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Early [PK-K] Lesson Plan

Frederick the Mouse

Created on November 09, 2013 by MrsImpey

Students create this simple collage based on the Frederick books. Students incorporate painting, cutting, and gluing all in one project.

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2 sessions; 40 minutes per session

1. SWBAT demonstrate how to paint with tempera paint.
2. SWBAT cut safely with scissors.
3. SWBAT demonstrate how to glue correctly.
4. SWBAT identify what the illustrator does for a book.

1. White tag board
2. Black and white tempera
3. Paint brushes
4. Water buckets
5. Scissors
6. Glue
7. Frederick the Mouse print out
8. Frederick the Mouse book

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Day 1: Read book and discuss Leo Lionni is the writer and illustrator of his books. Watch video of Lionni making his mouse. On tag board, demonstrate how to correctly paint with tempera paint. Have students swirl the black and white paint together on the tag board to create the affect of rocks.

Day 2: Turn over tag board and draw a variety of sizes of circles and shapes for rocks. Cut these out. Glue onto new white tag board. Give each student the Frederick handout. They should cut out Frederick, put him together and glue him on their rocks.


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

[K-4] Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
[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 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

[K-4] Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art

Balance, Proportion/Size, Shape, Texture, Variety

Collage, Mixed Media, Tempera

English/Language Arts