Tame those wild things with fun activities to keep them engaged! This monster drawing game will help you teach visual texture (also called implied texture) to your elementary students. Pair well with the book, Where the Wild Things Are. Imagine these silly monsters in your hallway along with one of the two included writing prompts. Need a no fuss, last minute art sub plan?
Are you going to be absent and need a last minute art lesson for the substitute? In search of an activity for a remote learning or distance learning situation? Relieve the stress of being absent! This Wild Things art project is structured in a way that students can do the reading and practice drawing in one lesson, and the actual project when you return the following week.
Planning on a maternity leave and looking for engaging, ready-to-go art projects that even an uncertified art sub could handle? No worries! This lesson includes everything from the activity to self-assessment resources that will keep students learning while you're out on leave.
Fill up your art sub plan folder with thorough art lessons that will motivate your students and not overwhelm your substitute. Leave copies of the game in a labeled folder inside the tub along with some dice. Once your students know how to play the game, they're easy to leave with a sub!
Are you trying to cultivate self-reliance in your art room? This how to draw a monster art game makes for the best and most productive early finisher activity for your students.
Set up a choice-based art center where students select an activity amongst different ones. Print out the game board and directions back to back, put them in a labeled folders, and let them pick what they'd like to create. This is similar to a directed drawing activity in which students are guided through the art process.
If you're an art teacher looking for a differentiated art lesson that boosts independent thinking, problem-solving, and skill-acquisition, this will do the trick.
In art, there are four main ways to differentiate: by the outcome of the project, the task at hand, the supplemental resources given to students, and the amount of support offered to each student. Despite students selecting designs from the same Wild Things game board, the outcome of each project is unique to the creator.
YOU WILL RECEIVE
- 12-Page, Non-Editable PDF
- 9-Page, Non-Editable PowerPoint Presentation
- Dice Game
- Choice-Based Drawing Version of the Game
- Step-by-Step Picture Tutorial and Directions
- 2 Writing Prompts
- 2 Coloring Pages
- Texture Worksheet
- Texture Practice Page
- Paperless Google Drive digital resource for students (also for use in Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Seesaw, Microsoft OneDrive, Teams, and anywhere else you can share a link to a file...link on the bottom of page 2)
- Digital Spinner Wheels in the download as well as on Google Slides and YouTube (links on the bottom of page 3)
WILD THINGS GAME DIRECTIONS
You will create a wild monster by rolling the die and collecting the different textures required to create it.
- First, trace the monster onto another sheet of heavy white drawing paper.
- Then, draw a face on it. Or, draw your own monster! You can add a tail, wings, horns or anything else you think would make your monster look interesting!
- Next, roll the die to select which texture you’ll draw for each body part: head, body, arms, legs, and tail.
- Once done, outline everything.
- Use tempera cake paints to paint the monster.
- Allow each area to dry slightly before moving on to a neighboring area of the design.
- When dry, cut it out.
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