Fine arts activities are designed to encourage the creative abilities of the child and to promote the development of fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.
- Continue to develop a basic music vocabulary.
- Demonstrate dynamics and tempo.
- Listen to and sing various types of music: patriotic, folk, seasonal, spirituals.
- Continue to improve coordination and express creativity through motions that keep time with music.
- Develop an ability to understand a song’s message.
- Repeat rhythmic patterns using clapping or instruments.
- Understand a time signature.
- Perform written rhythmic patterns: whole note/rest, quarter note/rest, half note/rest, eighth note, dotted quarter note.
- Create a rhythmic composition.
- Sing a song about bones and muscles.
- Sing “Star-Spangled Banner.”
- Sing one of the most-performed songs in America.
- Listen to reveille and taps.
- Learn about a famous composer.
- Learn about a famous musician.
- Continue to develop a basic art vocabulary.
- Draw objects from different perspectives.
- Understand the concept of symmetry and create symmetrical designs.
- Continue to develop small motor skills through cutting, gluing, painting, and folding.
- Use the color wheel to identify and use secondary colors.
- Identify and use color contrast.
- Identify and use warm and cool colors.
- Draw a fictional character based on a written description.
- Create a sandwich board advertisement.
- Look at and appreciate various works of art.
- Interpret art.
- Compare art from various cultures.
- Learn about a famous artist and make artwork in his style.
- Analyze artistic works.
- Use various techniques and mediums to create original art.
- Identify and use texture.
- Paint in the style of Pointillism.
- Make a diorama.
- Sew fabric squares together to make a quilt.
- Make a sculpture.
- Draw or paint a replica of artwork from the Metropolitan Art Museum.
- Make pottery.
- Create art using origami.
- Create a mobile.
- Draw and paint a mural.
- Create a “Great Seal” of your family homeschool.