Category Archives: 3rd Grade

GLITTER LEAVES

The beautiful and varied shapes of leaves make for wonderful art.  This project  allows the 3rd Grade to practice their skills of tracing, using a ruler and following directions.   This picture doesn’t show the glitter,  but it is especially beautiful with the glitter added. … Continue reading

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PARROTS

This is our “Tropical Beauty” project.  I love this for it’s bright, bold colors.  First we practiced drawing parrots—-I’ve included a website address that has an easy lesson on how to draw a parrot.  The background is done in colored … Continue reading

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AMERICAN INDIAN MEDICINE POUCH

The medicine man, or healer of a tribe, carried a medicine bag that contained many different items including herbs for healing.  The bag itself was thought to have special supernatural powers.  In many tribes, besides the medicine man, every male … Continue reading

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FINDING CHRISTMAS IN SANTA

We all know how much fun it is to believe in Santa Claus,  looking forward to his coming to our house and his  leaving gifts.  But, we also want our children to understand the deeper meaning of the Christmas holiday.    … Continue reading

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SUNSET IN CHALK

Any elementary class would love this art project. To begin with, they are fascinated with the method we used for the sunset.  We used torn brown grocery bags for this. Then made the colorful sky using different colors of chalk.  Black … Continue reading

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BACK UP

A number of art sites have this body perspective project.  It’s a project the kids enjoy, and they all seem to know what they want to portray.  The kids traced their hands and feet on colored construction paper, glued them to a background sheet … Continue reading

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THE SAME, BUT DIFFERENT

This is an interesting project in that all the kids were given sheets of paper divided into nine sections.  In each section a line or partial shape was already printed in the section.  Their duty was to complete a drawing … Continue reading

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PUMPKINS

All elementary kids love using oil pastels and this 3rd Grade group is getting very good at shading with them.  We make the pumpkins separate and then glue them on the black background.  We use oil pastels, scissors, glue sticks, … Continue reading

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