Children need to have art incorporated into their everyday lives. By reading a book and doing an artistic activity afterwards, the children will have a dose of literature and art.
This will serve as an arts integration lesson that will form a connection between art and literacy. Students will be read The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle, and after this introductory activity, the children will have an opportunity to create an art project in which they can create a visual and meaningful connection to which they have read.
As educators, Pinterest can be a life saver. The website is filled with thousands of lesson plans, class activities, and arts and crafts for students. Our class was challenged to find various activities on Pinterest that we would one day love to use in our own classroom.