'All About Me' Pictures, Words & Doodles First Day Back to School Activity & Garland

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Create 'A Ball About Me', a fun, first week back to school creative activity.
Students can explore what they like and get to learn more about each other.
This is a helpful insight for the new teacher too.

This football template encourages children to consider the instructions (listed below) and to illustrate their answers in a personal, imaginative way using doodles, mark making, graffiti style lettering and imagery.
The colour example uses a black ball point pen and felt tips to create a modern, illustrative style to appeal to year 3's and above.
Invite students to consider the style of their favourite artist (eg Andy Warhol, Lichtenstein) or author (eg Liz Pichon who writes and illustrates the popular Tom Gates books)

Instructions on the ball template include:
Self Portrait
Favourite song, food, book, sport and colour
Doodles: Colour this, take a line for a walk, draw circles, squares, triangles, lines.

The finished footballs will make a great group wall display and would also work well laminated and suspended from the ceiling.
Also great as personal journal or sketchbook covers for students.

This pack also includes 'A Ball About Me' garland for students to decorate, cut out and display.
With 2 letters per page, this will make a large welcoming banner for the new classroom or bulletin board.

All artwork is designed by me, and is vector based, so can be enlarged without pixelating.

Ideal for use as an icebreaker activity or as an art specific lesson.

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CreatedJul 13, 2016
UpdatedJul 13, 2016

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