Pastel Landscape: Free Lesson Plan Download
Grade Level: PreK-2 Art Education Lesson Plan
Art Elements: Line, Space
Art Skills: Drawing, Care & Use of Materials
Making Connections: Landscape, Horizon Line
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Using chalk pastels with Kindergarten can be a little scary, but this lesson has just the right balance of instruction and freedom to make it work, I promise. If you let students know this is a special material that usually only the “big kids” get to use, they will treat it as such and rise to the occasion. This is one of my most popular Kindergarten lessons and I always send it to get laminated, just to make it that much more special. The lamination traps all their wonderful little fingerprints and handwritten name, making it a sweet keepsake for parents as well.
Helpful clean-up hint: I prepare a bucket of damp washcloths prior to this lesson. As students finish their piece, they store it on the drying rack so that is doesn’t get smudged, clean up pastels, and then wipe their hands and table with a damp rag.