Create a unique Weaving Basket.
Support youngsters with fun lacing and weaving projects to develop fine motor skills. Painting and cutting activities promote motor skills and reinforce movement concepts in the classroom. Use ribbons and lace for weaving to expose students to multiple textures and patterns. Development of fine motor skills will enable students to gain competency in drawing and writing. Consider this creative lesson for Native American Heritage Month.
Supplies Used: Cardstock, Colored Pencils, Crayons
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- The teacher will die-cut the Weaving Basket and Weaving Strips.
- Decorate the strips and basket with crayons or colored pencils.
- Weave the Strips through the slits in the Basket (see Main Photo).
Social Studies: Cultures
Pre-K-12: Standard 1
- Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of culture and cultural diversity. The study of culture examines the socially transmitted beliefs, values, institutions, behaviors, traditions and way of life of a group of people; it also encompasses other cultural attributes and products, such as language, literature, music, arts and artifacts, and foods.
National Council for the Social Studies, Expectations of Excellence: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (Washington, D.C.: NCSS, 1994). This book may be purchased by calling 800-683-0812. Electronic copies of it are not available.
Fine Arts: Visual Arts
Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
- K-4 - Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.
- 5-8 - Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.