Gorgeous Glasses – Art lesson from Primary Art

Although I enjoy teaching Art, I sometimes find it difficult to come up with ideas. A friend of mine has agreed to do some art posts for Irish Primary Teacher. She has also set up a Facebook Page – You can like it here.

Below you’ll find 3 lessons for infants it also includes integration ideas!

Gorgeous Glasses

Visual Art              Paint and Colour            Painting 
Three lessons of approx 10/15 mins. 
Materials
Glue (PVA)
Glue spreaders
Glasses template
Coloured card/paper
Paint & brushes
This lesson can be done over three days. 
After reading ‘Arlo Needs Glasses’ by Barney Saltzberg we decided that we would become designers! We started by looking at a powerpoint of lots of different glasses, funny glasses, serious glasses, big glasses, and small glasses. 
Part 1:
Each child was given a template on which to design glasses. Once finished these were cut out and kept, ready for the last lesson. 


Part 2: 
Children mixed paints to get the colour for Arlo. Once paint is mixed children painted Arlo on coloured paper, head, shoulders, and ears! 


Part 3: 
Children stuck their glasses on Arlo and added features and collars using crayons. 


English
Dogs – Emily Gravett
Oh No, George! – Chris Haughton
Some Dogs Do – Jez Alborough
Arlo Needs Glasses – Barney Saltzberg
Old Mother Hubbard – traditional nursery rhyme
Music
Composing – Barking song
How much is that doggy in the window?
Head, shoulders, knees and toes.
SPHE
Caring for animals
Science

The Five Senses

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