This delightful resource combines history, culture, and art in one activity storybook. It begins with a short explanation of what folk art is and its origins. Six units feature 21 hands-on activities that enable children to recreate history before their eyes.
Projects include: a reverse painting on glass, shadow painting, sponge-painting, stenciling, paper cut-outs, a rag doll, quilt square, scrimshaw, checkerboard, memory box, button collage, and trade sign.
Ideal for an elementary art course, social studies projects, or unit studies.
The publisher lists this book for age 9 and up and for grade 4 and up. The material is probably best suited for upper elementary and intermediate level students, as we have listed the grades and ages, but they can be used for hands-on activities for older students as well.
American Folk Art for Kids
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Page Count: 118
Author: Richard Panchyk
Age: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Grade: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Topic: Art, America, Folklore, Crafts, History