In the art world, few experiences are as enchanting and mesmerizing as the breathtaking beauty of stained glass windows. The vibrant colours, intricate designs, and how they play with light have captivated hearts for centuries. Now, imagine bringing this timeless art form right into your classroom!

Here's a fun and educational activity that will spark the creativity of elementary students and teach them about stained glass art in an enjoyable and hands-on way.

Let's get going!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 7 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and drawing pencils

This activity will help students learn about the history of stained glass and encourage them to explore the vibrant world of colours and patterns in their colouring designs.

It will help your child or student with:

  1. Fine Motor Skill Development and Attention to Detail: Coloring intricate patterns in the designs helps children refine their fine motor skills. It involves precise hand movements and coordination, which are essential for various activities in their daily lives.
  2. Art Appreciation: Through this activity, students appreciate stained glass art. They learn about its history and cultural significance, exposing them to different art forms and traditions.
  3. Historical and Cultural Exploration: The activity allows teachers to incorporate cross-curricular learning by discussing the historical and cultural context of stained glass windows, expanding students' knowledge of art, history, and geography.

Let's get creative!

Classroom Resources

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and learn more about the history of stained glass. Here's an interesting video about the origins of stained glass and its historical purpose:

Here's a detailed video about the production of stained glass:

  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable activity pack consists of 3 creative printable worksheets. Here's what it consists of:

  • 3 Printable Templated Stained Glass Colouring Sheets.
  • 1 Printable Templated Stained Glass Design Sheet

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