Archive for the ‘art’ category

Art Appreciation Activities for Kids

November 7th, 2020

Make Paper Toys

October 17th, 2020

 

It’s Saturday, October 17, 2020, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Paper Toys

(www.papertoys.com/)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website provides free patterns that you can print, cut, fold and glue to make dozens of paper toys including architectural wonders, cars, animals, and more.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of the many patterns available including: 

  • Apache Helicopter
  • Bill Gate’s House
  • Bruce Lee Paper Doll
  • Dale Earnhardt NASCAR #3
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Great Pyramid
  • Party Hat
  • Queen’s Crown
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • And many more!

Click on any one and a new page opens with the pattern to print along with some instructions on how to assemble it.

These are great indoor activities for bad weather days – plus, many of the projects make great gifts! Have fun!

DownloadDinosaur Art Projects

August 15th, 2020

 

It’s Saturday, August 15, 2020, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Download-a-Dinosaur

(http://www.rain.org/~philfear/download-a-dinosaur.html)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

This site has all kinds of downloadable and printable dinosaur designs that you can color, cut out, and glue together to make fun playthings and decorations.

When you get to the site you can watch a quick video. Then scroll down to see photographs of some of the creations you can make from the designs at this site. Click on any of the dinosaur names you want to make. For example: 

  • Raptor
  • Stegosaurus
  • Spinosaurus
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • And more!

You can use the “Select A Dinosaur” dropdown box as well. Choose a dinosaur and click the “Go” button and a new page opens with the design and easy instructions for how to assemble it. Print out the design using your browser print option. These designs can be made in less than 30 minutes! It’s a great art project or craft activity – and educational too! 

Lesson Plans about Insects!

June 9th, 2020

 

It’s Tuesday, June 9, 2020, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Orkin: Science Education

(www.orkin.com/scienceeducation)

Age Range: 5-11 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

 

Orkin Pest Control Company provides lessons plans and activities about the world of insects.

When you get to the site, scroll down to Orkin Man Lesson Plans and Activities & Coloring. The lesson plans include: 

  • Are You One of Us? – insect classification
  • The Art of Flying – how wings work
  • Is Seeing Believing? – compare images and drawings
  • Feeding Frenzy – how insects eat
  • Feeling Buggy – creative writing exercise

The Activities & Coloring section includes worksheets, coloring pages and interactive games all about bugs!

And check out this site: CockroachFacts. You’ll find not only easy-to-digest scientific fun facts, but also deeper information about life cycles, habitats, and other topics important to K-12 education.

Priceless Art Study Resources

June 6th, 2020

 

It’s Saturday, June 6, 2020, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Educator Resources

(www.metmuseum.org/learn/educators/lesson-plans)

Age Range: 6-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision)

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States. You’ll find valuable educational resources here to expand your art studies.

When you arrive at the site, you’ll see Lesson Plans separated by elementary, middle and high school students including: 

  • Ancient Animals at Work
  • Armor-Function and Design
  • Architecture and the Natural World
  • The Battle of David and Goliath
  • Bravery Stands Tall
  • Point of View in Print and Paint
  • Aeneas, Art, and Storytelling
  • The Art of Industry
  • Composing a Landscape
  • The Power behind the Throne
  • And so much more!

Lesson plans follow the same basic format: 

  • Image of featured work of art along with related information
  • Goals
  • National Standards
  • Questions for Viewing
  • Activity
  • Resources
  • Related Object which includes links to those items in the online exhibits

These lesson plans help expand your understanding and enjoyment of art in all its forms.

Learn To Draw With Uncle Fred

May 16th, 2020

 

It’s Saturday, May 16, 2020, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Draw and Color with Uncle Fred

(http://www.unclefred.com/)

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-8, with parental supervision)

 

Your kids will love learning how to draw with “Uncle Fred” – who was the artist/writer of the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip.

When you get to the site just pick the cartoon subject you want to draw, click on it, and a new page opens with easy, step-by-step instructions (use the ‘next’ button to see each instruction). Soon, you will have your own cartoon art gallery that includes the following subjects: 

  • surfer
  • chef
  • bunny
  • chimpanzee
  • panda
  • kitty
  • walrus
  • happy puppy
  • penguin
  • and more!

This is a great way to learn to draw painlessly.

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