Kinder, Gr. 1 & 2 Art Lessons
Teaching Art to Kindergarten to Grade 2 (5-8yrs)
Primary grade children (K-2; ages 5-8yrs) are beginning to understand that art is a way to communicate.
They consciously create symbols and their pictures feature bold, direct and flat images.
There is little detail shown to realistic, spatial concepts.
They are eager to share their art with others.
Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 Emphasis:
- Establish self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Improve hand-eye coordination.
- Expand aesthetic awareness.
- Begin the study of art heritage.
- Begin to identify some of the elements of art (line, shape, color, texture, pattern).
- Develop art-related skills.
- Discuss design ideas and techniques.
- Use a variety of materials to create art (tempera, finger paint, watercolor, collage, clay).
- Use personal experiences as subject matter in artwork.
- Communicate feelings about art.
Favourite K-2 Art Lessons
- A Box of Crayons
- A Drawing Adventure
- A Unique Drawing Experience
- Advanced Scribble Pictures
- Architecture Shape Collage
- Art Book Assessment Tool
- Block or Not? (Monoprinting and Stamping)
- Building a Klimt
- City Block Painting
- Colorful Row Houses (How to Draw and Paint)
- Complementary Color Turtles
- Crayon Resist Fall Leaves
- Crayon Resist Fish
- Draw Elephants – Step by Step
- Emotion Painting
- Eric Carle Animals
- Faith Ringgold’s Story Quilts
- Fall Reflections Monoprints
- First Grade, First Grade What Do You See?
- Fruit and Vegetable Prints
- Handprint Rainbows
- Happy Accident Painting
- Harold and the Purple Crayon Paper Pictures
- Hermit Crab Paper Collage
- I Give You My Heart
- Kandinsky Circle Studies
- Kindergarten Self Portraits
- Little Green
- Little Paper Clouds
- Make Your Own Puzzles
- Mondrian-Inspired Abstract Art
- Monoprinting: Three Ways
- My Pet House
- Organic and Geometric Shape Drawings
- Paint Blots
- Paint Like Van Gogh
- Paper Animal Weaving
- Primary Colors Snails
- Salt and Watercolor Trees
- Sand Painting
- See If You Can Draw Game
- Shape Collage Pizzas
- Shoe Fish
- Tasty Color Mixing
- The Die Says the Color, the Picture Says We Can
- Tips for Working with Play Dough
- Toothpaste Batik
- Torn Paper Rainbows
- Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
- Waldorf Math Gnomes
- Warm and Cool Flowers
- Water Mist Globes
- Wet Chalk Drawings
- Winter Crayon Resists
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I’m Andrea, co-creator of KinderArt.com. I’m an artist, writer, art teacher and homeschooling mom with 25 years of teaching experience. The following articles will provide you with lots of helpful information about creativity and children. Any questions? Please contact me! I’m here to help.
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