen by thousands of people.
By Harold Olejarz
- Funding Factory- Lesson Plans
for art appreciation, drawing, and painting.
- Geometry Through Art. This site
has art lessons integrated with math. Check it
- The Geometry of 3-D Drawing-
With six lessons integrating art and geometry. See 3-D Drawing and Geometry, Isometric Drawing, Oblique Drawing, and Perspective Drawing.
lessons -- innovative projects that promote
self-expression and divergent thinking.
- Ginny Rockwood's Art Lessons-
Ginny is an art teacher at Brattleboro Area Middle School.
- Graphics Den, Digital art -
which includes art lessons and a gallery for
- Halloween Page- A Lessons page
- Haring Kids- K-12 lessons
relating to the late graffiti artist Keith Haring.
Olejarz -- From Prints
to Pixels - Using Digital Images in the Classroom.
to image sites and lessons plans using digital
- The Hoosier Group... Integrating Art
Across the Curriculum- A K-12 lesson that introduces students to
Cecil Head, William Forsyth, T.C. Steele, Gene Stratton Porter, and Paul Dresse.
- How do Artists Get Ideas? I
list of ideas to get your student thinking.
the source of ideas inteh artists and
- How to Read a
Painting, Learning Art Criticism Skills to Enrich
the Museum Experience.
How-to Tutorials- Several art
lessons with a Korean flavor.
- Human Design, Good Robot
Production- Lessons on creating robots. See the page in its original
Japanese language here.
- Illustrated Lesson Notes for
Teachers- You can find several great lessons here.
- The Incredible Art Test. We
- Integrating Art into the Curriculum - try
Response-O-Matic Here is a great way to
impress your administrators. We all know that art is the
most important subject in school. Develop a form that will help
your core teachers integrate art - AND will help
their course content.
Instructions how to create
forms are on the
- Introduction to Fine Art Study
Guide- This is a wonderful guide with a summary of the elements and
history of art. They have other guides located here, and here.
Brett's Home Page, a
for art teachers. Over 1000 activity
- Jazz Collage- A lesson by
retired art teacher
- Jersey Online Learning- A
collection of projects, including a Matisse collage..
Global Networking for Youth through Secondary
School - Empowers
children to build global social
and knowledge networks.
Information and activities
youth/students and teachers.
- Kids Crafts- a collection of
lessons by Kids-birthday-party-guide.com.
Site created by Marvin Grossman D.Ed - to
encourage the art in
education. KidzArt is for art
teachers, classroom teachers,
parents and any other
persons interested in
our children's' artistic creative
Lesson plan, digital art and more. Dr. Grossman's Art Education
- Kidz Online- with technology
related art lessons. Categorized by grade
Art, with free art lessons for students in K-8.
- Kindergarten -Remember these BEST
- Kinder Start Learning Activities and
Crafts- All sorts of things for young
children. Take a look. Try the search feature. Kinder Start
makes it's 'best of the 'net' Search Engine for Parents and
available at no cost to WebSites,
as a Public
- Kite Art (Tako-age)- Mario
Kawashima has his
students create kite art at his school using Washi paper. You can also see a
collection of kite art lessons here.
- The Knowledge
- Choice Based Art Education - an interactive
best-practice website created by The Education Alliance at Brown
University with initial funding from the U.S. Department
of Education. Choice-based art classrooms simulate
studios, offering effective organization of
time, and materials that enable students
work which is individual, compelling, and personally
tips on TAB Choice Web Log - More resources for TAB
Painting: Artists Who Love the Land Smithsonian in the
Views of the American West and the
Rocky Shore. Art
Criticism, history and
- Larry Prescott's Art Activities for Young
Students- This art teacher has about 20 lessons posted
to Draw Books.
Step by step on how
to draw animals, insects
creatures of all
kinds and more. Kids love them!
- Lesson Ideas for art from
site where teachers can contribute as well as search for art
lessons. This site is brand new, so there won't be
- Lesson Plans and Art
Activities- With a collection of art projects and
- Lesson Plan - Drawing and Perspective - Art Criticism - Technology Lesson Plans
- Lesson Plans for the Arts and Media- A page with
extensive lessons by the Vocational Information Center.
- Lewis & Clark-
A thematic instruction unit on Lewis and Clark by Ken
includes the arts integrated with
and other core
- Library of Congress- This page
has many lessons
and lesson resources. Most are of a historical nature but can
into the visual arts.
- Magic Places and Creative Spaces - from Committed to
Curriculum. 200 pages of resources for early
childhood education. Lots of ideas for
through primary grades.
- Mark Kistler's Online Art
Lessons- With animated and video art lessons.
- Mathematics in Art?- A 5th
grade lesson by art teacher Andrea Davis that explores the relationship of
mathematics in art.
- McREL Lesson Plan Library- A
large number of
- Model Schools Art Education
Resources. Art Advocacy, Lesson Plans, School
Museum and more.
Brown's Art Class- Great site with lots of
- Mrs. Picasso's Art Room - This
site by Ohio art teacher Denise Pannell includes lots of images to go with her
- Mrs. Reedy's
Web Page - Clements High School -
Teacher Donna Reedy. Here is an excellent site that
has basic lessons for middle school and high school. Middle
lessons are from when Donna taught at
Hodges Bend Middle
School. See her Elements
- National Association of Comics Art
site includes articles,
and tutorials on creating and teaching comics
in the classroom.
- National Education Association-
This is NEA's
Lesson Plan Search that includes several subjects.
Gallery of Art - Free loan program. This federally-funded program
has over 120 free-loan education resources.
ranging in format from color slide
teaching packets, to videocassettes,
- New York Times Fine Arts
Lessons (most are interdisciplinary) New
York Times Learning
- National Core Knowledge- Art
lessons in PDF format.
- NGA Classroom for Teachers and
Students- This site is an incredible
resource with hundreds of lessons that are
searchable. This site makes it easy to integrate art into other subject
- Norman Rockwell: Then and Now-
A 7th & 8th grade art criticism lesson by Angela Samuelson
- NTeQ Lesson Planner- View
hundreds of lessons that integrate technology. You can also use their lesson
plan creator to make plans of your own.
- Origami Paper Art by Joseph
- Painting Children in
Watercolor- An online
Powerpoint of lessons by retired art teacher
- Paper Folding Project
- Paper Mache- How to make paper
- PBS Nature- Good for finding
lessons to integrate with nature related subject.
- Photo Design -- Excellent
instructional site by Kerry Marquis (teacher at Benjamin Banekker High School,
Georgia). This introductory course to photo
incorporates a history of photography
as well as
the creating of a pinhole camera
and a personal
- Poetry and the Visual Arts- A
6th grade lesson by teacher Jenny Amburgy. The title is
- Quazen- A lesson on name tag
Fundamental - Art of Reading,
Lesson plans, Illustrators at Work, artists
biographies, web resources and more. Los of interdisciplinary
possibilities. Fun activities for kids
- RetaNet, art lessons on the
Dance, Folklife, and Food.
- The Royal Art of Benin- An
EdSITEment 3rd - 5th grade lesson that incorporates the history of the kingdom
of Benin and art.
- San Diego Museum of Art- This
page has a
collection of lesson plans in PDF form. Also see their archive of lesson
- Sanford & a Lifetime of
Color- a great site with many art lessons.
- Sax Project
and Lesson Plan
Ideas- a collection of hundreds of art lessons.
- SEED -
Educator to Educator Developments Search for
Lesson plan packets by grade level or content area. Here
are just a few of the middle school lesson plans on
Local Culture and Heritage (interdisciplinary)
through Clay Animation:
- Sewing Crafts- A collection of
sewing crafts for kids.
A site with lesson
ideas, sample art work, integrating math with art and
- Silicon Valley Art Museum: Free Art
Lessons- While the lessons are aimed at
children, they are not limited to children. Older
children and adults may find them equally appealing. Portraits,
landscapes, puppets and more - many art appreciation
for many age levels - Some
easy enough for a
- Sketching & Sculpture
(PDF)- A lesson by the National Gallery of Art.
- SMART Exchange- You can
download many free art lessons for smart boards.
- Songs in the Key of Art -Time
to get Comprehensive! Include music. Songs by
Percy. Buy all three CD's and never run
out of fun
in the Art Room! Let Greg know some
topics/artists for new material -
know (smile). Gosh- I'd love to be a
student in Greg's class.
Greg is a Madison,
Wisconsin, elementary school art
- Smithsonian Education- Their
collection of Art and Design lesson plans.
- Spiral Art Education - site
designed for art teachers to share innovative
approaches to middle
school and high school art curriculum
developed by research
projects spiraling out from the UIC Art
Education Program (University of Illinois at Chicago).
- Star Poster Program Posters for
Peace - designed
to help promote peace and other
concerns through art lessons on how to create
posters. Site by Robert Bear, art teacher.
- Stories in Quilts- A K-12
lesson by EdSITEment that gives history of the art of quilting.
- Structure of Man- with video
lessons on drawing the human figure.
- St. Patrick's Day Lessons- A
lessons page by IAD.
- Teach Art- a great page with
art curriculum and art-intensive lesson plans.
- Teach Art at Home - free art
lesson plans with
color, illustrated instructions by Karine Bauch. Easy enough
for home school moms.
Resources, where you can buy and sell lesson plans and
other resources. Got a great lesson? Sell it here!
- Teachers.Net -
Lesson Plans. Many ideas listed that may spark a lesson. Click
on Arts and Crafts.
Guide for the Professional
Cartoonist- A great page that has
lessons that incorporate cartoons.
Browse the thousands of cartoons while
- Teaching and Learning Through Design,
Technology Site by Dr.
Nelson. See what is working in urban education. Resources,
Interdisciplinary ideas, methodology - Lots to see.
- Teach-nology "The best of the
lesson plans, rubrics, printables,
- Techy Teacher- Hundreds of art
lessons K-6. Also
look up their lessons for grades 7-12.
- Think Art Now - See sample
lessons by Pat Kodet.
- Thinking Fountain- They have several early chldhood
lessons on their site. Among them includes indicator art, spaghetti sculpture, radial chromatography, and symmetry.
Eakins- Scenes from Everyday Life - PBS Lesson
ideas presented in the documentary as a
point for further academic investigation
- "Touch Drawing" - or Trace Method
Monotype Watch the demo to see how
simple this is. Experiment to see how you can get water base inks
Project, a lesson using Escher-like patterns instead of
triangles, and squares. Incorporates
math and art. About
- Toolkit for Art Educators -
Lesson Planning software by Ann Ayers. Enter your lesson plans, align
them to your state standards, add connections for
of art, principles of design,
national technology standards,
ESOL and ESE
strategies. Create worksheets, rubrics and more. Also see
the Workshop Presentations on CD
with lesson ideas,
processes and more.
- United Arts and Education- With
many lessons and activities.
Museum of Fine Arts- This is their art lessons
- Valentine Lessons- A lessons
page by IAD.
- Value and Intensity- A lesson
by the Utah Education Network.
- Vancouver Sculpture Biennale- A
collection of lessons.developed in partnership with the Vancouver School
- The Virtual Classroom- A
wonderful collection of
art lessons for the middle school level.
Seashells, a page incorporating mathematics and art using VRML.
Also see his Carotid-Kundalini
Functions for really advanced math and art.
References and Resources. Check out the
for history of
art education and ancient
Greece. See activities for children, materials information
- themes and more.
- Warner Bros.
Page. I can't tell you how much fun your kids
will have with this one. Games, pictures, sounds, and videos are
all through this site! Learn how they make
- Western Art- A resource for art
lessons relating to architecture, literature, music, painting, and
from around the world.
Education Through Art. Lessons for Middle School
students integrating technology. Site by Michael Garrish.
- Why is the Mona Lisa Smiling?,
an interdisciplinary collaboration between
in a Bronx High School with partners in Sweden.
- Woody's Lesson Plan Pages- A
collection of around 30 lessons.
- YES Mag's Projects- A large collection of art lessons
with visual aides and templates.
make flower garland head wreaths from real flowers and vines. Alternatively,
make them from tissue paper and pipe cleaners.
Weave yarn or thin strips
cloth to create a mat rug or place mat. We could use construction