Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans

Spring Activities
            Clowning with Clouds Drawing Page

Drawing a Picture from Parts
            Drawing Grid
            Drawing Grid 2
            Drawing Grid 3

Reading Comprehensions
     Pencil Drawing (Grade 3)
     Lascaux Cave Drawings (Grades 5-7)
     Leonardo da Vinci's Drawings (Grades 6-8)

Read and Color Books
            What is Friendship? (PDF file)
            Matt's Red, White, and Blue Ribbon
            One Hundred Days of School
            Billy the Bully
            The Book of Pets
            From Pumpkin to Jack-O-Lantern
            Freddy's First Day of School
            A Day in Candyland (June 1)
            Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full? (May 31)
            Scott's Special Day (March 26)
            Tiffany Forgives Mommy (March 18)
            Cinco de Mayo Read and Color Book #1
            Easter around the World
            Mud Pies and Fireflies
            Easter Eggs

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(Grades 3-5)
     Dreaming up Stories
     Listen to the Old Ones
     That's Life, Charlie Brown - The Story of Charles Schulz
     The Girl Who Loved Animals
(Grades 6-8)
     American Cartoonist
     Arnold Lobel
     Bill Peet, Author and Artist
     Blaise Pascal
     Christian Dior, Fashion Designer
     Emperor Meiji
     Everything Contains a Story
     J.K. Rowling
     James Thurber, Author and Cartoonist
     Jan Brett
     Jan Ernst Matzeliger
     John Biggers
     Leo Lionni
     Margaret E. Knight
     Melting Clocks and Salvador Dali
     Robert Bateman, Canadian Wildlife Artist
     Samuel F. B. Morse
     The Brothers Grimm
     The Cubism of Picasso
     Vincent van Gogh
     Walt Disney
(Grades 9-12)
     Albrecht Dürer, the Greatest German Artist
     Claude Monet and His Everlasting Water Lilies
     Georges Seurat, the Artist Who Made His Point
     Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance Multitasker
     Nicholas Roerich
     Peter Paul Rubens, Prince of Baroque Painters

Daily Themes
(Grades 1-2)
     Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat
(Grades 3-5)
     Are You Creative?
     Artistic Math
     Building Art
     From "L'il Folks" to "Peanuts"
     John's Own Room
     Liberty Enlightening the World
     Mickey Mouse's Birthday!
     Swap Ideas Day
     Sweet Potato Pie
     The Chocolate Museum
     The Purrrfect Costume
     Waiting for Fairies
     What Were Dragons?
(Grades 6-8)
     Back to the Past
     Draw Like daVinci
     Leaving Pleasantville
     Margaux Isaksen, Pentathlete
     Our Daily Bread
     The "Be Kind to Everybody" Book
     The Best Librarian
     The Great Pecan Caper
     The Ten Percent Club
     The Thrill of the Grill
     You've Got Potential
(Grades 9-12)
     The History of the Monopoly® Board Game

(no assigned grade level)
     Before Columbus
     Inventions to Overcome Disabilities
(Grades 1-2)
     Earth Day Art
(Grades 3-5)
     A Bicycle for Jake
     A Funny Map
     A Model of Earth
     A Palace for the President — The Story of the White House, Part 1
     An Artist I'm Not
     Arnold Lobel
     Art on a Wall
     Back to School Writing Assignment
     Benjamin Banneker - Who Was He?
     Christmas Symbols (nonfiction)
     Crazy Baroque Art
     Dr. Seuss - A Man with an Imagination
     Dr. Seuss
     Finding Your Way
     Food Webs
     How Are You Intelligent?
     How the Cat Began
     How to Be a Standout Student
     Jack's Lantern
     Kevin Henkes
     Kim Is Kinesthetic, Part 2
     Lewis and Clark: A New World (Natural History)
     Now You See Them, Now You Don't - The Lost Colony, Part 1
     On Top of the World
     Parts of a Map
     Pirate Cave Ghost, Part 1
     Pretty as a Picture
     Rediscovering Mom
     Signs of Easter
     Stan and Jan Berenstain
     Stories in Our Head
     Stories in Our Head
     Storm Safety
     Taylor Finds Her Smile
     The Bigger Picture - Our Solar System
     The Weight of a Lie
     Val Is Visual, Part 2
     Virginia Lee Burton
     Wendy's World- Our Family Tree
     Wendy's World-Communication
     What's a Map?
     ~NAME0~ Takes a Shower
(Grades 6-8)
     "Fore" - The History of Golf
     A Beautiful Stain - Stained Glass
     A Girl Named Shawnadithit
     A Sugar-free Easter
     Asteroids and Comets
     Benjamin Banneker
     Brunelleschi's Dome
     Claude Monet, the Father of Impressionism
     Color Mixing
     Comic Books Come of Age
     Complex Machines
     Dealing With Losing a Parent
     Digging into the Past, Part 2
     Edward Everett Hale - A Boy's Life in New England
     Emily Carr: Mother of Canada's Modern Art
     Emma Hart Willard
     Even Leonardo Made Mistakes
     EWWW -- Gross Art: The Pike Place Gum Wall
     From the Swimming Hole to Swimming for Medals
     Gennifer Choldenko
     Hereditary Hemochromatosis
     History of Cartography
     Jerome Bruner
     Jet Reaction, Part 1
     Leonardo da Vinci - Architect
     Leonardo da Vinci - Military Engineer
     Leonardo da Vinci - Scientist
     Leonardo da Vinci's Flying Machines
     Leonardo da Vinci's Labor Saving Machines
     Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks
     Leonardo da Vinci's Robots
     Leonardo da Vinci's Sculpture
     Life on an Explorer's Ship
     Mary Lyon
     On The Last Day of School
     Pencils and More Pencils!
     Perspective Is More than a Viewpoint
     Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
     Projecting the World
     Pythagoras: the Father of Numbers
     Remembering September 11th
     Robert Lawson
     Sargent Claude Johnson
     Sense of Smell
     Softball Finds a Place of Its Own
     Standing Up for Workers - Cesar Estrada Chavez
     Strategies for Studying Vocabulary
     The Beothuk: A Lost Culture
     The Cottage
     The Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden
     The Inuit: People of the Ice
     The Mouse Finds a House
     The Mystery of the Strand of Pearls, Part 1
     The Mystery of the Strand of Pearls, Part 2
     The Space Needle: A Washington Landmark
     Ulysses S. Grant
     What Are Pastels?
     What Is a Medium?
     What Is a Mural?
     What Is Baroque Art?
     Where Will You Stay on Your Vacation?
     William H. Johnson
(Grades 9-12)
     "Aye, Captain!" — Old Ironsides' Isaac Hull
     Ancient Picture Stories
     FDR's New Deal - Organized Labor
     Gadgets, Gizmos, and the Great Unknown
     Journey's End- Life after the Expedition II
     O. Henry (William Sydney Porter)
     Olive Ann Burns
     Rates of Weathering
     The Best View of Earth?
     War on Disease, Part 1 - Attacking Polio

(Grades 3-5)
     Ms. Moyer, Tour Guide
     Rascal and the Rattlesnake, Part 2
     Thanksgiving Program
(Grades 9-12)
     Moving Day

(Grades 6-8)

(Grades 3-5)
     The Seal of Approval
(Grades 6-8)
     A Brief History of North Dakota
     Ecuador - Culture
     Missouri's Journey to Statehood
     Netherlands - Culture: Rembrandt
     Statehood through the Eyes of Native Animals

Finish the Story
     Drawn to Olympic Heroes (Grade 3-4)
     Surviving Summer Camp (Grade 3-5)
     The School Bus Safety Poster Contest (Grade 3-6)
     The Cliffhanger (Grade 4-5)
     Helping the Animals (Grade 4-6)
     Whodunit? (Grade 4-6)
     A New Nation, a New Flag (Grade 4-6)

What Would You Do?
     Loyalty vs. Friendship: Do You Have to Choose? (Grade 3-6)
     Save the Planet One Kid at a Time (Grade 3-6)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     What's a Family Tree? (Grades 1-2)
     Grady Grasshopper and Archie Ant (Grades 4-6)
     The Lake of Miracles: An Incan Legend (Grades 4-6)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Meet Dr. Seuss (Grade 2-3)
     Porter's Letters to Griffin (Grade 3)
     Emma's Valentine's Day Mystery (Grade 3-4)
     Just Right for Dad (Grade 3-4)
     Letters from Griffin (Grade 3-4)
     Oil in the Gulf (Grade 3-4)
     History of Hip Hop (Grade 3-5)
     How Do You Make a Video Game? (Grade 3-5)
     Mapping ABC Style (Grade 3-6)
     Centaurs (Grade 4-6)
     Electricians (Grade 4-6)
     MT is for Montana (Grade 4-6)
     Oh, the Stories He Wrote! The Life of Dr. Seuss (Grade 4-6)
     A Mythic Order Adventure (Grade 5)
     CSI: Careers in Forensics (Grade 5-7)
     Extreme Sports: Going to Extremes (Grade 5-7)
     The National Toy Hall of Fame (Grade 6-8)

More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets

Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
50 States

Monthly Themes

Place Value
Time and Calendar
Earth Day
Solar System
Following Directions
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
All About Me

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Order of Operations
Community Helpers
Addition and Subtraction
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts

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