Based on the book “Cat Tales” by Michel Hale, children explore the color wheel by creating secondary colors from primary colors. Using shapes to create the Cats from the book, children become aware of movement, expression and composition.
This 8-page lesson plan includes full color photo tutorials, student agllery, a handout to show how easy it is for first graders to make a shape cat and tips for encouraging the best work from your students.
A perfect tie-in to your lesson on homophones and homonyms.
This 8-page lesson plan develops the following skills:
- making secondary colors from primary colors
- paper cutting skills
- creating a composition from paper shapes
- learn about movement through composition
The lesson plan includes:
- full-color tutorial
- art objectives
- directional handout
- student gallery
- “clickable” supply list
I used this lesson at the end of last year for our Reading Night – an after school (at night) event for parents and their children to do literacy linked activities together. I read the book and did your project with two age groups (K-3)and (4-6) with the modification of using construction paper in orange and blue and grey with a white background. Since my sessions were less then forty minutes long I had to cut time and turn them into something they could take with them at the end of the session. Anyone who finished making the cats got to make a background of their choice with crayons and had to write their own sentence about the cat using a homophone or homonym. It was a huge success! The kids and parents loved it and our building’s reading tutor was thrilled there was such a good connection between the arts and literacy!
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I am a member. I want this lesson. I keep coming to this page advertising the lesson but can’t find the actual lesson.
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I love the look of this lesson, especially for my home schooled 5 year old artists who love drawing cats!
Can you tell me how and where you were able to purchase this lesson plan? I am having a hard time navigating the website to obtain it.
Hi Joan. This lesson is only available inside The Sparklers’ Club Membership. The Sparklers’ Club is an affordable and flexible pay as you go monthly membership—perfect for anyone who teaches art to students aged K-6. To purchase a membership, you can visit our website and purchase a membership from our sales page or from our SHOP during one of our enrollment periods. You’re in luck because enrollment opens this week on January 6th – 13th. To join the Sparklers’ Club waitlist and learn more about The Sparklers’ Club click here: https://deepspacesparkle.lpages.co/the-sparklers-club-waitlist/