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Are you doing a human body study and looking for art projects to enhance your learning adventures? Arty Facts is a wonderful book to enhance any study of the human body. Let me tell you about this excellant art book resource, entitled Our Bodies & Art Activities, that will nicely round out your studies.
What do you get:
21 Chapters with titles such as strong bones, taste buds, touch and feel, brainbox and sound catchers, the human body is discussed and art activities suggested for each area of the body.
This isn’t just an art book with a little bit of info, it’s also a science book with good information about the body. I found the text geared to grades three and up. There is much younger children could learn, but for reading independently, probably grade three as a minimum level.
Each page of learning comes with an accompanying art activity. There is a great range of activities from working with paper Mache, sewing, or drawing etc. You get to work with paper, glue, buttons, foil, shells, paint, sponges, sequins and more. Some of the crafts are “Salt Dough Fruit Basket”, “Textured Touch Art”, “Circuit Board Collage” and “Puffing Bellows”. I found that the crafts ranged in complexity, some being suitable for upper elementary students, and others for lower. Pick the crafts/art activities that match the level of your students.
You’ll notice that the list of needed supplies in done on a red sidebar with pictures and words. The instructions were clear making it very easy to teach. There is a materials guide at the close of the book which tells you what some of the materials are and what suitable alternatives could be used.
I think this is a great book and makes me want to go out and gather a bunch of kids together. Then I can do art and learn about the body at the same time. This book is great for kinetic learners to cement learning. I was pleased they didn’t include the Robotic Hand which I often find in stem and art books about the human body.
Our Bodies & Art Activities
Editor: Ellen Rodger
48 pages, softcover,
Art, Kids Crafts, Human Body, Science
Series: Arty Facts.