Creative Teaching Resources

If you're an educator in need of some creative resources for virtual or in-person instruction, check out our newest product, Similes and Metaphors, posted on our Luna Arts and Ed TPT Store: "Similes and Metaphors" teaches these figurative language terms using whiteboard animation, art, and photography to engage and assist students.  Products Included & Suggestions …

Salt Dough Snowman Ornaments

Making a salt dough snowman is a fun holiday craft for all ages. This YouTube video will give you step-by-step instructions: Salt Dough Snowman Ornaments. The Recipe is simple: 1 Cup of Flour1/2 Cup of Salt1/2 Cup of Water Here's some other items I suggest: Twigs for armsTin foil to lighten ornamentsOrange toothpick for nose …

Whimsy and Wonder Poetry for Fluency Practice

I’ve returned to my literacy roots with this collection of whimsical poems now available on my Luna Arts and Ed Teachers Pay Teachers Store.  Whimsy and Wonder was born when I was a READ 180 literacy teacher, working with struggling middle school readers grades 6-8. I knew that practicing fluency was essential for my students' …

Faithfulness

"Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness." For days on end these words have swirled through my mind and caused me to wonder: What does it mean to cultivate faithfulness during this Covid-19 pandemic that is ripping through our world?  This morning I finally looked up the scripture, Psalm 37:3, and the footnote provided some insight: …

Creative Teaching Resources on Luna Arts and Ed TPT Store

Like water finding its way through rocky terrain, sometimes creativity takes interesting twists and turns. Creating engaging, interactive teaching resources for our Luna Arts & Ed Teachers Pay Teachers Store has become an artistic outlet for my husband and I during this challenging Covid-19 pandemic.  Developing products has given us opportunities to explore new forms …

Awaiting Spring

Awaiting Spring visualizes my search for hope as I wait for this seemingly unending Covid-19 pandemic to end.   The floral garland moves from winter holly to spring flowers, symbolizing hope that this winter of despair and death will end and life with flourish once again.   I created the hummingbird nestled in her nest  from …

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

If you're looking for a fun and creative project to keep you busy during this Covid-19 stay-at-home order, try planting a vegetable garden. Gardening is one of my favorite forms of creative expression, so I decided to make a vegetable garden even though our yard had limited available space. This video will take you through …

Dream Eye Water Color Portrait Lesson

The Dream Eye Watercolor Portrait Lesson is a fun and easy art activity. Learn how to use carbon paper to transfer a copy of the mixed media painting I created, and how to use water color pencils to create your own artwork: Supplies: All you need are watercolor pencils, carbon paper and watercolor paper. I've …