In this visual arts lesson, students will use a unique medium to create letters, words, and pictures that are easily erased and altered.
Grade Level: K - 2nd
Length of Time: 20-45 Minutes
Objectives & Outcomes
Learners will follow directions to write letters, words, and then draw a picture in shaving cream.
- large tables or tarps (can be used on individual desks)
- unscented shaving cream,
- "Monster Poem" (attached)
Opening to Lesson
Begin by telling students they will use a fun medium to practice writing letters/words and then to draw something very specific. Spray shaving cream for each student and ask them to spread it around in front of them.
Body of Lesson
- Start the lesson by asking students to write either the alphabet or their name in the shaving cream. (Depending on grade level).
- Proceed by having students write spelling words or simple sight words (Depending on grade level).
- Finally, have students listen and draw as you read the included poem about a ‘monster’.
- Read the poem all the way through first, then read again as students draw.
Allow students free time to draw or write what they want in the shaving cream.
Assessment & Evaluation
Assessment will be based on participation and student ability to follow directions appropriately.
Modification & Differentiation
Some students with sensory issues may not be willing to interact with shaving cream, try offering them gloves or a different medium.
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