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Art & Literature II Art Lesson Plans

Art and Literature is a natural combination. Art lessons flow directly from the illustrated pages of the picture books and right onto the art tables. For this 23-page Art Booklet, I have chosen three beautifully illustrated books and created kid-friendly, classroom-tested art lessons for you to use. Each lesson has a supply list, photo-tutorials, gallery of actual student’s work plus my popular How-to-Draw handouts. Plus, as an added bonus, I’ve included two extra how-to-draw handouts for two of most popular art lessons based on the books Giraffe’s Can’t Dance and A Color of his Own.

This booklet is perfect for Kinder through to Grade 3. I’ve included templates for the “Birds” art lesson so that very young children can participate with mom or dad.

Handouts Include:

How to Draw a Bird

How to Draw “Pigasso”

How to Draw a Chamleon

How to Draw Gerald the Giraffe

“Pigasso’s” House Coloring Page

“Mootisse’s” House Coloring Page

Bird Template

A peek inside Art & Literature Art Projects from DSS






  1. Patty, I’m giving you the “I Heart Your Blog” award. You have helped me to make my art program a success! Thank you for sharing your creativity with the world.



    October 2, 2011

  2. I am new to this Nd I ordered 2 lesson plans from this site and I know it went through my pay pay, but does it come to me in a email? I saw it would be onpdf. Is this right, or did I do something wrong to be able to recieve it?
    Thanks for your help in this matter, Roberta


    August 21, 2012

    • Yes. Providing that your email asscoiated with your Paypal account is accurate, you will receive an email with links. If by chance you don’t, just email Neil and he will take care of you. neil.cutcliffe@deepspacesparkle.com.


      August 21, 2012

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