Lesson Plans

Art Works for Kids — Integrated Lessons for Your K-6 Classroom

Education is much more than just academic achievement. The classroom needs to be a place where students can learn about themselves as well as the world around them. Integrating arts into the core curriculum has proven effective in addressing the varied needs of students and has shown demonstrable improvement in students’ social and emotional learning.

Medieval Gargoyles & Grotesques

Students will learn about the history of Gargoyles and Grotesques, particularly in the Middle Ages and create a unique gargoyle of their own.

Wildflowers of Utah in the Style of Georgia O’Keeffe

Go big or go home! Students choose wildflowers found in Utah and illustrate them in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Rig-A-Jig-Jig: Word Choice

Sing and play the singing game, Rig-a-Jig-Jig. Tweak the game to explore the nuances of related of verbs. A student favorite all the way through the upper grades if presented in a developmentally appropriate way.

Rig-A-Jig-Jig: Doubles Addition

Sing and play the singing game, Rig-a-Jig-Jig. Experience the snowball effect of doubles addition in a game A student favorite.

Rig-A-Jig-Jig: Decoding

Sing and play the singing game, Rig-a-Jig-Jig. Tweak the game in developmentally appropriate ways to practice letter sounds in grades K-3. A student favorite.

Rhyming Words

Students will move and say rhyming words. Students will create a class story using “Op” ending sound.

Purposes of Writing Pantomime

Pantomime is a style of theater without sounds or props. Challenge your students to portray an author’s purpose (narrative, informative/expository, opinion/persuasive) in this unique acting style.

Simple Sentences Using Nouns, Verbs & Punctuation Marks

Explore how to construct and use sentences using nouns, verbs and punctuation marks.


Fourth grade students will begin dancing to a poem about a crocodile in the Nile River. Then they will “swim” and move about with the crocodiles as they float down the Nile River on a log. As they float they will learn about prepositions.

Preposition Still Life

Students draw a still life in the style of Paul Wonner and then describe the locations of objects using prepositions (i.e. next to, above, below, on, etc.) The goal is to give Intermediate English language learners the opportunity to increase their vocabulary and proficiency with the English language in a new and unique way.
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