Category Archives: 2nd Grade Lessons
African Kente Cloths
The Monster Bash! 👻🎃
My 1st Grade did the Crazy leg Frankensteins.
2nd Grade- Scary Jack-o-Laterns
3rd Grade- Picasso (Cubism) Frankensteins
Collaborative Line Project
My second grade did this line project using the crayon resist technique. I painted the boards with the thick black lines and each team of students was given a board to use crayons to draw “The Lines of Design” (some were using color pencils) on the white space. Once the boards were all filled with lines. They used watercolor to paint the boards and watch their lines pop through the paint like magic. I then put all the boards together to create a mural for the Art Exhibition.
My first graders painted owls:
- The owls body, including wings, head and ears
- Add skinny legs
- Add dots for the pupils
- White- owls body, including wings, head and ears
- Black- outline,skinny legs, pupils
- Black- add small feather strokes…little “u’s”
- White-Snowy background
Lastly they were given a strip of brown construction paper to make a branch and glue under the feet.
Can you say ADORABLE!…I found this on Pinterest and had to do this project with my students so I must share because the Pinterest post did not have directions just a image. Have Fun!!
My second grade did collage owls:
- Paint snow all over their construction paper and glue a brown branch to the bottom of their paper.
- They were given two circle templates for the body, to trace, cut out and glue onto paper above the branch.
- Use small pieces of torn paper to fill in the body.
- Two cupcake liners for eyes, use yellow paper for the circles inside.
- Use a small piece of black construction paper to make a beak, legs and feet.
- Lastly fold paper and trace wing template, cut out and glue them on the sides of the owl.
Bugs in a Jar
My 2nd Graders learned how to draw different types of insects. They first traced a template of a jar. Then they drew their bugs inside the jar. I then had them trace their drawing with a black oil pastel/ black crayons will also work. Then they used watercolors to paint their bugs and their jar. Lastly they cut out their jars and counted the bugs inside.
Learned all about cave art. Students were given examples of animals and symbols to draw on butcher paper, they then colored with oil pastels. The best part was telling them they had to crumble their work up. Finally they signed their work with their hand print and white paint. I then created this cool cave to display their work.