Class: Primary 2

Term: 3rd Term

Week: 7

Age: 8 years

Duration: 40 minutes

Subject: Cultural And Creative Arts

Curriculum Theme: Cultural And Creative Arts

Previous Lesson: Things Associated With Festivals

Topic: Drawing And Painting

Content: Drawing And Painting Of Costumes Used In Carnivals And Festivals

Performance Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Cognitive Domain: Identify and describe costumes used in carnivals and festivals.
  • Affective Domain: Express appreciation for the creativity involved in festival costumes.
  • Psychomotor Domain: Draw and paint a simple costume used in carnivals or festivals.
  • Social Domain: Share their artwork with classmates and discuss their drawings.

Reference Materials:
The following resources were used in planning this lesson:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information from
  • Relevant Textbooks

Instructional Materials:
The teacher will teach this lesson with the aid of:

  • Pictures of carnival and festival costumes
  • Drawing paper
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Paints and brushes
  • Examples of finished drawings and paintings

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the art of drawing and painting costumes used in carnivals and festivals helps pupils appreciate cultural diversity and express their creativity. It is relevant as it enhances their artistic skills and cultural awareness, which are important in daily life and in fostering a sense of community.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils have previously learned about different festivals and the things associated with them, including costumes.


Learning Area: Drawing And Painting

To deliver this lesson, the teacher will adopt the following steps:

Content DevelopmentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupils’ ActivityLearning Point
Step 1: Introduction5 minsDiscussionSet inductionIntroduce the lesson by showing pictures of carnival and festival costumes. Ask pupils about the festivals they know and what people wear.Respond to questions and share their experiences.Engage pupils and activate prior knowledge about festivals and costumes.
Step 2: Explanation10 minsExplanationDirect teachingExplain how costumes are used in carnivals and festivals. Show examples and highlight key features such as colors, patterns, and accessories.Listen and observe the examples shown.Understand the significance and features of festival costumes.
Step 3: Demonstration10 minsDemonstrationModelingDemonstrate how to draw a simple costume, starting with basic shapes and adding details.Watch and follow the demonstration.Learn the steps involved in drawing a costume.
Step 4: Guided Practice10 minsPracticeGuided practiceGuide pupils as they start drawing their own costumes. Provide individual support and feedback.Begin drawing their own costumes with guidance.Apply the learned techniques in their own drawings.
Step 5: Painting5 minsActivityHands-on activityShow how to paint the drawn costumes, emphasizing color choices and painting techniques.Paint their drawn costumes using the provided materials.Enhance their drawings with colors, applying painting techniques.
Step 6: Sharing and Discussion5 minsDiscussionPeer interactionEncourage pupils to share their drawings and paintings with the class and discuss what they have drawn.Share and discuss their artwork with peers.Develop confidence and communication skills through sharing.
Step 7: Conclusion2 minsSummaryRecapSummarize the lesson by revisiting key points about drawing and painting costumes used in carnivals and festivals.Listen and ask any final questions.Reinforce the key concepts learned during the lesson.

Classroom Note:

Drawing And Painting

Drawing and painting costumes used in carnivals and festivals.

  1. Drawing:
  • Start by drawing basic shapes like circles, ovals, and rectangles to outline the costume.
  • Add details such as hats, feathers, beads, and other decorations.
  • Make sure to include any patterns or designs typical of the costume.
  1. Painting:
  • Choose bright and bold colors that are commonly used in festival costumes.
  • Use a fine brush to carefully paint within the lines of your drawing.
  • Mix colors if needed to get the desired shades.

Lesson Evaluation:
To evaluate the learning, the teacher asks pupils to:

  1. What are some common features of carnival costumes?
  2. Can you name a festival and describe a costume used in it?
  3. Show your drawing and explain the different parts of the costume you drew.
  4. How did you choose the colors for your painting?

Note for teachers using my lesson plan:
Hi there, remember that I didn’t make this lesson plan with any particular class or teacher in mind and I tried as much as possible with my experience and expertise to deliver this plan in a standard and effective style utilizing the best strategy and methods. Nevertheless, you are free to customize the lesson content, teaching methods, timing and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, pupils comprehension, curriculum, and resources available to you. Happy teaching!

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Last Update: May 30, 2024