In the realm of early childhood education, loose parts play is a dynamic approach rooted in the Reggio Emilia philosophy. It recognizes that children are innate learners who flourish when granted the freedom to explore and create on their own terms. Prepare to embark on a practical and playful adventure where possibilities are as boundless as a child’s
This Calder fish mobile lesson has become a bit of a staple around here as there’s more to it than meets the eye. While we aren’t crafting a “true” mobile with every piece dancing around, this project is a great first step into some other big ideas.Ever heard of kinetic art? This project gives kids
Before fidget spinners became a thing, restless students used to torment pens with their fingers. There are some interesting studies that argue that fidgeting actually improves memory and learning tests scores, or at the very least recognizes it as a subconscious attempt to increase arousal in order to improve attention.
Chinese calligraphy is a profound art form that goes beyond writing—it embodies Chinese culture, philosophy, and spirituality. Each brushstroke carries meaning and conveys energy and harmony. From ancient scripts like Oracle bone to modern styles like Semi-Cursive, calligraphy is a medium for self-expression and exploration. Join us on this journey to delve into the rich heritage and techniques of Chinese calligraphy.
Discover the fascinating history of winter paintings in Western Art with this comprehensive winter landscape lesson plan. While snow and winter landscapes may seem commonplace, they were once a rarity in Western art. This lesson plan will guide students through the social and cultural changes that shaped the depiction of winter scenes in art, from
What is a Calligram poem?
A calligram is a word or piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves.
This Lesson plan includes the history, contemporary use of calligram, as well as examples from different cultures. The practical inquiry encompasses four activities and art explorations.