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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.

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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 T Shirt Art & Writing Activity
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All About Me Back to School T Shirt Art & Writing Activity

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This ‘T Shirt About Me’ art and writing activity, is a fun, first week back to school ice breaker for both boys and girls. It’s a really creative way for teachers and students to learn more about each other. Invite students to respond to 30 prompts and questions in a personal and imaginative way, using doodles, words, ‘graffiti style’ lettering and illustrations. **T shirt template 1: Art Activity ** There are 15 sections to illustrate responses to prompts, including: Self portrait, name, age, grade, favourite color, fruit, vegetable, sport, film, song… **T shirt template 2: Writing Activity ** There are 15 questions / prompts to respond to in written format, including: My top 3 goals this year, something I like at school, something I find challenging, if I were a superhero, I can make the world better by, I feel happy when, I feel sad when, I aim to, I wonder if… The T Shirt templates measure approximately 22 x 18cm / 8 x 7 inches and are designed to fit US Letter and A4 paper size for printing. The finished T shirts make a fabulous display, on the bulletin board or pegged up on a line as a garland. The designs are inspired by Piet Mondrian’s abstract work and the pack includes a poster and garland to make the classroom colourful and inspiring. Photographs of completed and partially completed examples included in the packet, use a black ball point pen and colored markers to create a modern, illustrative style to appeal to slightly older children, year 4+ The pack also contains activities for early finishers, including doodle pages and bookmarks to make. UK/Aus/Can templates with ‘colour’ and ‘favourite’ spellings are included in the pack. All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan 2018
'All About Me' Back To School Fun Football Doodle Art Activity
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'All About Me' Back To School Fun Football Doodle Art Activity

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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: Name Age Birthday 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.
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 Robot Art & Writing Activity
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All About Me Back to School Robot Art & Writing Activity

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This ‘Robot About Me’ art and writing activity, is a delightful first week back to school ice breaker and a really creative way for teachers and students to learn more about each other. Invite students to respond to prompts and questions in a personal and imaginative way, using doodles and words, to create a unique robot character. The pack also contains robot themed classroom decor and activities for early finishers. Contents: • Robot templates to decorate and construct, 2 x challenge level options are included a) Single page activity b) Robot activity with fold out booklet for writing and image making • Construction directions and photographs of finished examples for inspiration. I suggest teachers make a finished fold out example to show to students • Classroom decor - garlands, mini garlands and posters, in both colour and outline format • Doodle pages and bookmarks to keep early finishers occupied The finished robots make a fabulous display, on the bulletin board or pegged up on a line as a garland. Photographs of completed and partially completed examples are included in the packet, using a black ball point pen and colored markers to create a modern, illustrative style to appeal to slightly older children, grade 4+ The pack also contains activities for early finishers, including doodle pages and bookmarks to make.
    'Modern art' Easter colouring templates
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'Modern art' Easter colouring templates

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These 'modern art' hidden Easter Egg and Rabbit worksheets are a challenging creative activity for kids. They can help young artists and designers explore graphic design, and the impact of different color palettes - hot, cold etc. Use felt tips, crayons, pastels, watercolours, collage - depending on time available, age, level of ability.
Easter art and craft creative activities and classroom decor
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Easter art and craft creative activities and classroom decor

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This 55+ pages fun Easter themed art and craft resource pack has been designed to encourage students to explore shape, colour, design and pattern in an abstract, contemporary, experimental way and to provide plenty of Easter themed decorations to enhance the classroom or hoeschool environment. Templates include bunnies, chicks, hens and Easter eggs and are suitable for multi levels of creative ability. Contents: 1. 9 posters / digitally coloured examples to print out and decorate the classroom 2. 18 Easter themed templates to decorate. Encourage students to think about colour palettes, shape and design. Some templates are inspired by Andy Warhol, Paul Klee and European folk art which can provide a starting point for discussion. 3. Ten Easter card templates to decorate and make to take home 4. Two ‘Happy Easter’ printable garlands, one ready to hang, one for students to decorate themselves 5. A selection of photographed examples to show to students for generating ideas Key materials needed: 1. heavy weight paper 3. felt tips / pencils / oil pastels / crayons / watercolour paints and brushes 4. scissors 5. string / tape / pegs for the garlands Please take a look around my store, where you’ll find lots of inspiring and affordable resource packs to spark young imaginations and keep creativity flowing. All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan 2017
Free Fall/Autumn 'Pop Art Acorn' Creative Activity
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Free Fall/Autumn 'Pop Art Acorn' Creative Activity

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Celebrate Autumn and have some creative colourful fun with this free Pop Art inspired abstract acorn art activity. Experiment with felt tip pens, paints, oil pastels, crayons, pencils. For a more challenging activity with older children, try filling some of the shapes with pattern or collage. Encourage children to think about the range of colours they choose, to make the acorn stand out from the background.
Mothers Day Keepsake Gift Box art and craft activity pack
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Mothers Day Keepsake Gift Box art and craft activity pack

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Are you looking for a creative, fun Mother's Day art and craft activity for kids to make and take home to mum to treasure? This imaginative 'keepsake box' can be personalised by each student on the outside and filled with special surprises inside. This art and craft activity is suitable for 7-12 year olds - it involves design, colour, pattern, shape, careful cutting, construction, doodles, writing, wordsearch, card making and weaving with yarn. The resource pack contains the following: Instructions for use Photographs of the finished box and it's contents Box templates - with shapes and a blank for students to create their own Coloured example of the finished box Templates for mini cards and envelopes to go inside Template for fold out mini message to go inside Hearts and starts template with gift tags for yarn wrapping activity Daisy greetings card template Daisy doodle page Tulip greetings card template Tulip doodle page Mother's Day Word search activity - make your own special message This activity is designed to be printed on A4 and US letter suze paper Gift messages and word search activities contain both UK/Australia and US spellings Enjoy Mother's Day!
My Summer Memories, Back to School  'Art Phone' creative lesson
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My Summer Memories, Back to School 'Art Phone' creative lesson

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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
Football, sport themed  art, design and classroom decor resource
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Football, sport themed art, design and classroom decor resource

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This 41 page detailed football themed creative art activity pack has been designed to enthuse and engage children in a fun, experimental way. Templates and activity sheets have been created to encourage the exploration of colour, shape, abstract pattern, graphic and sportswear design. All designs are original and have been hand drawn and scanned or digitised by me to create unique activities. The 41 page pack also includes football inspired bunting and flags for the classroom or homeschool environment. There are also templates for medals, rosettes and trophies which are useful for end of term celebrations, awards and sports day activities. Ideal also for football themed kids parties or as handy time fillers on vacation or whilst travelling this summer. The pack includes the following templates with several colour examples for easy use in the classroom: ‘All about me’ football activity sheet Bunting, flags, medals, rosettes, trophy templatesto colour and make Finger puppets and soccer pitch templates for fun competition and play Design templates, to create football team strips, tops, shorts, socks, caps, football boots A selection of imaginative, creative doodle sheets and challenging coloring pages - includes footballs, football nets and more
Anzac Day Commemoration Poppy Art Activities and Poster Resource Pack
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Anzac Day Commemoration Poppy Art Activities and Poster Resource Pack

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Are you looking for a colourful and creative way to commemorate Anzac Day with students in Australia, New Zealand and around the world? Use these abstract, eye catching poppy templates and posters to create stunning artworks and Anzac Day displays for the classroom. Contents: 1. 2 coloured posters to print out and decorate the classroom 2. coloured bookmarks to print and cut out 3. ‘hidden poppy’ poster template 4. two ‘abstract’ poppy colouring sheets 5. draw your own poppy template 6. simple poppy template 7. make your own bookmarks template Examples: 3 coloured examples are included to give you ideas, using paints, pastels and felt tip pens Simple key materials needed: 1. heavyweight paper 3. felt tips / pencils / oil pastels / crayons / watercolour paints and brushes 4. scissors 5. string / tape / pegs if you would like to make a poppy garland Artworks are ready to print on A4 size paper and use UK/Australian spelling of 'colour' Please take a look around my shop, where you’ll find lots of inspiring and affordable art resource packs to spark young imaginations and keep creativity flowing.
'My Olympic Story' Summer Games imaginative learning & research activity
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'My Olympic Story' Summer Games imaginative learning & research activity

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This 2 page worksheet is an imaginative way to introduce children to the Olympic Games in Brazil . 'Close your eyes and imagine that you are a World Class athlete who will be participating in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. You will travel from your country to Brazil to compete in your sport. Afterwards you will have time to soak up the carnival atmosphere and cultural sites of Rio, sample the local food and then visit the Amazon Rainforest before returning home.' This free, 2 page creative activity sheet presents a series of questions and drawings boxes, for children to imagine themselves as an Olympic athletes and to stimulate learning and conversation about Brazil's cities, culture, sport, food, rainforest and more. Ideal for classroom use or a creative homework activity. If you enjoy this resource, you may like to view my other Olympic resources; Bumper 30 page Summer 2016 Rio Olympic Games Creative Art Activities Pack and Classroom Decor Summer Olympic Torch and Flame creative art activity template
Earth Day Poster and globe doodle colourful  art activity pack
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Earth Day Poster and globe doodle colourful art activity pack

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Celebrate Earth Day and bring creativity and colour to your classroom with this globe doodle art and poster resource. The globe art activity has been designed in sections so that students can experiment with using shades of greens for landmass and shades of blue for the ocean and then doodle over the finished artwork with words and symbols to create imaginative, original and modern artworks. The pack contains: 1. A digitally coloured poster to print out for the classroom 2. A poster template for students to colour and decorate their own 3. A globe template with painted examples for reference. 4. A fact sheet with ten facts about Earth Day Happy Earth Day!
Chinese New Year 2018 colouring pages and art
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Chinese New Year 2018 colouring pages and art

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Celebrate Chinese New Year 2018, The Year of The Dog, with colour, imagination and fun! This detailed creative Chinese New Year Art activity pack has been designed to enthuse and engage children in a fun, experimental way. The templates and activities aim to encourage the exploration of colour, shape, abstract pattern and graphic design whilst also providing Chinese New Year themed decor for the classroom or home. Use this range of creative activities throughout the festival period, for full art lessons, early finishers, fun stuff or creative homework. All ready to print and go' templates are formatted to print on US/A4 paper and only a simple range of art materials are needed - pencils, felt tips, oil pastels, glue, paints, string for garlands This 45 page pack includes: 1. Garlands to cut out and hang: Happy Chinese New Year 2018 Lantern bunting (includes colour your own and ready to hang) 2. Year of the Dog, a colouring and card making activity 3. Rooster activities, with templates and examples: A feathered/oil pastel rooster A 'hidden' geometric rooster A folk art inspired doodle rooster 3. Make a swirling snake mobile, with template and photographed example 4. Beautiful blossom projects: Make blossom bookmarks Oil pastel large blossom group art Blossom doodle page Finger print blossom branch activity - which can be made into a Chinese lantern 5. Design a Chinese Bowl and chopsticks activity, describe the foods inside 6. Chinese Boys and Girls traditional costumes Have fun designing patterns for these outfits - what would you wear? 7. Doodle dragon template and example 8. Chinese fan design 9. Lanterns 4 templates and pattern sheets to explore I hope you enjoy this activity pack! I've certainly enjoyed creating it - all images are original and have been hand drawn or computer generated by me. Sample my art projects here with my Free Year of the Dog activity available in this shop.
Summer Games Creative Art Activities Pack and Classroom Decor
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Summer Games Creative Art Activities Pack and Classroom Decor

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This fun 41 page Rio Summer Olympics bumper creative art activity pack for kids is ideal for classroom/home/homeschool use, Olympic themed parties, party bag fillers and holiday entertainment. This detailed creative art activity pack has been designed to enthuse and engage children in a fun, experimental way and to encourage the exploration of colour, shape, abstract pattern, graphic design, sportswear and logo design. The worksheets and colouring pages have been hand drawn and digitally created by me. The pack also contains photographed examples and ideas to get you inspired - including the use of collage, paper mosaic, painting and oil pastels. The pdf pack includes: 1. Decorations Get your house/garden/classroom decked out with an Olympic theme! RIO poster / garland - in both colour and outline format to cut out and make Olympic Rings garland - in both colour and outline format to cut out and make Brazil flag-inspired flipflop bunting to cut out and make 2. Experimental / abstract templates and colouring pages including: ‘Hidden’ Olympic Torch (example included) ‘Hidden’ Olympic Rings (colour example included) Olympic Rings fireworks activity (oil pastel example included) Christ the Redeemer fireworks over Rio activity (oil pastel example included) Olympic inspired fun lollipop design activity (example included) Olympic ring doodles (example included) 3. ‘Design your own’ Olympic sporting templates Olympic Torch template Bronze, silver and gold medals template - make your own T Shirt and Shorts - includes Brazil flag pattern example Swimsuit Baseball Cap Flip Flops - includes Brazil flag inspired pattern example Volleyball - includes bookmark template to make and colour Football - includes bookmark template to make and colour 4. 'My Olympic Story’ This 2 page creative activity sheet presents a series of questions and drawings boxes, for children to imagine themselves as an Olympic athlete. The worksheets aim to stimulate learning and conversation around Brazil’s major cities, culture, sport, food, rainforest and more. Ideal for classroom use or a creative homework activity. Thanks for considering my activity pack. I have 25 year’s experience working as both an artist in educational, community and healthcare settings and as a commercial graphic and clothing designer - you can find lots more creative projects and free downloads for kids at my website,
Halloween Art Activities and Colouring Pages
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Halloween Art Activities and Colouring Pages

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This detailed creative Halloween Art activity pack has been designed to enthuse and engage children in a fun, experimental, imaginative way. The templates and worksheets aim to encourage the exploration of colour, shape, abstract pattern, mark making and graphic design. The examples and suggestions included, use watercolour paints, oil pastels and felt tips so projects are accessible and easy to set up. Crayons and coloured pencils can also be used. This 38 page pdf bumper pack contains the following: 1. 5 Halloween card designs to decorate 2. Pumpkin border pages for creative writing activities 3. Spooky bookmarks to make 4. Experimental / abstract activity templates a) ‘hidden’ ghoul b) ‘hidden’ pumpkin c) ‘hidden’ witch’s hat d) ‘hidden’ bat Photographs and examples are included, to show a range of ways to approach these activities. 5. Wonderful webs - 3 spiderweb activity sheets, ideal for fine motor skills 6. A selection of doodle sheets and simple templates for wall decoration, early finishers etc Including pumpkins, bats, ghouls, witch’s hats I hope you like the activity pack!
St. Patrick's Day 'artphone' art lesson with word search and leprechaun selfie
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St. Patrick's Day 'artphone' art lesson with word search and leprechaun selfie

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and engage children creatively with this fun, modern fold out Instagram style, 'tech' mobile phone/tablet art activity. 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 wordsearch and 'release your inner leprechaun' selfie drawing activity on the inside pages. The finished 'artphone' measures 5 x 10 inches / 13 x 25.5cm. It can be printed on US letter or A4 paper and is spellings are suitable for US, UK and Australia The front cover: What is your leprechaun name? Create thumbnail doodles or drawings for the 7 sections: Shamrock, Irish flag, pot of gold, rainbow, leprechaun hat and shoes, lucky horse shoe The 2 fold out inner pages: 1. word search activity - find the18 words relating to St. Patrick's Day 2. Release your inner leprechaun! Have fun creating a leprechaun selfie with the template provided Considerations, how to use this activity: Consider the space around the images you draw How do the 7 images look collectively? Is there an emerging theme or style or colour? What colours do we associate with words? eg shamrock: 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.
Winter coloring pages - animal doodles, art and writing KS1, KS2
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Winter coloring pages - animal doodles, art and writing KS1, KS2

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Amazing Animal Doodles - this is the perfect eye-catching art and creative writing project for your Winter or Animal Themed Classroom. This detailed resource is inspired by Folk Art around the world, using bold, simplistic geometric and floral shapes and bright colours highlighted against black and white. These doodle animal templates have been designed to really engage your students creatively, spark their imaginations and inspire them to explore and experiment with colour, shape and pattern. The resource pack contains: 1. outline templates: owl, stag, fox, bear, squirrel, rooster, hare 2. completed colored examples to use as inspiration and posters 3. pattern making template pages to experiment and design new patterns 4. a selection of background patterns to place cut out animal shapes onto 5. a creative writing activity page for each template - answer questions, write a short story and create a poem around your chosen animal 6. make your own ‘Folk Art Doodles’ banner to help display your students finished artworks 7. descriptive words and titles for the bulletin board Key materials needed: 1. good quality heavyweight paper for printing 2. Choose from felt tips / markers, colored pencils, crayons for the art activity The examples were created using Sharpies, black is important. 3. scissors, glue, string for banner
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!
Back To School 'All About Me', Artist Themed Creative  Activities and Decor
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Back To School 'All About Me', Artist Themed Creative Activities and Decor

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Bring some fun and visual arts into the first week back at school with this creative activity and bulletin board decor pack, inspired by ‘the artist’s paint palette and the colours of the rainbow’. A great way to learn more about your new students and also to encourage them to find out more about each other. In this 15 page pack, you will receive the following: 1. Activities and Templates: - ‘All about Me’ activity worksheet - a paint palette to complete, with name, age and 8 questions to explore - ‘My Top Ten Goals’ activity worksheet, where students write their aims for the year along 10 paint brushes, and can add colour or design and pattern too. - My favourite colours activity worksheet - develop creating colour palettes - Doodle design activity worksheet - design, colour and describe 9 unique patterns - Blank artist palette templates in colour and outline, for freestyle activities 2. Bulletin board and classroom decorations: - Artist paint palette ‘Welcome!’ garland to cut out and hang - Picasso Display Poster, ’ Every Child is an Artist’ - Matisse Display Poster, ’ Art takes Courage’ - Coloured paint splodges for bulletin board ideas - Outline paint splodges for bulletin board ideas and messages, words etc All designs are individually created by Diane at The Imagination Box on Adobe Illustrator. These are vector images, so the worksheets can be enlarged without losing quality or looking pixelated.