Wednesday, February 5, 2014

20 Ideas For Literature Based Art Projects

In 5 Novel Ideas For Novel Studies you won't see many art project ideas.  That's because I have enough activity suggestions to fill a whole other post! 

Read on for a categorized list of 20 art projects you can do to get the kids excited about reading.

3D Art

Use clay, play dough, salt dough, paper mache, recycled materials, items from nature, and other objects to create: 

  • Dioramas
  • Freestanding Collages
  • Mobiles
  • Models
  • Maps
  • Handmade Books

Play Sets

Keep books alive by creating reusable play sets:
  • Puppet Theater
  • Dollhouse, Castle, Barnyard, etc.
  • Paper Dolls
  • Sensory Bins
  • Travel Toys
  • Costumes & Masks
  • Games

Wall Art

Deck the walls with images straight from the pages:
  • Sketches / Colored Pencil Drawings
  • Setting Landscapes
  • Character / Author Portraits
  • Silhouettes
  • Hanging Collages
  • Zentangles
  • Cubism Drawings

Class Discussion

How do you incorporate art into your literature lessons?  Please share!

Happy Homeschooling!
Mrs. Redd

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