Expressive arts and design teaching resources: Creative and expressive play

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Creating a Rainbow Scratch Picture in paint.net

Creating a Rainbow Scratch Picture in paint.net

This is the computer version of an art activity that used to involve colored crayons, black paint and drawing by scratching in the wet paint with the blunt end of a paint brush. Designed for teachers needing to include some computer technologies in their junior and middle school art programs the resource pages can be be used as a student handout or as a reference for guided instruction. The software named in this resource is paint.net (readily available and free ) but the instructions given are easily transferable to any paint or photo-manipulation software with layered transparencies. The zip file included contains a paint.net file that has the colored background and black top layers already created. This could be used as a template for younger students, allowing them to simply draw and have the background colors show through. Please complete a review of this resource if you have found it useful.

By kellyocs

SPRING ACTIVITIES, BOOK AND WORKSHEETS

SPRING ACTIVITIES, BOOK AND WORKSHEETS

Spring is here!This digital download consists of a book "10 things you did not know about the nests" in full color, 12 half-letter sized sheets in full color and with original images. Ideal for working reading, writing and listening.It also includes 8 black and white worksheets to reinforce what is read and continue to develop fluency, understanding, imagination and creativity.I hope you find this material useful.Thank you very much for visiting my store.

By paulinarl06

FASHION DOLLS  design & make easy fun lesson task

FASHION DOLLS design & make easy fun lesson task

A doll template which children can draw clothes on to. I use this with my year 7s and have a box of crafty bits, scrap materials and haberdashery for them to get really stuck in with. a great one-off or introductory lesson to textiles and fabric.My kids love this activity and get really hands on and imaginative.print out plenty of copies so children can design a range of creative textile designs :-)if you download please comment, review or rate-------------sharing is caring :-)

By merk90

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Superhero Songs for percussion and movement. Video PPT MP3s

Superhero Songs for percussion and movement. Video PPT MP3s

Each song is designed to keep the children singing, moving or playing the instruments. To hear songs (Illustrations may differ)I am a superhero https://youtu.be/E6HXzx9YS58Superheroes and me https://youtu.be/6J8CNSHHj-ISuperhero parade https://youtu.be/049WjceC9ns

By pwilloughby3

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Bumper Easter art and craft creative activities and classroom decor pack

Bumper Easter art and craft creative activities and classroom decor pack

This 55+ pages fun bumper Easter themed art and craft resource pack has been designed to encourage students to explore shape, colour, design and pattern in an abstract, contemporary, experimental way and to provide plenty of Easter themed decorations to enhance the classroom or hoeschool environment.Templates include bunnies, chicks, hens and Easter eggs and are suitable for multi levels of creative ability.Contents:1. 9 posters / digitally coloured examples to print out and decorate the classroom2. 18 Easter themed templates to decorate.Encourage students to think about colour palettes, shape and design.Some templates are inspired by Andy Warhol, Paul Klee and European folk art which can provide a starting point for discussion.3. Ten Easter card templates to decorate and make to take home4. Two ‘Happy Easter’ printable garlands, one ready to hang, one for students to decorate themselves5. A selection of photographed examples to show to students for generating ideasKey materials needed:1. heavy weight paper 3. felt tips / pencils / oil pastels / crayons / watercolour paints and brushes4. scissors 5. string / tape / pegs for the garlandsPlease take a look around my store, where you’ll find lots of inspiring and affordable resource packs to spark young imaginations and keep creativity flowing.All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan 2017

By dipagan

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Forest School starting up mega bundle

Forest School starting up mega bundle

Save 15% on this start up mega bundle. Includes everything needed to begin your Forest School journey. This bundle includes: over 50 activities including card packs policies, procedures and handbook template risk assessments, planning and evaluation 6 weeks of session plans, termly overviews observation sheetsThe history of Forest Schools, self-esteem, emotional intelligence and research This really is a great bundle for someone starting up.

By mrpeace2010

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Haunted House Drama/Performing Arts Unit

Haunted House Drama/Performing Arts Unit

This PowerPoint is created for a 6 week term with a 1 hour lesson each week. It is aimed at Year 7 but could be taught to Key stage 2 and 3. This would be good for an NQT, small department or non specialist. PowerPoint comes complete with Learning objectives, lesson expectations, starters, mains and plenaries.

By amythornton91

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Physical Theatre and Fairy Tales

Physical Theatre and Fairy Tales

This PowerPoint is created to suit a 6 week term with a 1 hour lesson each week. Lessons are fully planned with learning objectives, expectations, starters, mains and plenaries. Everything you need to get going! This is good resource for a not specialist or a department just starting up. Specifically for year 7 but could be used in Key stage 2.

By amythornton91

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Pantomime KeyStage 3 Drama/Performing Arts

Pantomime KeyStage 3 Drama/Performing Arts

This powerpoint is created to suit a 6 week term with a 1 hour lesson each week. Pantomime is a key unit for students to learn. This is aimed at Year 8 but could be taught to Key Stage 2 as well as Key Stage 3. This complete PowerPoint comes with Learning Objectives, Lesson expectations, starters, mains and plenary activities. Ideal for NQT's, small departments or non specialists.

By amythornton91

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Let Him Have It Unit of Work. Drama/Performing Arts

Let Him Have It Unit of Work. Drama/Performing Arts

This PowerPoint is suited for a 6 week term with a 1 hour lesson each week. It is aimed at Year 9 but could be taught to years 8-11. This comes complete with Learning objectives, lesson expectations, starters, mains and plenaries. Ideal for NQT's, small departments or non specialists.

By amythornton91

Superheroes and me . A Song incorporating percussion+ movement opportunities. Video PPT MP3s

Superheroes and me . A Song incorporating percussion+ movement opportunities. Video PPT MP3s

To view song, please go to https://youtu.be/6J8CNSHHj-IA child dreams he is accompanying his favorite superheroes on various adventures. There is an interlude between verses for children to move or/ and play a 2 note chime bar piece of music.In the resource, you will find1. A PPT of the song2. A video of the song3. A backing track MP34. A vocal track MP35. The lyrics6 A visual aid to the notes played.

By pwilloughby3

LET'S WORK WITH EMOTIONS

LET'S WORK WITH EMOTIONS

This material consists of 3 sheets size A3 (tabloid) with three templates to make three roulette, one whose main character is a monster, another in which is a girl and another in which is a boy.Each one has an arrow to mark the emotion you want to highlight. Each sheet also includes a small card of each emotion with each character.The emotions expressed here are: joy, sadness, anger, surprise, fear, fatigue, discomfort (sickness), being serious or quiet.You can use it creatively, although here are some ideas of what you can do with this material:- You can practice "making faces" of the different emotions presented here.- You can ask your students to indicate how they feel today.- You can play to make a face of some emotion and ask them to mark with the arrow the emotion that you are reproducing.- You can ask them to make faces and mark you with the arrow the emotion they are doing.- You can put all cards together and ask the kids to put together the ones that represent the same emotions.Anyway, these are just some ideas.

By paulinarl06

FUN PLAY DOUGH MATS

FUN PLAY DOUGH MATS

This material consists of 10 A4 sheets (letter), in each sheet there are two activitiesto do with play dough, the idea is to print the ten sheets, cut and laminate them.And then play with them doing the proposed activities with the play dough.The activities are designed to develop:- Fine motor skills- Logical thinking- Language- AttentionThere are 20 activities, you have to put the eyes on the fish, or the tires on the car,decorate some cookies or put the fire on a birthday cake candles, put apples in atree, put the bubbles that are missing or Put the cherry that is missing to the icecream, among others.It is a fun activity for the little ones, to have a nice time and to learn playing.Thanks for stopping by!

By paulinarl06

MINI PHOTO CALL CLIP ART

MINI PHOTO CALL CLIP ART

This material includes 8 different designs to make a mini photo call to place anywhere you can imagine, a book cover, a medal, a greeting card, etc.. any where you want.It includes 8 different characters: an astronaut, a cowboy, a dinosaur, a knigth, a pirate, male and female and in white and black, in total 17 diferent png files. The area in which you can place the photo is empty so you won't have any trouble place it in.

By paulinarl06

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A Midsummer Night's Dream - W. Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream - W. Shakespeare

A whole scheme of work on the play A Midsummer Night's Dream. Original and engaging resources, based on the play and on the film by Michael Hoffman. * Lesson 1 - introduction to the play* Lesson 2 - act 1 scene 1* Lesson 3 - act 1 scene 2* Lesson 4 - act 2 scene 1* Lesson 5 - act 2 scene 2 and act 3 scene 1* Lesson 6 - act 3 scene 3* Lesson 7 - last scene+ a wordsearch

By Cynthia-G

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Mini beasts with percussion, story and song for non specialists

Mini beasts with percussion, story and song for non specialists

4 songs with ideas for your creative curriculumPreview the songs (Highlight, right click,go)Musical story https://youtu.be/pTCtxFrLVMMMini beast song https://youtu.be/EoQyHXKlAbwLadybird https://youtu.be/tc1GLCCcJpoThe bug song https://youtu.be/xFub-HgEAnoNB They may have different illustrations.

By pwilloughby3

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Characters from the movies in song

Characters from the movies in song

Meet Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tinkerbell in the Peter Pan song ( Preview https://youtu.be/l9yt4Z2PM4I )Travel to the swamp, play the instruments and meet the fairyland characters (Preview https://youtu.be/4gavcKieZwM ) Finally meet the hip 3 blind mice and join in with the percussion parts in the chorus.

By pwilloughby3

Mothers Day Keepsake Gift Box art and craft activity pack

Mothers Day Keepsake Gift Box art and craft activity pack

Are you looking for a creative, fun Mother's Day art and craft activity for kids to make and take home to mum to treasure?This imaginative 'keepsake box' can be personalised by each student on the outside and filled with special surprises inside.This art and craft activity is suitable for 7-12 year olds - it involves design, colour, pattern, shape, careful cutting, construction, doodles, writing, wordsearch, card making and weaving with yarn.The resource pack contains the following:Instructions for usePhotographs of the finished box and it's contentsBox templates - with shapes and a blank for students to create their ownColoured example of the finished boxTemplates for mini cards and envelopes to go insideTemplate for fold out mini message to go insideHearts and starts template with gift tags for yarn wrapping activityDaisy greetings card templateDaisy doodle pageTulip greetings card templateTulip doodle pageMother's Day Word search activity - make your own special messageThis activity is designed to be printed on A4 and US letter suze paperGift messages and word search activities contain both UK/Australia and US spellingsEnjoy Mother's Day!

By dipagan

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Art. Primary Art. 101 Ideas

Art. Primary Art. 101 Ideas

Does what it says. 101 ideas for Art lessons with children aged 5 to 11. A useful reference for when you need an idea quickly! Ideas cover a range of techniques and materials. A range of difficulty levels.

By StartEducation

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Surprising Shapes

Thinking Skills Think Outside of the Box Series ~ Surprising Shapes

Today’s students are the problem-solvers of the future. If they are taught factual knowledge only, they tend to respond with conventionally correct answers rather than exploring creative solutions. All students can learn to think critically and creatively.Students need to be able to judge, analyze and think critically in order to participate fully in a democratic and technological society. This can be achieved if the teacher recognizes the value of thinking skills and provides opportunities for the thinking processes to be modeled and developed.This ‘Think Outside of the Box’ series provides teachers with straightforward ideas and activities to help students develop these skills. In this pack you will find 70 pages of shapes. Students can: (turn the page in any direction)• have free choice to make any picture from the given shape • be given directions to change the shape into something specific, for example – a car, a house, an imaginary friend, a dog etc.When to use:• independently during morning work• small group collaboration during circle time• in centers – laminate and provide a dry erase markerCONTENT• Cover• Teacher Notes• 70 x worksheets• TOU/CreditsPAGE COUNT: 74

By teacherstoolkitUK

End of the Year PowerPoint Fun Show (A Unique Lesson)

End of the Year PowerPoint Fun Show (A Unique Lesson)

END OF THE YEAR POWERPOINT FUN SHOW (A UNIQUE LESSON)* NO PLANNING, NO PREP ~* BUY IT ONCE - USE IT FOR YEARS!* PERFECT FOR A GREAT FILLER AT THE END OF THE YEAR!* DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR A CHANGE!* SHOW IT, ENJOY IT, DISCUSS IT!* Your students (and YOU) will appreciate and enjoy this unique program.* This consists of both real unusual photos as well as animated slides that will hold their attention.* 30 slides in all – not too long, not too short. You and your students will see a variety of photos as well as animated slides. * NO PLANNING, NO PREP! SHOW IT, ENJOY IT, DISCUSS IT!* FOR ANY AGE. Designed and created by David Filipek.Copyright© 2017 David FilipekAll rights reserved by the author.Permission for downloads to copy for single classroom use only.Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.

By dfilipek

My Coloring Book (Pre-K, Elem) PLUS Color and Numbers Word Search Puzzle

My Coloring Book (Pre-K, Elem) PLUS Color and Numbers Word Search Puzzle

MY COLORING BOOK (PRE-K, ELEM) PLUS COLOR AND NUMBERS WORD SEARCH PUZZLE * * * MY COLORING BOOK (PRE-K, ELEM): * Perfect for an anytime activity! COLOR, CUT AND STAPLE! * 12 cute pictures to color at their whim. * When they’re done, they then CUT along the dotted lines and put all 12 pictures together! Then they cut the COVER, put it on top and STAPLE it together to make a cute little coloring book! THEIRS! * Great for early finishers, centers, book collecting etc. * COLOR, CUT AND STAPLE! * * * COLORS AND NUMBERS WORD SEARCH PUZZLE: * COLORS, COLORS, NUMBERS and NUMBERS! * 30 words on a HUGE word search puzzle! * Includes NUMBERS 1 - 20 PLUS TEN COLORS to find! * GREAT FILLER ACTIVITY WITH LEARNING INVOLVED!! * Ideal for those just learning their colors and numbers - spelling counts!Designed and created by David Filipek.Copyright© 2016 David FilipekAll rights reserved by the author.Permission for downloads to copy for single classroom use only.Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.Graphics provided by My Cute Graphics. Their website is: http://www.mycutegraphics.com/

By dfilipek

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Thinking Skills - Creativity, Mindfulness & Imagination Bundle

Thinking Skills - Creativity, Mindfulness & Imagination Bundle

***50% OFF*** This unique bundle of multimedia resources is designed to help develop thinking skills across in children of all ages.Contains 80 pages of activities & 2 x MP3 audios that will develop creative thinking skills, mindfulness, imagination, visualisation, relaxation and much more. Creative thinking can be hard to develop in children. The first 40 page eBook will provide you with a plentiful supply of activities that stimulate those creative juices and specific cognitive thought processes. All activities can be printed and taught easily and also include artistic elements suitable for pair or independent work.The 2nd 40 page eBook contains a wide variety of relaxing, calming and tranquil colouring pages of professional quality which children will love to colour as they have been specifically designed for children providing the right amount of detail and interest. The final component of the bundle is a professionally produced relaxation music and guided mindfulness relaxation visualisation exercise for children that comes in MP3 audio form. Both MP3s will easily play on your computer, tablet or MP3 player/iPod.Grab yourself this unique, innovative and thought provoking bundle of engaging resources today, bought to you by The Future Teacher.

By TheFutureTeacherFoundation

Continuous Provision Long Term Planning: EYFS 2012

Continuous Provision Long Term Planning: EYFS 2012

I've made the new long term continuous provision plans for my classroom using the new 2012 curriculum. The objectives are separated into 30-50 months, 40-60 months and ELGs. Each document also has links to the EYFS - Unique Child, Learning and Development, Enabling Environments and Positive Relationships as well as identifying the permanent resources and possible experiences. I&'ve bunched the Book Area, ICT area and Listening Area together as all of these areas are in close proximity in my classroom and the children use the resources together. I hope they are of some use to people.

By MaddieC