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This is a fun way to introduce weaving to your elementary art students. This seasonal lesson is an appropriate fall activity if you're looking for a halloween alternative. Student will practice basic shape drawing and create a paper loom with the bottom half of their paper using nothing more than a ruler and scissors. A great way to teach about alternating patterns as well. This lesson takes approximately two 40-minute classes but could be extended with your favorite fall storybook, or a more detailed background requirement. Early finishers can add a pocket or overalls.
You will receive two professionally formatted lesson plans that include the NEW national visual art standards, lesson objectives, anticipatory set, closure, suggestions for differentiation when applicable. There is a step by step 8.5x11" full color poster with 16 photos that you can print and post or leave on tables so students may guide their own learning.
You will also get the Powerpoint Presentation that I have used with my 1st-4th grade students. Please note: you are NOT paying for the images within the powerpoint as they are not my own. They serve as samples for what you might include within your own classroom. All images are attributed in the notes section of the page in the powerpoint which they appear. Feel free to replace with your own examples.
I have taught paper weaving using this format successfully to second grade classes. It could easily be scaled up for older students.