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A Snowy Day

The examples of student work and templates came from Stephanie's website "Primary Theme  Park" which has lots of great ideas! Thank you, Stephanie, for sharing with us!   http://www.primarythemepark.com/2015/01/snowy-day-activities/

What would you do on a snowy day? What would you wear inside and outside? How would you feel if you were Peter? Where does Peter Live? How can you tell? What textures and patterns would you experience and see? What melts a snowball?




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Supplies: Ice cubes in a bowl, pink and light blue 9X12 Construction paper. Ivory Soap Flakes mixed in with white tempera, one bowl of this mixture for each table group. a template of a child in a snowsuit, (use snowydaytemplateskids PDF below) crayons and scissors, as well as pencils, butcher paper to cover tables. Large brushes for each group.

Target Learnings and Assessment Criteria




2.7   Use visual and actual texture in a work of art.


1.3   Identify the objects in art and in nature emphasizing  the lines, shapes, color,


        Texture and space. 





5.4   Career related skills: how do artists design the clothes we wear?


4.3   Describe how and why they created a work of art


4.4   Select something they like about their work and what would they change?

Instructional Strategies

To do Now or Warm-up (if applicable): As children enter have them touch ice cubes. At the end, look to see what happened.

1.Read aloud Era Jack Keats “Snowy Day”  ask the “who, what, where, when, why, and how” questions

2. Reread and look at illustrations: What color combinations did Keats use? Talk about the art elements and principles of design especially pattern and contrast.

3. Students should choose light blue or pink construction paper and paint their snowy day with tempera and ivory soap flakes and use big brushes. Place old butcher paper over tables. Write Name, Date, Room

4. Color template of a child in the snowy day and then cut and paste into the picture.

5.The following week:

 Let kids look at the class works and in table groups, ask them to point out where they used lines, shapes, colors, texture, and space. How did using ivory soap in the tempera make it change?

6. Let a few show off their coats and look at the lines shapes, colors, and textures. “A Coat Show!”

  Make the point artists create for a variety of reasons. The clothes we wear were designed by artists called fashion designers. They use the elements of art and principles of design too.

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