What Do You See? Art Lesson Plans

Based on the books by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle, my What Do You See? Art Lesson booklet contains three adorable art lessons for the younger set. Children create their own painted paper for either a brown bear, panda bear or polar bear and use templates to create their own bear. Alternatively, the polar bear lesson uses either observational drawing skills or templates for the project. The lessons will take three, forty-minute class sessions to complete and uses basic supplies: tempera paint, construction paper, oil pastels, glue and scissors. That’s it!

This 21-page booklet contains supply list, teacher instructions, student galleries, templates and drawing tips for three books:

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
  • Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

Read the enjoyable books to your child or classroom or do the art lessons on their own. All three lessons teach age appropriate art skills:

  • Painting long strokes
  • Adding¬†texture to paint
  • Tracing and cutting
  • Gluing
  • Composition
  • Drawing through observation

Handouts Include:

How to Draw a Polar Bear

Templates Include:

Brown Bear Templates

Fall Leaves Templates

Panda Bear Templates (also can be used for Polar Bear)






  1. Oly says:

    Hi! How easy are these activities for Kindergarten children and would they require much adult help or could they do it on their own with minimal, supervised help? It is the first time I come to your web site and I really like it. Thanks! :-D

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About Patty

I teach art to 400 school children in Goleta, California. My art library contains hundreds of free art lesson ideas. My shop has art lesson plans, videos and resources to help you teach art to kids. It's a whole lot easier with Deep Space Sparkle.

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