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FREE LESSON PLANS

 

We are pleased to share our Creative Reuse Lesson Plans, inspired by Joy Suarez, for teachers to incorporate into their online curriculum. These low or no budget projects can be used across multiple subject areas, learning styles and ability levels.

All are free for your use.

ONLINE FIELD TRIP –
EDYTA’S LADY BUGS

Activity : Make dynamic lady bugs in Edyta’s Lady Bug Lesson, using unwanted materials from your own space! Young participants will practice tracing circles, gluing, placing, tearing, and cutting found paper. 

Author : Edyta Halon

Ages : PreK – 2nd Grade

Documents: LadyBug_Pre-Field_Trip.PDF 

ONLINE FIELD TRIP –
PAPER PUPPET PALS

Activity: In this environmentally conscious lesson about Creative Reuse, participants will take unwanted objects, clean waste, and materials from their homes and create art projects and puppets. 

Author: Collaboration

Ages: 3rd – 7th grade

Documents: Puppets_Pre-Field_Trip.PDF  (Elementary) 
Puppets_Pre-Field_Trip.PDF (Middle) 

ONLINE FIELD TRIP –
VIRGINIA’S SEA CREATURES

Activity : In this no-glue lesson, students will use tape and flat resources from their spaces to create a Creative Reuse Sea Creature, while learning about ways to help our environment by keeping materials out of land fills.

Author : Virginia Hoffman

Ages : PreK – 2nd Grade

Documents: Virginia_Pre-Field_Trip.PDF 

ONLINE FIELD TRIP –
EDYTA’S CREATIVE CHARACTERS

Activity : This colorful and creative lesson focuses creating “Characters” from magazines, newspapers, and found paper in our spaces. Younger learners learn how to assemble before gluing, while older participants will be challenged by telling a visual story through their artwork.

Author : Edyta Halon

Ages : 2nd Grade – 5th Grade

ONLINE FIELD TRIP –
PAMELA’S FABRIC + PAPER JEWELRY

Activity : Pamela teaches us how to make fabric + paper beads using the found materials in our spaces! This thoughtful lesson is truly a lesson in “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.”

Author : Pamela Isaac.

Ages : 5th Grade – 12th Grade

ONLINE FIELD TRIP –
PAMELA’S PAPER FLOWERS

Activity : Celebrate Spring! In this fun lesson, participants will learn how to make flower sculptures using the discarded paper in their spaces. This dynamic lesson will spruce up your spaces for the warmer weather.

Author : Pamela Isaac

Ages : 3rd Grade – 7th grade

ONLINE FIELD TRIP –
PAPER TUBE BEADS

Activity : Create a large statement necklace with leftover paper tubes! This dynamic lesson is inspired by Pamela’s Fabric Bead Lesson, and teaches students how to cut and decorate paper rolls for huge bead necklaces. Focused on learning for little hands, this lesson is for Pre-K through Elementary learners.

Author : Virginia Hoffman, inspired by Pamela Isaac

Ages : PreK – 3rd Grade

*NEW* ONLINE HOW TO –
HARRIET’S NO SEW MASKS

Activity : No sewing required! Use this step-by-step video to create your own face masks, using fabric scraps and glue.

Author : Harriet Taub

Ages : 4th Grade – Graduate School

*NEW*  ONLINE FIELD TRIP –
OMAR’S COMIC BOOKS : EPISODE 1

Activity : How to Create Your Own Comic | Lesson 1| Story and Thumbnail Sketches: MFTA Education Associate, Omar Olivera, will show you how to create your own comic book from the beginning sketch to ink and coloring.

Author : Omar Olivera

Ages : High School

*NEW*  ONLINE FIELD TRIP –
OMAR’S COMIC BOOKS : EPISODE 2

Activity : How to Create Your Own Comic | Lesson 2| Pencils and Boarders: MFTA Education Associate, Omar Olivera, will show you how to create your own comic book from the beginning sketch to ink and coloring.

Author : Omar Olivera

Ages : High School

*NEW*  ONLINE FIELD TRIP –
OMAR’S COMIC BOOKS : EPISODE 3

Activity : How to Create Your Own Comic | Lesson 3| Inking and Perfecting: MFTA Education Associate, Omar Olivera, will show you how to create your own comic book from the beginning sketch to ink and coloring.

Author : Omar Olivera

Ages : High School

*NEW*  ONLINE FIELD TRIP –
VIRGINIA’S PENDANT NECKLACE

Activity : Inspired by Ancient Egyptian Amulets, found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this lesson teaches participants about amulets and pendants, how to make beads out of used aluminum foil, how to turn plastic wrap into rope, and how to use packing tape as an alternative to glue.

Author : Virginia Hoffman

Ages : 4th Grade – 8th Grade