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Medieval Day at School

Medieval Knight Sculptures

Near the end of the school year our 5th/6th grade students put on a Medieval Day for the entire school.  They researched and planned activities including dancing, food sampling, jousting, catapulting, exhibits and displays and of course, ART!

Medieval Knight Sculptures

My 5th/6th grade classes made paper mache knight sculptures starting with a newspaper armature.  They added Medieval clothes and weapons to accessorize.  Some of the materials we used were cardboard, wood, cloth, leather, raffia, doll hair, yarn and felt.

Medieval Knight Sculptures 2

One of my students who worked quickly was able to make a horse for her knight also.  She loves horses and managed to incorporate them into most of her artworks this year.

Paper mache horse

Pictures and information about life in the Medieval times was displayed.

Medieval Display

The students created medieval shoes as part of their research in Social Studies.

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Our Kindergarten teachers made this awesome castle door decoration!

Castle Door Decoration

Many of my students worked together to create these large Coat of Arms banners.

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Have you ever used Medieval art as a theme in your classroom?  Have you ever built figures from paper mache?  Share in the comments below!

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About Marcia Beckett

Marcia is an elementary art teacher and loves painting, drawing, sculpture, art journaling and clay. Her blog, Art is Basic, features many exciting art projects for kids.
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One Response to Medieval Day at School

  1. alexandriaweb says:

    Ha, the shoes are fabulous 🙂