Unit Study: Kindergarten Art Exploration

Age and Grade Requirements

  • Age: 5-6 years old
  • Grade: Kindergarten


By the end of this unit study, students will be able to:

  1. Explore different forms of art and creative expression.
  2. Understand basic concepts of colors, shapes, and artistic techniques.
  3. Develop creativity and imagination through hands-on art activities.
  4. Enhance fine motor skills and artistic appreciation.
  5. Gain exposure to basic concepts of art history and cultural diversity.

Schedule (5 Days)

Day 1: Introduction to Art

  • Introduction to the concept of art and its various forms
  • Explore different art materials and tools
  • Arts and crafts: Create “Art Material Exploration” collage

Day 2: Colors and Shapes

  • Focus on colors and shapes: Discuss primary and secondary colors
  • Engage in a “Color Mixing” activity with paint or playdough
  • Arts and crafts: Create “Shape Collage” using cutouts and glue

Day 3: Famous Artists

  • Explore famous artists and their works (e.g., Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso)
  • Learn about different art styles and techniques
  • Arts and crafts: Create “Starry Night” inspired by Vincent van Gogh

Day 4: Cultural Art Adventure

  • Focus on art from different cultures and countries
  • Learn about traditional art forms and their significance
  • Reading a related storybook

Day 5: Art Exhibition and Culmination

  • Culmination activity: Students display their artwork in an “Art Exhibition”
  • Engage in an art scavenger hunt and discussions about each piece
  • Culmination activity: Create a class “Art Appreciation Booklet”

Recommended Books (with Amazon Links)

  1. “Mix It Up!” by HervĂ© Tullet Amazon Link
  2. “The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art” by Barb Rosenstock Amazon Link
  3. “Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World” by MaryAnn F. Kohl Amazon Link

Recommended Video Links

  1. Art for Kids Hub: “How to Draw a Cute Cartoon Dolphin” YouTube Link
  2. The Art Assignment: “How to Make a Starry Night Collage” YouTube Link
  3. KidLit TV: “The Noisy Paint Box” Storytime YouTube Link

Arts and Crafts Activity

Create “Starry Night”: Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting, create a collage using paint, paper, and other craft materials.

Art Exploration Activity

“Color Mixing”: Engage in a hands-on activity where students mix primary colors to create secondary colors.

Culmination Activity

Create an “Art Exhibition” where students’ artwork is displayed and discussed. Create a class “Art Appreciation Booklet” that includes each student’s artwork and a brief description of their inspiration.

Bible Connection

Discuss the concept of creativity and the idea that humans are made in the image of a creative God, exploring passages that emphasize God’s role as the ultimate Creator (e.g., Genesis 1:27, Psalm 139:14).

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