Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Target Vocabulary: art, bright, color, complementary, cool, feeling, hue, nature, pastel, primary, season, secondary, shade, warm
With the recent change in seasons, I facilitated a lesson on the colors of nature based on the seasons. The goal was to discuss how colors are reflected in nature and art when discussing the various seasons. For instance:
Additionally, I expanded on how colors reflect emotions/feelings. The art activity above helped my son understand the various colors common to each season. I traced his hand print as the base for each season and after the lesson, asked him to draw a scene for each season reflecting the colors and themes common to it. For Spring he created a garden theme; Summer was the 4th of July; Autumn was a leaf; and Winter was a mitten. It was an effective way to assess how well he understood the lesson and it also gave him an opportunity to express the feelings he associates with the seasons in an artistic way.
Other themes you can use with this type of lesson include:
Songs & Poems: Color Themed