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Half Hour Kindergarten Art

Started on Nov 25, 2012 by dreamstudio
Last post on Aug 17, 2014

My schedule includes teaching 5 kindergarten classes. Class time is only one half hour a week. They meet with me on a rotating basis so I only see each class once every five weeks. Do you have successful lessons to share that can be completed in a half hour and do not involve adult-made templates?

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  • dreamstudio 12/23/2012 at 05:54pm
    I like your idea of abstract playing with materials.

  • rlaurenzi 02/21/2013 at 02:42pm
    Printing with paint and various objects to make shapes & patterns (legos, paper towel rolls, bubble wrap, combs, sponges,etc)

    Model Magic - press textured objects into the clay to make textures, form into cups or leave flat

    Monoprints - paint directly on the table, use craft sticks, paint brushes, combs, etc to drag through the paint / place a piece of paper on top and rub to make a print

    String Painting - fold a piece of paper in half, paint a piece of string and place it inside folded paper while paint is still wet. Close the paper and rub. With one hand, hold the paper closed / with the other pull the string out, wiggling while pulling. Open the paper to reveal the design

    Marble Painting - put a piece of paper in a pie pan, squirt some different color paint on it, put some marbles in and tilt the pan so the marbles run through the paint, creating a design

    Some of these are on my site:

    If I were in your situation, I might think about focusing on a different art medium each time.

  • RuthByrne 02/21/2013 at 06:35pm
    ^ Your site has such beautiful fun looking projects!

  • MsAlkire 02/27/2013 at 07:48pm

    I made these snails with my kinder students just recently and they had such a blast! I showed them a video of a large snail ( and then we talked about what invertebrates are and why snails need a shell. The kids get to name it and take it home as a little pet. I even enjoyed making them. :)

  • MrsLee 08/17/2014 at 05:00am
    I have a 40 minute class with kindergarten students. Their favorite last year were when they followed my step by step demo drawings of animals. With 18 students I found the easy way to keep them focused was to put the tables in a u shape with me at the top, and they stood for the project. I could see and encourage everyone at once. I only wish we had easels for each.