PROJECT OVERVIEW-PURPOSE: WHAT FUN IT IS TO COLOR, BUT THESE SHEETS ARE MUCH MORE THAN JUST THAT! THEY ARE FUN ALONE, BUT, WITH A LITTLE EXTRA WORK, THEY BECOME ADORABLE CHRISTMAS GIFT BAGS.
Giving gifts and thinking of others, is such an important learning experience for kids! And, when they can incorporate their own artistic touch, it becomes even more appreciated. This "easy-art" project does this, with only minimal preparation effort for the classroom teacher.
2 actual projects are included in the lesson:
Option #1: Using all steps, this lesson will provide the student with an experience in art, language arts, writing, and math through simple seasonal coloring sheets, practice papers, and optional challenge pages. Many new vocabulary words will be learned. Attention to detail is encouraged. Small muscle development is enhanced in this project, as well as, both counting and easy addition.
Option #2: Shorten the process by simply having the students complete the practice papers, and go directly to the artistic gift bags, skipping the language arts-math involvement of the challenge sheets.
Printable practice papers
Printable challenge questionnaire (optional)
4 2-picture coloring sheets FOR CHRISTMAS BAGS
Printable gift tags (optional)
Finished sample photos
PDF lesson plan
As an art teacher, I, of course, feel that it is so important to incorporate art into the classroom activities - especially, if you are not fortunate enough to have an art teacher or art room as part of your school environment. But,
I also realize that classroom teachers are busy striving to meet all the common core requirements, and, thus, do not have time for planning and creating many extras. THAT IS MY JOB!
As a retired elementary art teacher, with a lifetime of my original lesson plans, samples, and projects, I am now attempting to simplify and re-write these ideas on TPT, to be used as "extras in YOUR classroom." Many of them will assist in common core, especially in the language arts area. Please check out my store of over 60 products, including easy motivational and follow-up activities that incorporate other subjects, besides visual arts.
THESE GIFT BAGS ARE ONE OF THE EXTRAS...children can fill them with something from home or classroom, or with something as simple as candy, a home made ornament, or a special card.