This Memorial Day make art with your students that teaches them the meaning of working together to create something special.
Use my FREE American Flag collaborative poster to have each student color one part of the flag and then let the kids watch in amazement as the poster is put together. Kids LOVE being part of something like this and they will always be able to tell you exactly what part of the flag they worked on.
If you are looking for something unique for your Patriotic events for Memorial Day you might like my newest line of resources, agamographs. My agamographs are really fun because I’ve taken a technique usually only found in the art room and I’ve removed as much of the “prep and mess” and made it really easy for classroom teachers to provide to their students. For the patriotic events like Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day, I have created an image that morphs from an American Flag into an image of soldiers and back again when you walk from side to side. This project is great because it makes for an captivating art display when it’s complete–there is a huge WOW factor to this project! When you display these outside of your classroom, I guarantee it will get your entire school talking about art. You can see all of my agamographs HERE.
The process is very easy for teachers. I have already spliced the images together and assigned colors to each section of the project. Each design includes two pages of paper that the kids color according to a key I have assigned.
I provide all the written instructions needed as well as a short video that walks the kids through the entire process. I made the video in such a way that you can show it to your students to let ME do the teaching. When the agamograph is put together it will look like this from the front.
However…when you walk from side to side the image will change from one image into the next.
Another popular Memorial Day project teachers like using with their kids are my Patriotic interactive colorings sheets. These coloring sheets are a big hit for just about any holiday or event because they are so unique. No two will ever come out the same. Unlike traditional coloring sheets where the sky is blue and the grass is green (on each child’s artwork) these sheets require that the children do ALL of the designing and coloring. Kids really enjoy getting to be the master of their own ideas and to play with patterns, shapes and colors to make an interesting composition. See all of my interactive coloring sheets HERE or check out my heavily discounted Interactive Coloring Book BUNDLE.
There are many designs included in this set for various patriotic events. These are just some of them that are included. A favorite project among classroom teachers and art teachers for Memorial Day is my collaborative poster of a soldier. Last year for Veterans Day many teachers used this soldier poster. To this day I still get comments in my Teachers Pay Teachers store about how much teachers enjoyed having a collaborative project for the kids to work on that had so much meaning when put together. Also teachers told me (and still do) that they used this poster for various assemblies and events they held at their school for our soldiers. If you like this one you can also see my other collaborative posters HERE.
There are 20 grid pieces included and the final poster is approximately 28″ x 35″ depending on your printer settings. If you have more than 20 kids in your class you could combine my soldier poster with my “Thank You” poster or have two kids work on one sheet. Teachers always find creative ways to use my resources and I’m always amazed.
Whatever you are doing for Memorial Day it will be great. If you are using one of my resources then I thank you for allowing me to have a small part in such an important day. Mostly I thank you for making art with your kids for meaningful events like Memorial Day and Veterans Day. It’s an important message that is sent to the kids when they realize that sometimes words can’t do what images and art can.