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Kindergarten Fine Arts Resources

Dance Creation Lesson Plan

Subject: Dance
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Lesson Plan
After learning about a range of dance styles, children use a video excerpt from the PBS KIDS series, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™, as inspiration to make up their own dance.
Skill: Demonstrate an understanding of the choreographic process
Georgia Standard: ESDK.CR.1
 
 
Subject: Dance
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Dance can take many forms, as Pinkalicious™ and her brother, Peterrific™, discover in this video excerpt from the PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™.
Skill: Demonstrate critical and creative thinking in dance.
Georgia Standard: ESDK.RE.1
 
 
Subject: Dance
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
This performance combines Han and minority ethnic Chinese traditions. The first two songs and dances are from the Han tradition, while the others are from minority traditions.
Skill: Understand and demonstrate dance throughout history and in various cultures.
Georgia Standard: ESDK.CN.1
 
 
Subject: Dance
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Nicte-Ha is a Mayan word that means "water flower." This dance is a jarana, a type of music and dance that is popular in the Mexican state of Nayarit.
Skill: Understand and demonstrate dance throughout history and in various cultures.
Georgia Standard: ESDK.CN.1
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive Listening Game
Can you identify unique beats? In this interactive, students join aquatic friends under the sea to test whether they can tell the difference between fun bongo beats. Some beats are slower and some are faster. Some are simple, while others are more complicated. This interactive is available in both English and Spanish.
Skill: Listen to, analyze, and describe music.
Georgia Standard: ESGMK.RE.1
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive Musical Instrument Maker
Experiment with different instruments, sounds, and rhythms with this PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC® online game. After choosing a drum set, xylophone, or harp, children make changes in order to create their own unique musical instrument, and then play along with the Pinkalicious & Peterrific characters in a musical performance.
Skill: Create simple rhythmic patterns
Georgia Standard: ESGMK.CR.2b
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Okey Cokey introduces "The Dancing Song" and an animal sound game. The song is about a violin-playing spider and a dancing rat.
Skill: Move to a varied repertoire of music, alone and with others.
Georgia Standard: ESGMK.RE.3
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Kids read and discover more about sound. In this feature, kids illustrate what their imaginations see as they listen to a variety of different songs.
Skill: Connect music to the other fine arts and disciplines outside the arts.
Georgia Standard: ESGMK.CN.1
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video
Twists, dances, and hops through nine fun-filled songs incorporating finger and foot movements. The program uses songs with repetition to teach lessons about counting, anatomy and parts of the body, and types of animals. Featured in the program are such popular children's songs as The Wheels on the Bus, Five Little Monkeys, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Two Little Blackbirds, and Pease Porridge Hot.
Skill: Move to a varied repertoire of music, alone and with others.
Georgia Standard: ESGMK.RE.3
 
 
Subject: Music
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Reference your school’s directions for accessing from home.)
Resource Type: Video with Activity
Making your own musical instruments is fun and easy. You can make instruments similar to a guitar, a trombone, a pan flute, and drums.
Skill: Perform steady beat and simple rhythmic patterns
Georgia Standard: ESGMK.PR.2b
 
 
Subject: Theatre
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Lesson Plan
Children explore the meaning of imaginary or pretend play and then make up and act out stories in this PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC® lesson plan.
Skill: Develop scripts through theatrical techniques.
Georgia Standard: TAK.CR.2
 
 
Subject: Theatre
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in a theater? In this video visit the Lexington Children’s Theatre to get a peek behind the scenes of a theatrical production from set creation to the final dress rehearsal.
Skill: Explore how theatre connects to life experience, careers, and other content.
Georgia Standard: TAK.CN.1
 
 
Subject: Theatre
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Lesson Plan
Listening to folktales from around the world can enrich children's understanding of many cultures. Turn a story into a play, in this activity from Arthur.
Skill: Act by communicating and sustaining roles in formal and informal environments.
Georgia Standard: TAK.PR.1
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Activity
Mixing two separate colors to create a third new, or different color is a wonderful hands-on activity that can help young children learn about one of the most basic concepts, altering a physical property of a substance, such as its appearance. The colors used for mixing in this resource are red, blue and yellow. They are known as the primary colors. By mixing them together, secondary colors are produced. Those colors are orange, purple and green.
Skill: Understand and apply media, techniques, and processes of two-dimensional art.
Georgia Standard: VAK.CR.3
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Lesson Plan
Nature is full of color, all of the colors of the rainbow and many more. Colors that are alike are said to be in the same color family. Look inside a crayon box. Do you see all the different shades of blue, green, yellow, and red with their own special names? Walk outside and notice all of the colors that are in the same color family.
Skill: Understand and apply media, techniques, and processes of two-dimensional art.
Georgia Standard: VAK.CR.3
 
 
Subject: Visual Art
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video with Activity
Art appreciation includes skills in observation, analysis, and communication. It is not too soon to begin working on these skills in early childhood. Art communicates feelings and ideas visually. Learning to examine and discuss art helps children consider other perspectives and views of the world.
Skill: Discuss personal works of art and the artwork of others to enhance visual literacy.
Georgia Standard: VAK.RE.1