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Example of Art Lesson Plan:Valentine Card Making

Example of Art Lesson Plan:Valentine Card Making
Unit name Card Making
Lesson Title Valentine's Card Making
Year Level / Subject Area (Course Name) Multi-grade (Grades IV Grades III, and Grade I)/ Music and Arts
Time allotted for lesson

1 meeting

60-minute sessionOpening prayer
Introduction to Card Making
Demonstration proper Activity
Sharing/Oral Recitation
Exchanging of Cards
Closing prayer
Students' present level of performance and skills The pupils are currently grades 5, 3, and 1, age ranges from 7 to 11 years old.The class is compose of 6 pupils - 2 oneth-grader pupils are good in oral recitation, 2 third-grader pupils are good in art making, and the other 2 fifth-grader are good in comprehension. In spite of their age bracket, they had already build an interest in art-making. These pupils may require multiple approaches to cater their individual capabilities according to their age range; Thus, the subject matter tackles on basic, simple, and concrete examples on how to make a Valentine's card. The pupils had already knowledge on basic different cards on special occasions, eg. Christmas, birthday, Valentine's card, etc. during their previous music and arts subject. They can already identify the different kinds of cards. Moreover, they are aware that the Month of February is a celebration for Valentines.
Short Description of Lesson These pupils may require multiple approaches to cater their individual capabilities according to their age range; Thus, the subject matter tackles on basic, simple, and concrete examples on how to make a Valentine's card. The lesson is also includes a simple explanation of why making of and giving Valentine's Card is important.
Instructional Objectives
  • At the end of a 60 -minute period , the pupil should be able to create at least out of 5 examples of a Valentine's Card provided with art materials;
  • Given with different examples of a Valentine's Card finished-product, the pupil should be able to share in a class orally;
  • Value the importance of Valentine's Card Making through giving of cards
Materials, Resources and Technology Needed


  • The 'How' of Making Cards for Elementary Students

Materials/ Resources:

  • Bond and colored papers (red, yellow, white, etc.)
  • pair of scissors
  • paste/glue
  • pen/ color pens
  • glitters and any additional art materials (optional)

Reference Link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine's_Day https://www.vickiscardmakingideas.com/ https://crafts.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Card_Making
Anticipatory Set or Focus Entry

Motivation Song:

'I Love You! You Love Me!' (related to their proceeding activity)

Art of Questioning:

The teacher will ask: "What is the exact date today? Today is _________. What have you noticed in our classroom (pointing to the hearts posted around the classroom)? Do you see unusual things? Do you love yourself? Your friends? Your parents? What do you think is our activity today?

Instructional Procedures


  • The teacher will introduce first the materials needed for the Valentine's Card Making.
  • After which, the teacher will demonstrate to the class the steps in making Valentine's Card:
1st step: Choose a piece of colored bond paper. Fold it into two. 2nd step: On another piece of red bond paper/cartolina/art paper, cut a large heart-shape. Cut another four little heart-shape. 3rd step: After cutting the heart shapes, paste it on the folded colored bond paper 4th step: Put some short labels and message on it. For additional decorations, you can put some glitters and more hearts on it.


  • Activity Proper
    • The teacher will let the pupils make their own cards out of the materials given, following the demonstration that is presented in the class. During the activity, the teacher will entertain some questions/queries raised by the pupils; at the same time, the teacher will also guide and facilitate.
Informal Observation (Follow-up):
  • Art of questioning:
    • The teacher will ask some question 'friendly' approach like to whom they will be giving the card afterwards, why they chose that kind of colors and styles, etc.
Guided Practice /Instructional Strategies

Instructional Strategy:

  1. Demonstration Approach- Wherein, the teacher will demonstrate and present to the class firsthand, and the pupils will follow afterwards. This type of approach will best suit to the activity given.
  2. Collaborative Approach - combining pupils' ideas is very helpful in making a creative output

Guided Practice:

  1. Informal Observation- is an alternative way of assessing whether the student is able to understand the presentation.
  2. Art of Questioning- For a class having multiple learners, this is one way to cater those who are good in the oral recitations.


Affective Assessment:

  • Individual Sharing:Each one of the class will be asked to share their output. They are to read the message, even a short one that they have written on the card.

Giving and Exchanging of Valentine's Cards:

  • After the individual sharing, the class will give their cards to the person they are intended to give it e.g Teacher, classmates.
  • The pupils will hug and kiss and say 'Thank You!' to one another as a symbol of celebrating the Valentine's Day
Closure Synthesis:
  • The teacher will asked the students: How do you find the activity? Do you enjoy it? Are you happy?
  • The teacher then will provide some positive comments about the activity
  • The teacher will briefly (to avoid complications especially those who are in lower grade level pupils) explain the importance of the Valentine's Card making.
Reinforcement or Assignment

Special Card For Special Parent:

  • The class will be asked to make another creative Valentine's Card. This time, they are to give it to their parents.

Alternative Assessment:

  • Performance based - teacher will indirectly observe whether the pupils are thoroughly followed the steps presented in making Valentine's Card.
  • Oral Recitations - each one in the class will share their own creation orally.
  • Affective assessment - The teacher will provide some questions whether they understood what is the importance of the activity. This is to let them appreciate their work, friendship and love that is present during the activity proper.