Teaching the Yoshimi Sode-Dako (Art Focus)

Level: Primary (K-2)
Grade from: K
Grade to: K
Length: Teacher Presentation: 30 minutes. Art/Decoration: 40 minutes - 1 hour. Kite Assembly: 40 minutes - 1 hour. Post Discussion: 20 minutes. Total: 130 - 170 minutes.
Cultural Studies Integration:

Focus: 

Students paint watercolor stripes on a kite sail and then draw a variety of different lines, with marker, to create a pattern on each stripe.

Curriculum Integration: 

Developed and tested in conjunction with a local school and a visual arts consultant, this lesson plan was designed to integrate Washington State visual arts learning standards with a kite making activity. With specific targets, criteria and instructions, this lesson creatively teaches art learning standards.

Art Criteria Met:

Names primary and secondary colors

Understands and demonstrates types of lines

Materials: 

Lesson Planning: Lesson plan (PDF file)

Purchase Kite Kits:Yoshimi Sode Kite Kit (with paper pattern, spars, flying line & winder), per student

Materials You Supply: Scissors; Scotch tape; markers, pens, crayons, and/or watercolors, per student

View the lesson plan (PDF file) for detailed instructional strategies.