The Art Book Page Three, Caterpillars: Portfolio Assessment and Art Lessons for Kids: KinderArt ®
THE ART BOOK PAGE THREE
Written by: Maryanne Messier [Maryanne is a teacher from Janesville Wisconsin.]
Students will learn about making patterns as they create a paper caterpillar.
This Art Book was created to help art educators by giving them another form of assessment. So many times we as art educators find it difficult to assess a child's progress when projects are sent home. By using portfolio assessment it is easier to judge a child's progress because you can see it from beginning to end.
What You Need:
- 3x3 colored construction paper squares (red, yellow, blue)
- 10x12 white construction paper
- 12x18 colored construction paper (to create another page)
- "I can make a pattern" strip
What You Do:
► Go to Page Four (Warm/Cool Colors)
- Talk about patterns. How they repeat, and the different types of
patterns (color, numbers, shapes, letters, etc.) Have them try to find
patterns on their clothes or around the room. Once they understand the
basic of patterns, that they repeat then you are ready to start the
Have student round the corners of the squares to create circles.
Then they need to arrange it in a pattern (red, yellow, blue, red,
yellow, blue, etc.) or whatever color they want to come first, on the
white construction paper.
- Once you have checked that they have completed the pattern correctly
they can glue it down on the white paper (have them arrange it so it
looks like a caterpillar)
- After they have glued on the circles and created a caterpillar they
can then use their crayons to add details, like legs, antenna's, etc.
- Then they glue the whole project on the large colored construction
- Glue the "I can make a pattern" strip on the colored construction
paper, date the back of the page.
You have another completed page in your art book.
Related Lessons and Resources:
► "I can make a pattern" strip
► The Art Book - Index
► Caterpillar Tissue Paper Collage
► Egg Carton Caterpillar
► Very Hungry Caterpillar
Teaching Art to Young Children ages 4-9
by Robert Barnes
►More Activities Like This
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