Students will create different animal projects to go along with what they are learning about in their main class with animals.

Lasting Ideas & Results:

Students will learn about different animals and how to make them.

Essential Question(s):

How can I create different animals in art class?

Desired Learner Outcomes:

Students will be able to...
Students will know...
Identify different animals.Different traits of these animals.
Create these animals in art. How to make animals out of a variety of materials.


Creation & Performance: 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, Elements & Principles: 3.1, 3.2

Daily Engagement Activities:

Lesson Number Description of Activities
Day 1Students will create a snake out of a paper chain.
Day 2 Students will create a groundhog that pops out of a hole for groundhogs day!

Summative Assessment(s):

Describe Performance Tasks Explain &/or Reference Criteria
Snake chain projectCreation of snake, creativity, craftmanship
Groundhog projectCreation of groundhog, creativity, craftsmanship


Pre-Requisite Knowledge & Skills:

Student are learning about animals in their core class.


Chain Snake Project 1:

  1. Students will draw a face of a snake on a precut head piece.
  2. They will make a paper chain by glueing strips of paper into links on a chain.
  3. They will glue the head on one end… walla, a snake!
Groundhog Day Project 2:

  1. Students will get an image of a grounghog. They should color it and cut it out.
  2. Next, glue the groundhog on the end of a popsical stick.
  3. Then, students will glue green strips of paper all around the cup to look like grass.
  4. Students will then poke the popsical sticks through the bottom of the cup so the groundhog is in the cup (his hole).
  5. Students can push and pull the stick to make the groundhog go in and out his hole.



Project 1:

  • Precut paper head shapes
  • Markers
  • Colored strips of paper
  • Glue sticks
Project 2:

  • Cups
  • Printed groundhogs
  • Markers
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Glue sticks
  • Green strips of paper (grass)


Modifications, Adaptations, & Accommodations:

This is a basic lesson and works best with kindergarten.


Books on the animals can be read if time allows. I have a groundhog day song to sing with the groundhog project and they can use their projects with it.

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