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.
The front cover:
Illustrate the 9 answers to prompts with thumbnail doodles or drawings, eg age, family, favourite 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 colour?
What colours 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.
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.
All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan 2016