Tag Archives: 3rd Grade

WHAT IF…..?

Just when you think you’ve seen it all…….,well, what if….?  The Second through the Sixth grades played this game by drawing a picture of what they imagined it would be like if certain strange things happened.  Everyone chose a “What if…?” from … Continue reading

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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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NATIVE AMERICAN MASK

The Native American used masks as part of their religious ceremonies, as part of ceremonial costumes, for entertainment or for medicinal purposes. The masks were often made to represent the spirits of animals, and the Pacific Northwest Indians believed that … Continue reading

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NATIVE AMERICAN SHIELD

Although the Native American war shield and the medicine shield looked similar, they had distinctively different uses. The war shield was thicker and heavier and was used to deflect arrows or spears. The medicine shield was also taken along in … 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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LENT TO EASTER

This Lenten project is meant to encourage the children to stay motivated throughout the Lenten season.  While doing this Lenten craft, use the opportunity to share, with the children, the need for prayer and giving.  Have them suggest specific actions … Continue reading

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WEATHER FORCAST FOR THE BIRDS

A grey overcast sky, snowflakes and a sun trying desperately to shine are conditions that inspire conversation.  We can imagine that humans aren’t the only ones talking about the weather.  In this art project we try to picture birds wondering … Continue reading

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