What does kindness look and feel like?
Just as writers use words to create and communicate moods and feelings, artists use lines and colors to convey these concepts.
This creative puzzle art activity promotes collaboration, creates a decorative wall mural, and introduces color symbolism and the use of lines, patterns, and images to communicate harmony, kindness, calm, peace, and/or friendship.
This art activity can be as simple as just creating a collaborative wall mural, or it can be a more complex lesson dealing with color theory and symbolism and the communication of mood and feeling through art.
Included in this resource:
- step-by-step lesson directions
- information page about color symbolism
- information page about using lines and pattern to create mood
- information page about combining colors to create mood
- two full size, printable puzzle piece templates for printing
- ideas and suggestions for extending the lesson
- a page of helpful teaching tips
This lesson supports the National Core Visual Arts Standards.
This comprehensive art lesson is designed to teach art appreciation, artist behavior, and art analysis. Please note that listed grade levels are suggestions only; this lesson can be simplified or made more complex to work for any elementary grade.
Related Art lessons:
Kindness Writing Draw and Write
Art Lessons with People
More Art lessons and Art-integrated resources:
Art Task Cards
- self-directed Art activities for early finishers or Art centers
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle
- five integrated Art lessons
Language Arts Strategies with Art BUNDLE
- learn Language Arts skills through art observation and discussion
I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
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