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The Imagination Box

I'm passionate about creativity. I believe in the power of art as education - it helps kids develop self esteem, problem solve, play, imagine, relax, work as a team and express how they feel. My printable art and design resources enable children to explore seasonal project activities in an imaginative way.

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I'm passionate about creativity. I believe in the power of art as education - it helps kids develop self esteem, problem solve, play, imagine, relax, work as a team and express how they feel. My printable art and design resources enable children to explore seasonal project activities in an imaginative way.
All About Me Back to School 'Art Phone' creative lesson
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All About Me Back to School 'Art Phone' creative lesson

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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 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
All About Me Back to School Pop Art Box & Task Cards
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All About Me Back to School Pop Art Box & Task Cards

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This ‘Pop Art Box About Me’ art and getting to know you resource, is a fun, first week back to school ice breaker for both girls and boys. It is a really creative way for teachers and students to learn more about each other. Invite students to create a unique ‘All About Me Box’, following the template prompts using Pop Art style doodles and words. Box prompts include: Age, name, grade, self portrait, favorite colors, favorite fruit, my top goal, I love… Students can then fill their boxes with a selection of question cards and work in pairs or small groups to explore their learning goals, aspirations, likes and dislikes. 36 question cards are included, along with blanks for students to have some fun and invent their own questions and games, for example, ‘Would you rather…’ Another task is to make a ‘card to myself’ with a message or goal, or a kind note for a friend. For example, students can give these to their teacher to open at the end of the year. The coloured, finished example included features a girl’s face. However the actual face template has a ‘generic bald head’ so both boys and girls can create a self portrait from this outline. Classroom Decor includes Pop Art inspired garlands and posters to colour and display. There are doodle pages to keep early finishers occupied. UK/Aus/Can spelling options of favourite and colour are included in the templates. Boxes measure 2.6 x 2.6 x 2.6 inches / 6.6 x 6.6 x 6.6cm when finished. The entire box template is designed to fit one sheet of US Letter or A4 sized paper. A larger box template is also included if you have access to an 11x14 or A3 printer. The finished boxes make a fabulous display, on the bulletin board, pegged up on a line as a garland or suspended from the ceiling with clear thread. Photographs of completed examples are included in the pack.
Growth Mindset Coloring Pages and Motivational Posters
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Growth Mindset Coloring Pages and Motivational Posters

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Create a positive, inspiring and respectful learning environment in your classroom with these imaginative, fun growth mindset posters, colouring pages, garlands and bookmarks. Contents: Growth Mindset Poster Positive affirmations, including, ‘I love a challenge, I am determined to succeed’ Fixed Mindset Poster Encourage an awareness that this doesn’t help us move forward ’I’m just not good enough, there’s no point in trying’ Questionnaire to encourage creative problem solving and personal growth: ‘3 ways I can’… be more imaginative, be an explorer, find inspiration… Ten colorful posters to decorate your classroom: Create Art, Dream Big, Get inspired, Be an Explorer, Be Awesome, Be Kind, Just Imagine, Try Again, Respect others, Just Be You All ten posters are included as outline colouring page templates Each poster is included as ‘4 to a page’ postcard size ‘affirmation cards’ A coloured garland to decorate the classroom Garland outline colouring template for students to decorate Photographed examples of 4 finished poster artworks to inspire your students. Ten ‘motivational words’ for the bulletin board or to use as student bookmarks: Solve, Design, Invent, Inspire, Create, Dream, Imagine, Enjoy, Explore, Smile! Ideal classroom decor to wow your students during the first week back!