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    • Four grandchildrenFour grandchildrenLiliane

      Thanks for sharing your know-how. You make my four grandchildren very happy. Thanks again.

    • Retirement HomeRetirement HomeMelissa

      Love your ideas! I am the activity director at a retirement home and many of these ideas are applicable to the elderly as well. Thanks!

    • Giant NutcrackerGiant NutcrackerD.C.

      I must start by telling you how much fun I am having as I work on my giant nutcracker. I find myself smiling as I cut and glue and tear strips of newspaper. And, of course, I am humming some of the more familiar parts of The Nutcracker Suite as I work on each part. (more…)

    • A beneficial experienceA beneficial experienceAnoushka (5th grade teacher)

      During a story writing project, Joelle made puppets with my grade 5 class. The students were more committed because they knew they would use their story for a puppet play. This was a very beneficial experience for them. (more…)

    • A lot of funA lot of funLinda M.

      I like the projects very much; my son and I had a lot of fun making them together.

    • A very special craftA very special craftC. E.

      I heard about Animaplates from a colleague whose children had participated in one of Joelle’s workshops. I visited her website and discovered wonderful craft projects. For my event at the Museum, Joelle created a very special craft that was all the rage with visitors. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Animaplates. (more…)

    • Proud of themselvesProud of themselvesK-L (teacher in grade 5)

      I was very impressed and proud of my students when they presented [their puppet show] to the younger children and to the parents. They surpassed my expectations. They had memorized their text well and were able to remember and apply the constructive comments they had received. (more…)

    • Successful workshopsSuccessful workshopsAnne-Marie

      The Animaplates workshops in my grade 5/6 class were a success. The kids were able to create beautiful original puppets and to present children’s stories to the primary grades. The kids were so proud of their creations! Since I teach French immersion class, this experience has really given the students (more…)

    • An unusual chess setAn unusual chess setCéline B.

      A teacher with a passion for Animaplates built the Animaplates Chess Set with her students. As you can read in this newspaper article (in French), it was a great success.

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    Visual Arts in SchoolSchool

    Animaplates are visual arts activities that teach a lot more than art. They are designed to be integrated with the curriculum and can help you find different ways to reach your students.

    With Animaplates, you can integrate visual arts with Science, Drama, Language, Environment Studies and even Mathematics. Our Project Guides explain every project in detail, so that you can provide as much guidance to your students’ creativity as required for their age and maturity level.

    Whether you feel comfortable or challenged teaching visual arts, Animaplates will help you save time and make your lessons more fun for you and for your students.

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    Home Schooling

    Creative Projects for Home Schooling

    As a home schooling parent, you need all the help you can get. At Animaplates, we understand this.

    Animaplates were created by Joelle Meijer. When Joelle was a teacher she constantly tried to find new ways to make learning more fun and effective. She found that many topics that seem difficult to teach can be made more accessible (and more fun!) when they are introduced by or combined with an arts activity.

    Now you can benefit from 20 years of experience and get access to a wealth of educational resources.

    Easy Crafts, Awesome Projects

    Bring science lessons to life. Illustrate Bible stories. Make
    lesson time something they’ll look forward to!

    A free membership gives you access to over 150 free projects with step-by-step videos and printable instructions.

    A basic membership gives you access to an additional 80 premium projects specifically designed to integrate with the rest of your curriculum.

    For each premium Animaplates project you get:

    • Detailed instructions.
    • List of supplies you’ll need, so you can be prepared.
    • Teaching Resources that help you relate the arts activity to other learning objectives.
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    With a pro membership, you get even more resources for making your activities super interesting:

    • Puppet Plays that your kids can perform with their Animaplates puppets
    • Printable documents such as colouring pages and crossword puzzles
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    Kindergarten

    Kindergarten

    A basic membership gives you everything you need to organize original art activities that are easy and fun.

    For each premium Animaplates project you get:

    • Detailed instructions.
    • List of supplies, to help you prepare for the activity.
    • Teaching Resources that help you relate the arts activity to other learning objectives.

    With the pro membership, you also get additional resources for making your activities even more interesting. Pro membership can be shared by a maximum of five teachers or educators in the same school.

    Elementary School

    Elementary School

    For the elementary grades (and beyond) we recommend the pro membership. In addition to premium Animaplates project guides with detailed illustrated instructions and useful teaching resources, pro membership gives you access to lots of unique documents such as:

    • Puppet Plays that the students can perform with their Animaplates puppets
    • Printable documents such as colouring pages and crossword puzzles
    • more coming soon

    Pro membership can be shared by a maximum of five teachers in the same school.

    Home Daycare

    For your Home Daycare

    Animaplates crafts are fun and easy to make and require little preparation. The kids will be proud to take their craft home and impress their parents.

    A basic membership gives you what you need to start making Animaplates right away. With the pro membership, you get many additional resources for making your activities even more interesting.

    At Home

    With your kids or grandkids

    Never run out of ideas to keep your child busy. And if you’re a grandparent, your grandkids will love “doing art” with you.

    A basic membership give you all you need for many afternoons (or mornings) of fun. For each premium Animaplates project you get:

    • Detailed instructions.
    • List of supplies you’ll need, so you can be prepared.
    • Interesting facts about the animal or the object represented by the project.
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    For yourself

    With a basic membership you can:

    • Learn new painting techniques with our free how-to videos.
    • Get ideas for beautiful projects you can make for yourself or as gifts.
    • Print detailed instructions for premium Animaplates projects.
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