Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Simple Art Project to Start the Year

At the beginning of the year, I like to start with some art projects that are easy for students. They help to reinforce listening skills, remind how to use markers/crayons/colored pencils and get the students socializing so that I get to know them a little bit. Plus, it gives me a quick idea of which students have artistic abilities and which students struggle with it. Here is one of my favorite art projects to do in the first few days of school. {Idea was seen on Pinterest.}

 To complete this project, all you need is a sheet of white construction paper, pencil and whatever you want your students to color with. Simply have them trace their hands and their shoes so they somewhat overlap. Then have them draw in their bodies and add all the details to their shoes and clothing. Then they can color. As you can see, The details on the bottoms of their shoes can be a bit tricky but I tell them to do just do the best that they can! I love how they turn out and it gives me a quick snapshot of their artistic abilities.

Do you do any specific art projects at the beginning of the year? I would love to hear what you do!!

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1 comment:

  1. I love this art work! What a fun way to reinforce listening skills at the beginning of the year! Thank you for sharing.

    Fit to be Fourth


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