June 6, 2020

This is a really fun project that kids (or adults) of almost any age and any art skill level can do! It's also really fun because you get to shake marbles around in a box and that's just pretty cool.

You can also customize the project by allowing the student to trace...

April 18, 2020

I'm trying to work on more crafting and 3D artwork projects with one of my students who enjoys art, and we had fun with this activity. We tried out different ways to "sculpt" with paper (pictured are cut, crumple, bend, twist, twirl, rip, and fold). We then chose one t...

April 15, 2020

Art activities can be a fun way to practice various skills, particularly if you're making a project about something a child is interested in, such as trains. In this activity, students can work on:

  • Fine motor skills,

  • Identifying colors (choosing the colors to...

March 23, 2020

Hi everyone!

I've been using the teaching strategy of video modeling for years and it's a great, evidence-based practice for students with autism. I also did my dissertation for my PhD about video modeling, so it's a strategy that I was forced to know a lot about, LOL....

March 20, 2020

This is a really cute little story and I made a bunch of learning activities for one of my students to go with it. We did all of these activities over three days and it was really fun.

The first thing I did was teach my student the vocabulary words “wide” and “narrow....

March 8, 2020

I've been working on animal habitats lately with one of my students who loves animals, and we did a fun desert animal report and craft that could easily be adapted for lots of different kids.

We first read about the desert animal habitat using these resources, then he c...

January 2, 2020

I teach college courses for special education teachers and one of our discussion topics is about "pre-reading" activities that a teacher can do right before reading a book with students to help them with reading the book and with comprehension.

One of the concepts in th...

December 21, 2019

This is a quick post, but I wanted to share a way that I worked on making patterns with one of my students. I bought these ornament crafts a couple of weeks ago at Michael's (when they were 60% off!). When making these ornaments, we put the beads into patterns and I ha...

December 17, 2019

I just wanted to post a quick art activity that I did with one of my students this week. I gathered a few Christmas items (bubble wrap, ornament hooks, an ornament, tulle, a Christmas tree branch, a bow, tissue paper, and ribbon) and had the student do rubbings of each...

December 4, 2019

One of my students loves art, so we've been working on art activities to teach both art concepts and language skills. One section of the art curriculum that we're using is about types of lines, so we worked on activities about those a few months ago (see examples and a...

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