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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Henna Hand (linked to the book Purple, Green and Yellow)

Created on March 25, 2012 by imagiNATION

This is a series of lessons that explore art on the body. We read the book Purple, Green and Yellow by Robert Munsch and discussed the tradition of henna before creating our own patterns on our "hands." I did this with 2nd graders.

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3 sessions; 60 minutes per session

SWBAT explain henna traditions
SWBAT relate a piece of fiction to a traditional art form
SWBAT identify a pattern
SWBAT extend a pattern
SWBAT create original patterns

1. Purple, Green and Yellow by Robert Munsch
2. Henna Samples (PPT or Handout)
3. Henna Practice Worksheet
4. Sharpies
5. Watercolor Supplies
6. Optional Crayons

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See attached lessons for full procedures

This lesson could be done in a much shorter time-frame if desired. We were working on creating the habit of practice and learning to peer critique/edit our designs so I stretched it a bit to include those skills.

Rhythm/Pattern, Variety


English/Language Arts