Bird's Eye View Art Lesson Plan

Instructor: Carrin Hahn

Carrin taught 3rd grade for ten years, worked as a learning specialist with K-5 students, and has a Master's degree in Elementary Education.

Students will learn a little bit about perspective and much about the 'bird's-eye-view' of an object. The students will have several opportunities to practice drawings from this perspective.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this lesson, the third-grade students will be able to:

  • Define the meaning of 'perspective'
  • Explain what 'bird's-eye-view' means
  • Draw objects from the bird's-eye-view

Length

60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • Please note that each state has different standards for art. Please consult your state's standards to ensure proper alignment.

Vocabulary and Phrases

  • Perspective
  • Bird's-eye-view

Materials

  • White paper
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Colored pencils or markers
  • Water bottles or lunchboxes
  • Calculators (enough for every pair of students to have one)
  • Chapter books (enough for every pair of students to have one)
  • Maybe a clothesline or string and clothes pins or tape

Lesson Preparation

  • You will need to have something that is suspended from the ceiling or up on a wall, like a light fixture or art hanging from a clothesline.
  • If there is nothing like that, you will need to secure the string across the room (or part of it) at least a few feet above the students' heads. Then hang a few pieces of paper (with or without work on them) on the string with clothes pins or tape.

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