Frog in Monet's Pond

Grade 3

Linda Pfisterer, Art Specialist

Students listen to 2 books: one about Linnea visiting Monet and the other about a frog who goes to Monet’s garden while he is painting the lilies on the pond. The lily pad paintings of Monet are discussed before students draw lily pads with oil pastels. A watercolor painting lesson is taught using the wet on wet technique to paint the pond. Finally, students are taught to draw frogs. They are cut out and added to the pond.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. identify the differences between the books, Linnea in Monet’s Garden and Philippe in Monet’s Garden.
  2. recognize Monet’s style and the subject matter of his pond paintings.
  3. use perspective to draw near and far while varying the size of the lily pads.
  4. use “wet on wet” watercolor painting technique while painting the water and reflections.
  5. draw a frog using basic oval shapes for their watercolor pond.