Fun winter activity: students use a water/food coloring mixture to paint on snow.
painting, art, snow, winter, color
Snow is a prerequisite for this simple activity, so it can only be done in a cold climate or as part of a warm-climate "snow fair" in which snow is made or trucked in.
The activity is simple: Prepare the "paint" (food coloring in water -- see Materials Needed above) in squirt bottles and provide a canvas (a patch of snow) for each student and let them use the squirt colors to paint their pictures.
AssessmentDid students enjoy the activity?
Lesson Plan Source
FINE ARTS: Visual Arts
GRADES K - 4
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
NA-VA.K-4.3 Choosing and Evaluating A Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
GRADES 5 - 8
NA-VA.5-8.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
NA-VA.5-8.3 Choosing and Evaluating A Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
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Originally published 01/10/2006
Last updated 12/10/2010