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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Torn Paper Winter Landscape

Created on November 09, 2013 by MrsImpey

Students will create a winter collage using only paper, glue and markers. I use this as a way to review landscape. I teach in a low income district so it is also a good way to review and remind students of proper winter attire that they should be wearing outside in the snow.

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2 sessions; 40 minutes per session

1. SWBAT identify winter activities that are good for physical health.
2. SWBAT identify proper attire for the winter season.
3. SWBAT create a landscape using torn paper.

1. Scrap paper bin / construction paper
2. Glue
3. Markers
4. Pencils

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Day 1: Discuss different types of winter activities that are good for physical activity to keep health (skiing, snowboarding, snow ball fights, building an igloo, snow shoeing, building a snowman, etc.). Discuss the types of clothing that should be worn outside. Tell students that they must create a winter landscape using only torn paper and glue. They must include themselves in the landscape participating in a physical winter activity of some sort. Start by ripping white paper to create the horizon line / snow, and then students start to rip other paper.

Day 2: Continue collage. Use markers to add details to the collage (face, buttons, etc.).


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[K-4] Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[K-4] Students select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning

Shape, Space


Health/P.E., Science

  • 1PointsPerspective 11/20/2013 at 06:55am
    I love these! They are adorable. I too, see so many students who act like they're part polar bear and wear shorts in the middle of winter.