MONET IMPRESSIONIST ART Lesson (from Art History for Elementary Bundle)

MONET IMPRESSIONIST ART Lesson (from Art History for Elementary Bundle)

It can be used by Homeschool, 1st- and 3rd grade students.

Includes PDF and 15 pages

How do you find the inside?

Teachers will find this art lesson useful. It is simpleAn art lesson that explores the Impressionist and Monet art. Use a simple teacher script for students to listen to, and ask questions as needed to direct your discussions. Consider Monet’s style of painting and his subjects. Two projects will be completed by students: A lily pad-pond made from a combination of paper plates, paint, tissue paper and pastel paper. For those who are still in the beginning stages of literacy, there are several literacy-integrated extension activities.

The bundle contains this lesson: The Art History of ElementaryThis bundle includes 13+ simple, but engaging, art lessons and art projects. It also contains teacher read-aloud scripts, literacy integration, and teacher read aloud scripts. Students will enjoy a trip through western civilization and art history, from cave art to modern artwork. This bundle is child-friendly.

PREVIEW – Although these lessons were only just separated from the bundle recently, you can view a deeper preview and over 1000+ reviews below.

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The teacher script includes questions that will guide the lesson. It doesn’t matter if you have any art background or knowledge of art history. Simply turn to the first page, and you’ll be able to learn with your fellow students.

What is Included?

  • To introduce time periods and styles, read aloud the script. The script was written for young audiences and contains questions that can be used to engage students.
  • Illustrations of final student artwork
  • A main project and several extensions to it.
  • There are several activities that can be used to help you think more clearly, whether it’s for your early finishing skills or your extended thinking. These include a Word Search, Reflect and Review, a Comic Style Writing Activity, and a Coloring Page based on well-known art.
  • Search key terms to locate related artwork online for students

NOTICE: These examples of well-known artwork are shared to students because they are web-based. This means that key words are given for you to use in your web search to locate images. Due to copyright concerns, the actual art cannot be included within this unit. All images are easy to find with a quick Google search. Printing the artwork is possible, however, students will be able to study each piece more carefully if they have a projector.


FAQ about the BUNDLE

These are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the bundle.

OrganisationThe following art history lessons are organized chronologically.

This section includes artists and art periods:

  1. Cave Art
  2. Egyptian Art
  3. Roman Mosaics art
  4. Renaissance: Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa
  5. Baroque – Rembrandt Portraits
  6. Romantic: Turner’s Warm/Cool Colors
  7. Impressionist: Monet’s Lily Pond
  8. Post Impressionist Van Gogh’s Starry Night
  9. Post Impressionist- Seurat’s Pointillism
  10. Abstract Art – Piet Mondrian
  11. Expressionionism — Edvard Munch’s The Scream
  12. Cubism – Pablo Picasso Collage
  13. Modern Art by Ted Harrison Arctic Art

What Are the Contents of Each Lesson

Every lesson has the following:

  • An aloud teacher script that includes simple information about the time period.
  • a relevant art project
  • Extension art projects
  • To review ideas, reflect and then revise the page
  • Famous art coloring pages
  • Word search using relevant vocabulary to get you started

Materials required

The art projects are made with inexpensive, easily available supplies. As someone who has worked in low-budget schools, I know the cost of supplies. Because of this, I designed lessons that can be done with common supplies like paper, markers and paints. A materials list is available in the preview.

Estimated Time

The amount of time required will depend on how old you are and whether you want to finish all projects, extension projects, or related writing activities. For the teacher read-aloud script/class discussion, as well as for art lessons / cleanup each unit takes approximately an hour. You may need to add art lessons and write extensions.

Do not complete the entire list. Instead, you have the option to pick and choose. The word searches, extension writing, and coloring pages can be used in your writing centre each week or as an early finisher.

Literacy Components

The program includes many literacy components, so you can integrate this with your writing, social studies, and early knowledge of geography, history, and culture.

Students can use the simple map to mark which areas each lesson is focused on.

Are there any early finishers who are eligible?

Reflect/review pages have been included to help you reflect on your art project. I also include word searches, printables and coloring sheets for every artist or period. These are also great for literacy centers and extension lessons.


You can easily find all the visual support you need by doing a web search.

The art is included for copyright purposes. Not includedHowever, it can be more helpful to present digital versions of paintings so that all students are able to see them properly. At the beginning of every lesson, I listed the title and artist of the art. To share the artwork with your class, simply type the name into Google and then click on “images”. This unit does not require you to visit any specific websites.

How to manage student work

You can keep all your projects in a scrapbook. This creates a wonderful portfolio. The cover of the scrapbook is also included. You can also display your amazing artwork on the wall, or you can glue it into the scrapbook with any extensions projects.

Tip for Teachers: These lessons have been taught with multiple-age buddy classes over the past 12+ years with great success. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring together students of various grade levels and have them work on these projects. We paired grade 2 students with grade 5 grade 5, and called them “big buddies.”


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This is a great resource for introducing Monet impressionist art in your classroom.

Many thanks for this amazing resource!


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