Printable paint palette for students to use to make their own colors that describe them.

Back to School Idea: Get to Know Your Students with Color Mixing Fun

Paper Crafts

This paint palette is a fun back to school idea to explore mixing colors and to share information about you that is associated with the colors you created. The finished palettes make for a bulletin board welcome back to school idea that demonstrates the community of learners in your classroom. It is a great 5 […]

Printable school bus coloring page that lifts up to reveal writing or a drawing. The front of the bus doors open too.

Back to School Colouring Sheets: Inspire Writing and Adventure in Kids

Paper Crafts

These back to school colouring sheets are hand drawn. I designed this paper craft bus to be a fun back to school coloring page or to be used as 1st grade printable writing paper. The school bus printable is perfect for a field trip report too!  Once completed, these school bus printables make great door […]

Paper telescope craft made out of a printable template. The telescope is rolled and glued, and the constellation image is inside it.

Telescope Craft for Kids: Artsy way for Curious Kids to Explore Wonders of Space

Paper Crafts

Looking for a simple telescope craft for kids that can be printed out at home? This easy telescope craft can be made over and over again, each time with a new constellation. I love cut out printable crafts, they are a great way to spend an afternoon indoors.  These cut out printable crafts are great […]

Printable cat coloring page with a cat pun saying con-cat-ulations. The french one says felici-chatons.

Cute Kitten Coloring Page to Celebrate a Special Graduation

Coloring Pages

It is important to celebrate educational milestones, and what better way than with this cute kitten coloring page! This coloring page of a cat is perfect for those of you looking fun graduation puns. These coloring pages are hand drawn. I drew this coloring page of a cat several years ago, now it is time […]

Teacher showing 8 fun images for drawing day of the dead. Drawing instructions made by draw calm.

Drawing Day of the Dead: Learn Mexican Traditions through Fun Art Projects


Drawing Day of the Dead to learn about Mexican Culture I love celebrating Dia de Los Muertos; I love drawing the Day of the Dead as a way to celebrate and learn about this tradition. There are so many beautiful things to draw from Papel Picado to La Catrina and Sugar Skulls. Students love learning […]

Directed drawings of a penguin, a snowman, a gingerbread house, and a Christmas tree are each paired with writing prompt for Christmas.

Writing Prompt for Christmas: 10 Fun Winter Ideas for 2nd Grade

Directed Drawings

Using a fun writing prompt for Christmas inspires great stories from your students! Students are excited to celebrate and talk about the things that they see around them and to build new vocabulary. It is fun using seasonal writing prompts with my 2nd and 1st graders. I love reading all their winter stories. In this […]

Teacher showing simple memorial day art and craft of a poppy.

Memorial Day Art and Craft Activity for Elementary Students

Directed Drawings

Memorial Day Art and Craft A Memorial Day art and craft is a great activity to do leading up to Memorial Day, or up here in Canada, Remembrance Day. It is an important time for students to learn about peace and history.  Doing a simple art activity enables students some time to reflect about stories […]

Easy fall directed drawings to pair with writing prompts for 2nd grade

Writing Prompts for 2nd Grade : Easy to Organize Program


Writing Prompts for 2nd Grade Quality writing prompts for 2nd grade are essential in organizing your writing program. Students’ individuality and personalities shine through in their writing and drawing. Journals take some time to set up. Build a routine slowly that students love so that they can feel confident in their abilities as writers. Finished […]

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