Ch 10: Outdoor Art Lesson Plans & Activities

About This Chapter

If you need to plan a unit on outdoor art, take a look at this chapter's convenient teacher resources. These online lesson plan outlines, supplemental lessons and class activities can be accessed at any time that fits your schedule.

Outdoor Art Lesson Plans & Activities - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find a variety of useful resources that can help you plan lessons about outdoor art. The lesson plan outlines cover outdoor art options related to any topics, including:

  • Nature
  • Sundials
  • Zoos
  • Animals

You'll also find supplemental lessons that you can easily incorporate into your classroom instruction. The flexible online format of this chapter helps you plan outdoor art lessons whenever it's convenient.

How It Helps

  • Helps plan lessons: Our simple lesson plan outlines simplify the lesson planning process and ensure that you cover the most important outdoor art topics.
  • Enhances instruction: You can engage your students with our entertaining supplemental outdoor art lessons and games.
  • Improves student understanding: The fun and informative nature of these teacher resources helps your students remember important concepts and enjoy the learning process.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning outdoor art lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific outdoor art topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your art class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related outdoor art lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important outdoor art concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant outdoor art-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

12 Lessons in Chapter 10: Outdoor Art Lesson Plans & Activities
Nature Art Lesson Plan

1. Nature Art Lesson Plan

Through this lesson plan focused on nature art, students will explore the ephemeral land art sculptures of Andy Goldsworthy and will create their own land art sculptures. In addition, students will photograph their sculptures to preserve them.

Nature Art Lesson Plan for Elementary School

2. Nature Art Lesson Plan for Elementary School

With this lesson plan, your students will discuss the role of texture in art and will learn to identify those textures in nature. They will then create a self-portrait using textures found in nature.

Leaf Rubbings Lesson Plan

3. Leaf Rubbings Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to use leaf rubbings to learn about the structures and functions of a leaf. They will also use these rubbings to create their own classification systems based on commonalities.

Leaf Rubbings Activities

4. Leaf Rubbings Activities

Creating art with natural materials provides students with the opportunity to incorporate their environment into their art. Use these activities to help students create leaf-rubbing art projects.

Zoo Art Lesson Plan

5. Zoo Art Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to conduct a full-day art project at the zoo. They will practice sketching live animal subjects and create a finished pastel composition.

Animal Art Lesson Plan for Elementary School

6. Animal Art Lesson Plan for Elementary School

With this lesson plan, your students are going to create a pastel drawing of animals in a natural scene. They will think about the relationship between setting and subject, and work on giving their subjects a sense of personality.

Sundial Lesson Plan for Elementary School

7. Sundial Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan uses a text lesson and hands-on activities to help you teach your students about sundials. Students will read an informational text explaining about the sundial, then make one of their own to test their understanding.

Sundials Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

8. Sundials Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

This lesson will explain interesting facts about sundials and their history throughout the world. Continue reading to explore how and why sundials were created, as well as their importance in history.

Street Art Lesson Plan

9. Street Art Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn about street art and begin debating the social and intellectual value. They will get to create their own art and will be asked to critically reflect upon their experiences.

Street Art: Definition & History

10. Street Art: Definition & History

Have you ever seen a mural on a building in your community? Ever notice graffiti on a highway overpass? In this lesson, find out what constitutes street art and learn about its history.

Spring Art Lesson Plan

11. Spring Art Lesson Plan

Making spring arts and crafts with your students is a great way to reinforce concepts they have learned about the season. Students will make flowers, chick, and butterflies using a variety of materials.

April Art Activities for Toddlers

12. April Art Activities for Toddlers

Choosing the right art project can make such a big difference in a toddler's level of engagement. This lesson focuses on art activities that toddlers can do during the month of April.

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