Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Art Snacks

Holy cow!  I can't believe May is already here!

I'm always looking for great ways to engage my fourthies in meaningful and fun activities that allow them to put their listening skills to good use.  I'd like to think I'm highly entertaining, but my kiddos constantly remind me that I should always be on the lookout for "better material!"

A fabulous resource that I love putting up on the Smartboard is Art Snacks.  Kevin Honeycutt is the narrator and "artist in residence."  His offerings include lots of kid-friendly things to draw...sharks, bugs, and even the occasional cartoony looking cat locked in the car.

My kids love Art Snacks and this is a great way to pull them together as they come in from recess.  I have this up and running as they walk through the door.  Needless to say, they come in quietly and look foward to drawing with Kevin.

Just like any good snack, Art Snacks are short...usually about 10 minutes or less.  They always leave you wanting more!

They cover some of the CCSS (listening standards) and they engage and motivate just about every kiddo in the room.

What are you waiting for?  Why not try out an Art Snacks with your students today?  You'll be glad you did!

Happy Tuesday All!



  1. Can you use this if you don't have a Smartboard?

  2. Sure can! However, it helps to be able to show this in a large format if the entire class is watching. It would be a great station activity for a single computer/iPad with a couple of kiddos. I love it and I think the kids would love using this in any form. With a couple of kids being closer to the action on a small computer, they could certainly start and stop as needed. I hope this helps!