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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 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
Back to School Student Survey, 50 free questions , All About Me Resource
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Back to School Student Survey, 50 free questions , All About Me Resource

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The first week back at school.... The class meets up again after the long holiday. Children get to reflect over their summer memories, catch up with friends, get to know more about their new teacher. They explore their learning preferences, likes, dislikes, skills and challenges, they set new goals for the coming year. And the new teacher starts to build a picture of each child - what a lot is going on!! This is where we need ice breakers, all about me activities, student surveys, teacher questionnaires. I've researched and compiled a 2 page free '50 question' resource. It can be used in full in the classroom, or as a reflective homework activity with parents. Or you may wish to select just the questions that feel right for you. The activity includes general 'All About Me' questions such as age, birthday, favourite food etc, and also 'digs a bit deeper' with questions such as, 'how do you feel this week, what challenges you, what support do you need' along with some open ended sentences to complete, such as , 'I imagine, I aim to, I wonder....' I hope it's useful! I have also developed some creative, art based back to school activities, with bulletin board decorations to make that you may like to view: All About Me Pictures, Words and Doodles All About Me Creative Artist Activity
'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
10 Father's Day Creative Card Templates to print and decorate
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10 Father's Day Creative Card Templates to print and decorate

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I have designed 10 Father's Day card templates for children to colour. The preview shows all 10 designs which include the popular themes of ties, footballs, rosettes, medals and also cards where children can finish the sentence, such as , 'I love you more than...." The designs are modern and imaginative, and created to encourage exploration of colour, design, pattern and abstract shape. Card designs are placed on half the page and ready to fold. They can be printed on A4 or US letter size paper and then trimmed to the border which measures 7x5 inches. I hope you like them! If you have any queries, please email me diane@theimaginationbox.com
End of year art activities, apple theme teacher card & decor
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End of year art activities, apple theme teacher card & decor

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Are you looking for a fun, creative apple themed resource pack to celebrate the End of Year? This detailed apple themed art activity pack has been designed to enthuse and engage children in a fun, experimental way. The templates and worksheets aim to encourage the exploration of colour, shape, abstract pattern, and graphic design, whilst also providing colourful, apple inspired decor for the classroom, homeschool or summer club. Students can enjoy art activities, along with making a card for their teacher and wristbands and bookmarks for themselves. There are posters and bunting to bring fun and colour to walls and noticeboards Contents of the pack: 1. best ever teacher colour poster to decorate the classroom 2. best ever teacher poster template to colour 3. best ever teacher card to make 4. abstract oil pastel art activity - with template and coloured example 5. apple border pages for creative writing and drawing activities 6. doodle apple colouring page for early finishers 7. apple wristband and bookmark making activities with sentences to finish 8. decorative apple bunting for the classroom, just cut out and hang 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 mini garland with the doodle apples This art pack is suitable to use for End of Year, Teacher Appreciation Week, or as an abstract art project at any time of year - especially around Autumn and harvest time. 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.
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.
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!
    '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.
A-Z Alphabet Letters and First Week Welcome Back Posters
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A-Z Alphabet Letters and First Week Welcome Back Posters

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These vintage fairground-inspired A to Z alphabet uppercase letters and posters have been designed and individually created by hand on Adobe Illustrator and make a great visual impact on classrooms for all age groups. Ideal decoration for the first week back to school. These letters can be individually cut out and coloured/decorated or used as they are. Or for instant zing, print onto coloured paper of your choice - or a variety of colours for a carnival garland feel. In the 40 page pack, you will receive the following jpeg files: 1. A-Z large letters, one letter per page, measuring 19cm/7.5 inches high, ideal for garlands and larger displays 2. A-Z small letters, 4 per page, measuring 10cm/4 inches high, ideal for bulletin boards, titles and name making activities 3. Five bulletin board posters, US letter size, with the words: Our Bulletin Board Welcome Back All About Me Best Class Ever Reach For The Stars
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
Canada Day 1st July  Maple Leaf  Theme Art & Classroom Decor
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Canada Day 1st July Maple Leaf Theme Art & Classroom Decor

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This easy to use, ‘print and go’ fun bumper Canada Day maple leaf 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 Canada Day themed decorations to have fun making and to enhance the classroom / home / summer camp environment. 42 Page Contents overview: 1. ‘Happy Canada Day’ bunting to cut out and make 2. Bookmarks to print and cut out - outline and coloured versions 3. Canada Day Facts Page 4. Design worksheets for creating Canada Day flip flops, baseball caps, t shirts 5. 4 challenging abstract maple leaf art activities, ‘hidden’, ‘overlapping’ and ‘musical’ 6. Posters for the classroom 7. Decorative border pages for creative writing 8. ‘O Canada’ 9. Canada Day wristbands to make and wear 10. Canada themed words for the bulletin board 11. Decorative papers for craft activities Examples: Photographs of actual examples are included to give you ideas for the art activities, using paints, pastels and felt tip pens Key materials needed: 1. good quality paper for printing 3. felt tips / pencils / oil pastels / crayons / watercolour paints and brushes 4. scissors 5. string / tape / pegs if you would like to make garlands and wristbands 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
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.
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.
10 Easter card templates & Happy Easter Bunting
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10 Easter card templates & Happy Easter Bunting

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This 27 page Easter creative colouring pack has been designed by the Imagination Box. The download contains 1) a 14 page Happy Easter bunting pack for the classroom to decorate and make - each letter inside an egg is A4/US letter size to make approx 10 feet of bunting. 2) 10 Easter card templates for children to colour, including chicks, eggs, rabbits. The designs are modern and imaginative, and created to encourage exploration of colour, pattern and abstract shape. Card designs are placed on half the page and ready to fold. Suitable for children age 3+ using a wide variety of materials such as water colour, pastels, collage, depending on age and ability.
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
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!
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!
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,
Summer Olympic Torch and Flame creative art activity template
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Summer Olympic Torch and Flame creative art activity template

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Get into the spirit of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, with this 'hidden' modern art, abstract style Olympic Torch creative activity. Encourage students to explore colour - perhaps the 5 olympic rings colours? Discuss how to make the torch and flame 'stand out' or 'recede' from the background. Experiment with pens, paints, pastels, felt tips - if you have more time, introduce doodles, patterns or collage within the shapes. The free download includes both the outline template and digitally coloured example. Use the finished torches for decorative bunting, journal covers or a classroom wall display. Use this creative activity to discuss the history of the Olympic torch relay and it's journey for this year's Rio Olympic Games. You might also like to view my bumper 30 page creative Olympics resource pack - Bumper 30 page Summer 2016 Rio Olympic Games Creative Art Activities Pack and Classroom Decor