Provide inspiration for elementary and middle school art projects with 126 different theme ideas. There are 21 pages with 6 themes each. These are great for open ended projects, early finishers or a simple sub plan. Print these onto card stock, laminate and cut. They can be used over and over with several different grade levels. These are appropriate for grades 2-8, with some themes being better suited to certain grade levels than others.
Themes range from Generalized: music, patterns, animals; Specific: trucks, portrait, candy factory; Imaginative: imaginary place, unusual creatures, my amazing robot; Personalized: I can’t wait until…, all about me, I’m most proud of…; Open Ended: motion, what is that?, it’s random. There is also a blank editable template to add additional themes.
My students enjoy using these cards as idea starters when they need some inspiration. The cards can also be used as a challenge or lesson, such as: “Choose three cards and combine them into one artwork.”