Map Mural

|| Subject: Geography, Geometry || Core Standards:  SS:GE:2:1.1: Identify the characteristics and purposes of globes and maps. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment, F: Global Transformation) SS:GE:2:1.2: Introduce spatial information on maps and other geographic representations, e.g., map key, compass rose. (Themes: C: People, Places and Environment) || Description: This is a paper mural that…

Classroom Books

|| Description: Classroom books involve every student creating one page, which then become part of a large book. This book can be a classroom resource for years to come. Each page is a unique collage or drawing that features an element of the subject being studied – whether it is a landmark, animal, or anything…

Banners

|| Description: Banners can cover a wide range of subjects, from school rules to insects. Take a look through our gallery to see some examples and get ideas. Students start with a pre-made cloth banner, which is taped to a tarp (usually this project is done on the floor). They write their name at the…

Murals

|| Subject: Any || Description: Murals can take many forms. This is a big project that involves 90 minutes to 2 hours of class time. Murals are often the focus of Artist in Residence programs, but can also be a classroom project. Examples: Rainforest Mural: This mural, done in a 2nd grade classroom, focused on…

Classroom Mandala

|| Subject: Team Building || Description: Students create one section of a large mandala. Each student’s section reflects their wishes for themselves and their community. When they are all done, the pieces are put together to form the mandala. || Prerequisites: This is a bonding activity for classrooms, best done in the beginning of the…

Peeps (Clothespin Puppets)

|| Subject: History and Humanities || Description: Students create clothespin dolls of historical figures, characters, or mystical beings. Abenaki Peeps: Colonial Peeps: Fairy Peeps: Elf Peeps (an excellent project near the holidays): Self-Portrait Peeps (These were glued onto a Mandala – a great start-of-the-year classroom project!) || Prerequisites: Students should be studying the character(s) that…