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…

Found Object Faces

|| Subject: History and Humanities || Description: Students create a face out of a collection of found objects (provided by the program). Faces usually are not meant to resemble a real person. This is an excellent Art Day project. This project helps kids to think about the elements of a face – what makes a…

Portraits

|| Subject: History and Humanities || Description: Portraits can take many forms (see prerequisites). Students start by drawing their subject’s face on a small paper, and finish the drawing with watercolors. || Prerequisite: Students should choose or be assigned a subject. || Variations: Classmate Portraits – students draw a portrait of a fellow classmate. Biography…

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…