Middle school students use word blocks to build and move art words to create a new thought. This hands-on block art lesson is a way for students to build a sentence using an element of art or principle of design. Students then create an image based on the sentence and focus on the element or principle. The digital download includes: objectives, 8th grade Michigan visual arts benchmarks/standards addressed, assessment, material list, vocabulary and teacher resource list, activity, teacher example, student example, list of words, student handout. 3D blocks are not included; however a 2D paper boxes are attached to the lesson. This lesson is especially popular with my male students.