Story Book Illustration

Students learn how to draw the main character in a book in a step by step lesson. After a story book has been chosen, the illustration is created using basic drawing skills, often adding fun details with card stock or paste paper cutouts.  The book Nerdy Birdy by Aaron Reynolds is the star of this…


Have you ever thought about a magical land or fantasized about a country all your own? Now students can do just that.  They begin by creating their countries shape and filling it in with special places.  Will they include a wild animal zoo or a fairy castle?  After their country is complete they add a…

Post Cards

Are you studying NH or learning about Map Making?  In this project, students first worked as a group to design a map of NH on a large canvas adding mountain ranges, lakes, forests, etc. with paints.  Then we gather together again to create post cards pretending to write to someone about their visit to one…

Clock Books

LEARNING TO TELL TIME.  Students create a book filled with pages of their personal days’ schedule.  They “set the clock” to the time they wake up, have lunch or maybe head to day care.  After filling in their activities, student draw pictures to go along with their hours of choice.  They design a clock front…



So much fun to play with!
In this particular puppet creation students had been reading different gingerbread man stories and got to work adding buttons, ric-rac, pom-poms, etc. to their pre-sewn hand puppets to design their own gingerbread man to… run, run, as fast as they can!

*Puppets come to class all sewn and ready for the students to add to them for their special play pal to re-enact the story themselves.

What a great way to start the school year!! Each student and staff member created their own personal “peep” (clothes pin person). They chose fabric pieces and small objects to glue to a clothes pin that reflected themselves and attached a banner that stated what they cared most about during their school year. A fun project for everyone involved!