Back to School Week!
Engage children creatively with this 'All About Me' Instagram style, ‘tech-art' mobile phone getting to know you, art and writing activity.
Teachers can get to know more about their new students in an imaginative, fun way and the class can learn more about themselves and their peers. Ideal for use as an icebreaker activity or as an art specific lesson.
This modern activity invites students to cut out and make their own fold out booklet style art-phone, and then to complete the image making on the front cover and the written elements inside.
More about the art-phone project:
1. The front cover of the activity:
Invite students to respond to and illustrate the 9 questions or prompts, with thumbnail doodles or drawings:
Age, my family, best food, favorite animal, favorite color, best subject, dream destination, I love...., I don't like....
2. The fold out inside pages:
’Let's Chat', is designed in a text message style, and asks more investigative questions:
How will you achieve your goals?
What support do you need?
What do you like most about school?
What do you like least about school?
’More About Me’, prompts the following:
My top 3 goals
5 fascinating facts about me
People like me because
Open ended questions to complete, I aim to… I wonder if…I imagine that…. I feel….
Please note this activity includes 2 sizes of art-phone templates to choose from:
1. smartphone size 3.7x7.3 inches
2. tablet size 5 x 10 inches
Templates with UK/NZ/Australian spellings for 'favourite and colour" templates are also included in the pack
Only basic materials are needed:
Heavyweight paper for printing
Scissors and glue stick
Pens / pencils / felt tips for the artwork and written work
These templates are designed to print on US letter/A4 size paper
Considerations and how to use this activity:
Encourage students to move beyond words, and 'draw their answers'
Consider the space around the images they draw
How do the 9 images look collectively?
Is there an emerging theme or style or color?
What colors do we associate with words?
eg carrot: orange and green
How do students feel about the first week back to school?
It’s OK to express dislikes as well as likes, our fears along with our hopes
The photographed example uses a black ball point pen and felt tips
The completed art-phones slip comfortably into a back pocket for play.
They will work well pegged up collectively as a classroom garland or can decorate a wall, door or bulletin board.
Also included in the packet:
1. Mobile phone shaped All About Us garland making activities
2. Abstrct mobile phone coloring activity, exploring warm and cool colors - great for early finishers.
Please check out my Back to School Art Bundles below!
For $7.00, you can purchase my 3 pack bundle , which includes this activity, and 2 other popular activities and classroom decor resources
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For $13.50, you can purchase all 7 Imagination Box Back to School creative resources, including this one, as a Bundle which gives you a 30% discount, view here:
Back to School 7 Art Projects Bundle - Creative Activities & Classroom Decor
Here are some more fun Back to School / All About Me Creative Art Activities and Classroom Decoration Resources from The ImaginationBox.
All About Me, 50 free questions resource
A ball about me, activity and garland
All About Me artist activity, welcome back garland and posters
Make an 'Art Phone' all about me art lesson
My Summer Memories art and writing creative lesson
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