Art – Grade Kindergarten   (#5001010)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

Version Description

Kindergarten art includes exploratory experiences that introduce a variety of concepts and ideas, art and digital media and processes, and the safe use of materials. Students learn art vocabulary, terms, and procedures during the creative process that help them describe and talk about their work.

General Notes

All instruction related to Visual Art benchmarks should be framed by the Big Ideas and Enduring Understandings. Non-Visual Art benchmarks listed in this course are also required and should be fully integrated in support of arts instruction.

Special Note: This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link:

General Information

Course Number: 5001010
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: Art – GRADE K
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): K

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Original Student Tutorials

Sorting Shapes:

Learn to sort and identify two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes in this carnival-themed interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Farm Baby Rescue Part 1: Up and Down Positions:

Learn different types of up and down positions to rescue eight chicks in this farm-themed, interactive tutorial. Relative positions include up and down, top and bottom, over, on, and under, and above and below.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Search for Shapes: Recognizing Rectangles and Squares:

Identify and name rectangles and squares based on their defining attributes, even if they have different sizes or positions. Join King Geo and his scout, Quad, as they search for rectangles and squares in this interactive tutorial. 

This is part of a series on the defining attributes of shapes. Click the links below.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Briana's Shape Playground:

Learn how to identify the similarities and differences in the number of sides of two-dimensional shapes in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Educational Game

Is it 2D or 3D?:

Score points by sorting 2D and 3D shapes into the correct basket as they fly by. Lose points if you answer incorrectly.

Type: Educational Game

Virtual Manipulatives

Pattern Blocks (NLVM's grades PreK-2):

This virtual manipulative will allow the students to form different kinds of patterns. Learners will be able to describe parts in relation to a whole group. They will also be able to distinguish between characteristics of shapes.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

Attribute Blocks (Identifying Attributes):

This virtual manipulative will help the learners by presenting them with variety of attributes blocks. The blocks pictured in the work space have attributes such as: sizes (large, small), shape (circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon), and color (red, yellow, blue, green). Each problem presents the user with a collection of blocks within the central oval that shares a common attribute. The task is to identify the common attribute.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

Shape Tool:

This virtual manipulative allows you to create, color, enlarge, shrink, rotate, reflect, slice, and glue geometric shapes, such as: squares, triangles, rhombi, trapezoids and hexagons.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

Long or Short?:

This is an interactive game where students are prompted to distinguish between a longer or shorter object. The tool increases in difficulty as the student progresses.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this course.

In addition to the listed benchmarks and standards, the following mathematical practices are required content:

MAFS.K12.MP.5.1: Use appropriate tools strategically.
MAFS.K12.MP.6.1: Attend to precision.
MAFS.K12.MP.7.1: Look for and make use of structure.

In addition to the listed benchmarks and standards, the following clusters and Speaking and Listening standards are required content:

LAFS.K.SL.1.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.