Our DIY bead kits come with everything you need:
- 4 online lesson plans (for K - Grade 6)
- supplies/beads/tools for students to make first nations necklace
Prices include taxes & shipping
40 - 80 students $6.99 per student
81 or more students $5.99 per student
Here's what your kit includes:
- minimum 11 bead colors (variety of colors for students to make unlimited designs!) Larger orders 18 bead choices.
- wire necklace loops
- blank pendants
- beading tray plates
- symbolic animal images for pendant
- round hole punch (for cutting out images)
-'Handmade with Love' tags and fasteners
Here's what the lessons are about:
Consists of learning about first nations symbolic animals. Each animal represents and symbolizes human traits, personality and values. (Note: A variety of activities and exercises are available where students identify their symbolic animal for the characteristics they most identify with (full online instructions included with the lesson plans).
First Nations teaching and discussion. Students engage in an interactive discussion on traditional and contemporary Aboriginal arts and arts-making processes. This includes the history of beads in Aboriginal traditions, cultural and spiritual significance of beadwork as well as materials, patterns, techniques and symbolic meanings.
Beading activity – students make their beaded pendant project. For older students, further complexity is incorporated with color theory.
Homework. Students take their beaded project home along with symbolic animal descriptions and have parents input and discussion with child. Parents can use the qualities of symbolic animals to expand on characteristics they see in child (based on animal traits). This is a positive opportunity for the parents to confirm the child’s qualities inherent in the child as well as to identify areas where child will want to expand his/her capacities.
In the 4 lesson plans, students will learn about:
traditional and contemporary Aboriginal arts and arts-making processes
history of beads in First People’s traditions
cultural and spiritual significance of beadwork
materials, patterns, techniques and symbolic meanings
Math (Math 1 used as an example)
Identifying sorting rules
Repeating patterns with multiple elements/attributes
Investigating numerical patterns
Beading using 3-5 colors
First Nations, Cultural Awareness & Diversity
Elements of design: line, shape, space, texture, colour, form
Principles of design: repetition, contrast, emphasis
Explore elements, process, materials, movement, technologies of the arts
Develop processes and technical skills in a variety of art forms to nurture motivation, development and imagination
Creative Thinking (core competency)