Fantasy Fruits



Title of the lesson: Fantasy Fruits.

For grade level: 3-4 grades.

Duration: 2 sessions (about 45 minutes per session).

Media type: Drawing.

Media: colored pencils.

Subject matter: Imagination.

Content standards: (AERO Visual Art Standards- American Project Reach Out).

  1. Use the creative processes and the language of art to communicate through a variety of media and techniques.

1.2 Understand and use the language of art: the elements of art and principles of design.

1.4 Develop skills and craftsmanship with materials, tools and techniques

  1. Make connections between art, personal experience, and the world.


Focus: the students stretch their imagination in creating imaginary fruits with a variety of lines,

shapes, and colors. 

Objectives: students will be able to

  • Name some sorts of fruits.
  • Identify how fruits are good for health.
  • Distinguish between sizes of fruits.
  • Identify and use a variety of lines, imaginary fruits in free form shapes.
  • Incorporate a variety of ordered and random patterns using lines, shapes, and colors.
  • Manipulate the media in a variety of techniques for creating art.


  • Observation, Discussion, Rubric.

Drawing rubric criterion: (rated on scale of 1-5).  

  • Work is neat/ well drawn with detail.
  • Colored pencil neatly applied to create textures.
  • Minimum of 5 textures incorporated.
  • Minimum of 5 line designs incorporated.
  • Minimum of 5 geometric and organic shapes incorporated.
  • Primary, secondary, and intermediate colors.
  • Value, lights and darks of a color.
  • Detail in drawing evident.
  • Student is on task, works independently to complete work.


Materials: Sorts of fruits_ teacher-made sample of this lesson_ drawing papers_ pencils_ erasers_ colored pencils.

Vocabulary: line_ color_ free form shapes_ organic and geometric shapes.

Instructional Method: ways of presenting: direct instruction- story telling- experimental.


1- Teacher tells story about fantasy fruits, and show images represent imaginary fruits, as well as teacher shows students organic fruits.

2_ Students discussed fruits advantage for health.

3_ Teacher promotes students to distinguish between imaginary and real fruits.

4_ Students discuss lines, shape, textures, and shape of fruits.

5_ Students use of different types of free form and lines to very unusual shapes.

6_ later, students begin creating their “fantasy fruits”.

7_ students add a sun or moon, trees, scrubs, building, flowers, and other landscaping features.

8_ Finally. They discuss and color softly, with the side of their pencil, they color in a background