Engage children creatively with this Instagram style, 'tech' mobile phone/tablet 'All About Me' first week back, art and writing activity.
Children can learn more about themselves and their peers and teachers can get to know more about their new classroom individuals in an imaginative way.
This 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.
Please note this activity has been updated (9.3.16) to include 2 sizes of templates to choose from:
1. smartphone size 3.7x7.3 inches
2. tablet size 5 x 10 inches
The front cover:
Illustrate the 9 answers to prompts with thumbnail doodles or drawings, eg age, family, favorite movie, animal etc
The 2 fold out inner pages:
1. 'Let's Chat', designed in a text message style, asks more investigative questions including,
How will you achieve your goals?
What support do you need?
2. 'More About Me':
Includes, name your 3 goals, 5 fascinating facts
Open ended questions to complete, such as 'I imagine...'
'People like me because...'
Considerations, how to use this activity:
How can students move beyond words, and 'draw their answers'
Consider the space around the images you 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
The included example uses a black ball point pen and felt tips
The completed art-phones slip comfortably into a back pocket.
They will work well pegged up as a garland or can decorate a wall, door or bulletin board.
Templates are designed by me on Adobe Illustrator, and are vector based, so can be enlarged to any size without pixelating if you prefer to work to a larger scale than the templates provided.
These templates are designed to print on US letter/A4 size paper
Ideal for use as an icebreaker activity or as an art specific lesson.
Here are some more Back to School / All About Me Creative Activities 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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