Teachers Lesson Plans

How do you Feel?: Grade K-3


  • Paper and pencils for sketches
  • 11" x 17" paper
  • White tablecloths or sheets (cut into 11" x 17" pieces, one for each student)
  • Scissors
  • Red, black, blue, yellow and green felt (or other colours)
  • Decorative cloth in a variety of colours, motifs and textures
  • Crayons, coloured pencils, pastels or felt pens
  • Punch
  • Laces, string or leather cord
  • 8 cm x 12 cm paper (for labels)

Preparation Tasks

  • Pre-cut the 11? x 17? pieces of white cloth (these are suggested dimensions only). You can purchase the sheets or tablecloths at a second-hand store, as well as the decorative cloth, which the students can cut up for their collages.
  • You can also prepare a short questionnaire to help your students decide on their favorite animal, food, recreational activity, sport, friend, colour, etc.
    • Various magazines
    • Some examples of school photographs (portraits, group photos)
    • Camera (Polaroid, digital or 35 mm)
    • Film for the camera if necessary
    • Photography paper and printer if you use a digital camera
    • Pencils
    • Sheets of paper
    • Mirrors

Preparation Tasks

    • Collect the materials.
    • Collect a variety of old and contemporary portraits, documentary photos, etc., to be used by the students as examples and for comparison purposes.
    • Arrange a corner of your classroom as a photography studio and decide whether you want a neutral or a coloured background.