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Dr. Seuss Art Project for Kids: 2nd Grade

I love Dr. Seuss’ art.  Did you know in addition to writing books he created over 10,000 works of art.  Amazing!  The book The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss is a must-have for art teachers who love Seuss.

My students, of course, also love Dr. Seuss and read many of his books in their language arts class.

Dr Seuss Style ArtWe watched a YouTube video about the Secret Art of Dr. Seuss and one with a slideshow of his artwork.  The second slideshow has a ton of great art, but there are also some that you might not think are kid-friendly.  You MUST preview this video first and decide how to handle it.  I just wrote down the times of the ones I didn’t want to show the kids and skipped over them.  Or you can make your own slideshow.  If you do, please share it with me!

After watching these videos and talking about his art, the students had the creative task of coming up with their own Dr. Seuss-inspired landscapes.  We talked about how Dr. Seuss made his buildings topsy-turvy with unusual colors and shapes.  The kids had a blast designing their own whimsical architecture and landscapes.  Enjoy!

P.S.  Here are some free Dr. Seuss fonts for you to download.

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As always, thanks for reading my blog and thanks for your ongoing support.  I love to hear from readers who have found something useful in what I write.  I make mistakes once in awhile, but I am trying my best to provide a useful resource for teachers and also share my love of art!

Many of you have supported my blog by purchasing from my TPT shop which I greatly appreciate!  It will definitely help cut down on costs for when I attend the National Art Education Conference later this year.  There always ends up being additional expenses you don’t anticipate!  I have a few new items in my shop that I want to tell you about.  First, a parent handout on How to Build Fine Motor Skills that you could pass out at parent-teacher conferences.

How to Improve Fine Motor Skills:  Parent HandoutSecond, a Pattern Practice Assessment Sheet for first and second graders.

Pattern Practice Handout for Art Class

Third, a Symmetry practice assessment sheet for 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders.

Symmetry in Art Worksheet:  Radial, Symmetrical, AsymmetriAnd finally, a Powerpoint presentation on 6 Graphic Designers You Should Know... geared for kids in grades 4-6 (possibly 7 and 8 too, depending on your students).

6 Graphic Designers You Should Know

 

 

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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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