This is a great activity for the beginning of the year. Using different modalities for student to gain an understanding of "theme" and providing examples of theme through visuals, an art project,writing, reading, and sharing in cooperative groups.
This activity can be adapted for most grade levels from 2nd - 8th grade. The end product can be use for open house displays, bulletin board, and saved in portfolio.
The art collage can be laminated on an interactive notebook with packing tape.