Fourth Grade Art Lessons • Bundle of Elementary Art Activities

Original price was: $40.00.Current price is: $31.00.

How to Draw a Sunflower in the Style of Van Gogh • Integrated Art Lesson

Task Card & Foldable Zine for Markers & Colored Pencil Techniques

How to Draw a Castle in the Style of Mary Blair

Celtic Knot Color Wheels for Coloring

Elements of Art for Beginners - Abstracts

Turkey Drawing

How to Draw Monsters



This versatile fourth grade art lesson collection is perfect for elementary students in grades 4. This bundle includes seven engaging lessons covering a variety of artistic skills and concepts. This selection of art lessons features a lesson on a famous artist, color theory, color practice, and the exploration of abstract art. Additionally, students will enjoy a guided drawing activity (directed drawing) and an entertaining animal-themed roll & draw game.

This is not meant to be a full curriculum, but it will get you through a significant part of your year. You can extend several of these lessons by finishing them with paint or mixed media. You could also have students make a monster out of clay.


What you’ll love!

♥ Covers diverse skills and ideas across elementary grade levels.

♥ Fosters the mastery of various drawing strategies.

♥ Save time with user-friendly lesson plans and easy prep.

♥ Ensures student engagement and enjoyment.

♥ A valuable collection you’ll use for years to come.


Summary of what you Get:

  • Famous Artist • Van Gogh Sunflowers (also art critique)
  • Elements & Principles • Art Task Cards and Foldable Zines (color, texture, value, & pattern)
  • Color Theory • Mary Blair Castles (also analogous colors)
  • Color Practice • Celtic Knot Color Wheels
  • Abstract • Abstract Elements (also elements of art)
  • Animal Roll & Draw • Turkey Drawing (with fancy feathers)
  • Directed Drawing • How to Draw Monsters (also textures)


More details about each lesson:


1 Van Gogh Sunflowers

  • Roll and Draw Instructions (2 pages)
  • Roll and Draw Sheet & Choice Drawing Page (2 pages)
  • Description Card Instructions (2 pages)
  • Description Cards (4 pages)
  • Drawing Pages (4 pages)
  • Writing and Rubric Instructions + Goals (3 pages)
  • Element of Art/Principles of Design (3 pages)
  • Writing and Rubric Pages (4 pages)
  • Matching Instructions (1 page)
  • Matching Sheets (4 pages)
  • Matching Answer Pages (4 pages)
  • Presentation (in a separate file – 13 slides)

>>>>> That makes 33 pages of lesson material & 13 presentation slides.

Van Gogh Sunflower Feedback:


Love everything about this art project! My students were very engaged and learned about Van Gogh the process!

~ Jeryl W.


2 Art Task Cards and Foldable Zines:

  • 12 task cards (3 pages)
  • 2 Zines (2 pages)
  • Zine Folding Instructions (1 page)
  • Pattern Ideas (1 page)
  • Teacher Instructions (2 pages)

>>>> A total of 9 pages! 

Art Task Cards and Foldable Zines Feedback:


These booklets were a big hit with my middle elementary students. It gives them a mini-bootcamp prep for choice based art, and there is something about little books that kids love!

~ Virtually There


3 Mary Blair Castle:

  • Teacher Instructions (8 pages)
  • Student Instructions (1 page)
  • Color Exploration Pages (2 pages)
  • Castle Drawing Ideas (4 pages)
  • Dome Drawing Ideas (3 pages)
  • Sun Drawing Ideas (3 pages)
  • Clock Face Drawing Ideas (3 pages)
  • Blank Castle – Quick Start (3 pages)
  • Grid Paper (1 page)
  • Print & Go (1 page)
  • Coloring Pages (3 pages)
  • Mary Blair Portrait (2 pages)

>>>>> A total of 34 pages in the individual castle lesson

Mary Blair Castle Feedback:


This resource came with a lot of ideas on how to do the artwork. There was a lot of pages to ensure that each child’s artwork was unique. It was easy to implement and my child actually sat down and used his watercolors to make it appear like Mary Blair’s. There is so many different variations that I could use this same resource multiple different ways and still come out with something different each time.

~ Mouse Ears and Coffee Beans


4 Celtic Knot Color Wheels:

  • Illustrated Instructions (12 pages)
  • Editable Rubrics (Google Slides) (16 pages)
  • Non-Editable Rubrics (12 pages)
  • Rubric Boxes (10 pages)
  • Criteria (18 files)
  • Pictures (16 files)
  • Student Labels (10 files)
  • Face (6 files)
  • Descriptors by Students (6 pages)

>>>> A total of 106 pages!

Celtic Knot Color Wheels Feedback:


This is a great way to learn about the color wheel and such a beautiful format.

~Megan S.


5 Abstract Elements:

  • Teacher Instructions (2 pages)
  • Student Instructions (1 page)
  • Vocabulary (1 page)
  • Roll & Draw (3 pages)
  • Choice Drawing (3 pages)
  • Coloring / Sample (3 pages)

>>>>> A total of 13 pages!

Abstract Elements Feedback:


Love this resource- so fun and we get some unexpected results! It encourages us to draw combinations we would not have picked on our own!

~ Gerri T.


6 Turkey Drawing:

  • Directed Drawing (1 page)
  • Choice Drawing (2 pages)
  • Roll & Draw (2 pages)
  • Print & Go (1 page)
  • Coloring Pages (3 pages)
  • Feather Ideas (6 pages)
  • Certificates for Drawing Challenge (6 pages)
  • Assessments & I Can Statements (4 pages)
  • Turkey Token Art Critique Activity (5 pages)
  • Teacher Instructions (7 pages)

>>>>> A total of 35 pages!

Turkey Drawing Feedback:


Quick to implement and enjoyable activity for students. Relevant to follow any read aloud that relates to Thanksgiving or harvest time. ~ Susan S.


7 How to Draw Monsters:

  • Teacher Instructions (4 pages)
  • Directed Drawing with words (4 pages)
  • Directed Drawing in color (4 pages)
  • Choice Drawing (6 pages)
  • Sample Monsters (4 pages)
  • Directed Drawing – 3 per page (8 pages)
  • Print & Go (4 pages)

>>>>> A total of 34 pages!

How to Draw Monsters Feedback:


My students had so much fun creating their monsters. I see a lot of potential in using this lesson over time in applying different techniques. Bonus it helps them not be too serious and have fun. Thanks for such a thorough, detailed and well thought out lesson. And super cute.

~ Dana H.



✨ From studying van Gogh and Mary Blair to making foldable zines and drawing turkeys with fancy feathers, this bundle makes teaching fourth grade art fun! ✨



Be sure to take a look at this Art Lesson Bundle, which includes all the grade-level bundles.

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You can also add on these bundles without repeating any lessons:



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