This math-connected exploratory art activity focuses on the primary colors red, yellow, and blue. Students can create spontaneous patterns or patterns can be assigned specifically as an extension to focused math work.
This is a simple and fun introduction to primary colors. It makes use of found objects and allows students to demonstrate organizational ability, develop fine motor skills, and explore an alternate method of putting paint to paper.
Extend the lesson with a writing activity or additional discussions on patterns using student art work for reference.
Included with this resource are two art reflection worksheets: one for Kindergarten or other emergent writers and one for students who are independently reading and writing.
Found Objects Stamp Patterns is bundled with three other lessons in Art With Patterns.
This lesson includes the following:
- list of art concepts and skills addressed
- national visual arts standards information
- a list of materials needed
- targeted art and related vocabulary
- suggestion for related read aloud
- detailed steps for introducing the lesson
- directions for art-making
- ideas for extending or varying the lesson
- ideas for looking at and discussing student art
- suggestions for writing extensions
- photographs of student art work for reference
Two art reflection worksheets are included:
• My Pattern Art - for Kindergarten and emergent writers
• Thinking Like an Artist - for students who read and write independently
This art lesson is designed to teach art appreciation, artist behavior, and art analysis, and to foster authentic art-making and art education.
National Core Visual Arts Standards are listed at the beginning of the lesson.
Because I teach in California, this lesson also includes a list of the California Visual Arts Standards addressed for suggested grade levels. Please note that listed grade levels are suggestions only; any of these lessons can be simplified or made more complex to work for any elementary grade.
Related art lessons:
Patterns and Hearts
Patterns and Shapes
More art-making ideas and suggestions:
3 Art Lessons for Kindergarten
-- literature integrated
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle
- a collection of five integrated Art lessons
Making Time For Art
-- a free download
Art Task Cards
-- for early finishers or art centers
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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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