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Classroom Newsletter Creativity: Adding At-Home Art ideas

You want your students to take what they’ve learned with you out the door. Sending home a few at-home activities (not homework, but instead, fun voluntary lessons) can bridge the child’s two worlds – home and school. This collection focuses on art ideas that young students and their parents can easily do at home.
A Collection By Erica Loop
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Classroom Newsletter Creativity: Adding At-Home Art ideas
  • Erica Loop says:
    Play dough! Whether your students are in kindergarten or older, making lay clay at home sets up a science lesson along with the art factor. This video goes a step beyond the typical play dough, and shows you how to make a crayon version.
  • Erica Loop says:
    What a beautiful craft for the beginning of the school year! This video gave me the feeling that anyone could easily craft this collage (and create an accompanying activity plan for parents to follow). Educators could send the link home to the families or write out their own directions based on how they want to adapt the lesson.
  • Erica Loop says:
    I’ve taught art for years, so a little paper mache or air dry clay project isn’t out of the norm for me. That said, for many parents it is. These simple art activities make great take-homes, and aren’t too challenging for the novice at-home art ‘teacher’.
  • Erica Loop says:
    Even though this brief tip is geared towards mom and dad, it’s always something teachers should take to heart (when sending home art ideas). The choice idea caught my eye as a way to give families a few different options that the kids (and parents) can pick from.
  • Erica Loop says:
    500 art activities! I adore everything on this list. Putting the art-making ideas into categories (in terms of process) makes it so simple to pick and choose what you want to add. It also offers plenty of options for materials use (this is helpful when some families may not have access to non-traditional art materials).
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    Erica Loop says:
    The first step in crafting a newsletter with plenty of take-home activities is the template. This post includes basic templates for putting together a newsletter – with ease!