My Summer Memories, Back to School  'Art Phone' creative lesson
Engage children creatively with this Instagram style, 'tech' mobile phone/tablet 'My Summer Memories' first week back, art and writing activity.

Children can reflect, and capture a visual essence of their summer break using pictures and words.
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 summer activities with 9 thumbnail doodles or drawings,
favourites may include going to the beach, watching the Olympic games, camping, swimming etc
(colour example included)

The 2 fold out inner pages invite some written activity in response to prompts including:
My favourite memory, something i learnt, I visited, I created...etc

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 the ocean:turquoise and green

Work imaginatively!
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
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  • TESSummerMemories.pdf
  • Memories-front-cover.jpg
  • UKSummer-examples-p3.jpg
  • UKsummer-examples-p1.jpg
  • summer-examples-p2.jpg

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Created: Jul 30, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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