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Respond to Win – Kick Up Your Lessons with Hands-On Projects

  • 1.  Respond to Win – Kick Up Your Lessons with Hands-On Projects

    Posted 01-20-2020 07:53
    Sciences | Technology | Engineering | Arts | Mathematics (STEAM)
    Students put learning in gear when they work on imaginative, hands-on STEAM projects and activities. Let us help expand your students STEAM learning with project planning, collaboration and design thinking skills using our sample Design-A-Game Design Rubric and Classroom STEAM Kits.

    *RESPOND TO WIN - What questions do you have about implementing STEAM in your classroom? Reply to this discussion with your question(s) and receive insight directly from our team of Crayola Education Experts.

    Signature Moves

    Take a step back from the screen this Thursday, January 23rd and celebrate National Handwriting Day with a colorful stroke of the pen. Launched in 1977, the holiday was the brainchild of the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association and highlights a timely creative need as society moves away from handwritten script.

    As one of the most notable historic signatures and the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence, National Handwriting Day appropriately shares John Hancock’s birthday. Use this connection and these Cursive Writing Coloring Pages to reintroduce longhand and pencraft to your classroom.

    *RESPOND TO WINDo you teach cursive in your school? What about sketchnoting or calligraphy? What’s an innovative way you’ve encouraged handwriting in your class?

    Turn Stress Relief into Art 

    Beginning life as a new wallpaper concept that never came to light, Bubble Wrap has become a national obsession and clearly warrants its own holiday. Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (January 27tth) was started by Jim Webster, of Spirit 95 WVNI Radio in Bloomington, Indiana and celebrates it’s 20th anniversary this week.

    Make sure you’re up-to-speed on its puffed-up history as well as any relevant popping and snapping etiquette before you jump into this Create-It-Yourself Bubble Wrap Stamping Project.

    *RESPOND TO WINAre you driven to pop and snap? Reply with photos or stories of bubble wrap projects you’ve done in your school or classroom to be gain an additional entry into this month’s drawing!

    *Be sure to engage with each topic in our weekly ‘respond to win’ resource posts—every reply counts as an entry for our monthly giveaway! The last week of every month, we’ll surprise one lucky commenter with a gift for their classroom!*


    Roy G.
    Community Host
    Easton PA

  • 2.  RE: Respond to Win – Kick Up Your Lessons with Hands-On Projects

    Posted 01-21-2020 10:11
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    I am a big supporter of arts integration in the classroom, and STEAM goes hand-in-hand with that.  My students retain learning better and get more excited about the topics when we make something to go along with the big idea.  Last year, I found the attached document on the Crayola website to share with parents to get them involved in these learning styles as well.

    Jenna Winburn
    ESL Teacher
    Bartlett Elementary
    Bartlett TN


  • 3.  RE: Respond to Win – Kick Up Your Lessons with Hands-On Projects

    Posted 01-30-2020 16:39
    I am looking to incorporate science experiments with color for my art class.  I love the hands on science stuff but want it to include color of some sort to tie into my art curriculum.  Maybe a make and take project - I have 50 minutes with each class every week due to storage space I would need to be able to finish it and let them take it home that day - unless it's something on paper I can put on my drying  trays.

    Amber Reavis
    Roosa Elementary
    Claremore OK

  • 4.  RE: Respond to Win – Kick Up Your Lessons with Hands-On Projects

    Posted 02-04-2020 10:21
    I read Monsters Love Color by Mike Austin. the kids draw a monster face and arms if they want with a black permanent marker. Then I have them drop watercolor in red, blue and yellow on the paper and blow with a straw to mix the primary colors to make secondary colors.

    Done by Kindergarten
    Another fun activity is freezing paint in ice cube trays and letting kids paint with them on watercolor paper. They not only see the colors mix, you can teach matter. Sorry I don't have a picture.

    Kari Schiffman
    Art Specialist
    Alief ISD

  • 5.  RE: Respond to Win – Kick Up Your Lessons with Hands-On Projects

    Posted 02-11-2020 11:38
    Have you tried the art/science experiment where you show all the colors that go into a black marker (not sharpie). Follow the link below for details.

    Dana Pierro
    Art Teacher
    Readington Township Board of Education