Pysanky Eggs: Free Lesson Plan Download
Level: K-2 Art Education Lesson Plan
Art Elements: Space and Line
Art Skills: Drawing, Wax Resist, Cutting
Making Connections: Pysanky Eggs, Ukrainian Culture
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This lesson is great for spring because it incorporates the egg, something many of our students are familiar with decorating around the Easter holiday. It’s nice to show how other cultures incorporate traditions in different ways. I don’t show many movies in the art room, but the entire Reading Rainbow episode of Rechenka’s Eggs is excellent, because it shows the process step by step of the author herself creating a Pysanka egg in the traditional style. You can find the entire episode online right here. Below are some examples of traditional designs. You can find similar resources online, or even create your own and make copies!