Family Coat of Arms Grade Level: 3-8


Family Coat of Arms

Art Lesson Plan by Display My Art



Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Label the elements of a coat of arms.
  2. Summarize the purpose and significance of coats of arms.
  3. Design a personal coat of arms.


Anchor Standard #2
-Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

Anchor Standard #3
Refine and Complete artistic work.

Anchor Standard #10
-Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

Anchor Standard #11
-Relate artistic ideas and work with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.



In Medieval Times, a Coat of Arms represented one’s accomplishments, heritage, and values. What represents you? Consider your hobbies, pets, sports, religion, favorite foods, a self or family portrait, your home, favorite colors, a special vacation, or your nationality. Using a pencil and eraser, follow steps 1 through 3 below. DRAW LIGHTLY! Then complete step 4 with markers or other drawing materials.



With pencil draw what’s in orange.

Family Coat of Arms Art Lesson Plan










With pencil draw what’s in orange. Divide the shape in 3 or 4 sections. Your
top section can be combined for a larger drawing space, perfect for a family

Family Coat of Arms Art Lesson Plan










With an eraser, erase what’s in blue.

Family Coat of Arms Art Lesson Plan


Choose three or four subjects of interest and draw a picture of that subject in each section (such as a flag for your nationality/nationalities, your family pet, your favorite activity or food). For the banner, use your last name, your first name or a family motto. Fill up the background space with bright colors and have fun! Trace all lines of the family coat of arms when you’re done.

Family Coat of Arms Art Lesson Plan


*Don’t forget to put student name and year on the drawing, at least one inch away from the outside border.*

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Required Materials

  • 01Display My Art drawing paper
  • 02Pencil
  • 03Markers
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