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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.
  • Learn about a famous jazz musician.
  • Sing a song about bones and muscles.
  • Sing “Star-Spangled Banner.”
  • Sing one of the most-performed songs in America.
  • Learn about a famous composer: George Handel.
  • Learn about famous musicians: Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald.
  • Listen to reveille and taps.
  • 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.
  • Identify and use texture.
  • Paint in the style of Pointillism.
  • Look at and appreciate various works of art.
  • Interpret art.
  • Compare art from various cultures.
  • Use various techniques and mediums to create original art.
  • Make a diorama.
  • Learn about a famous artist and make a collage in his style.
  • Sew fabric squares together to make a quilt.
  • Analyze Walter Anderson’s artistic works.
  • Paint in the style of a famous artist: Clementine Hunter.
  • Make a sculpture.
  • Draw or paint a replica of artwork from the Metropolitan Art Museum.
  • Learn about a famous artist: M.C. Escher.
  • Make pottery.
  • Create art using origami.
  • Create a mobile.
  • Draw and paint a mural.
  • Create a “Great Seal” of your family homeschool.