All About Me Back to School 'Art Phone' creative lesson

All About Me Back to School 'Art Phone' creative lesson

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
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'All About Me' Pictures, Words & Doodles First Day Back to School  Activity & Garland

'All About Me' Pictures, Words & Doodles First Day Back to School Activity & Garland

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.
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Bumper Easter art and craft creative activities and classroom decor pack

Bumper Easter art and craft creative activities and classroom decor pack

This 55+ pages fun bumper 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
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'All About Me' Pictures, Words & Doodles First Day Back to School  Activity & Garland

'All About Me' Pictures, Words & Doodles First Day Back to School Activity & Garland

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.
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Chinese New Year 2018 colouring pages and art

Chinese New Year 2018 colouring pages and art

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.
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Valentines Day Activity - pop art gift box and card

Valentines Day Activity - pop art gift box and card

This Pop Art Gift Box is an ideal art and craft project for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day. Equally it can be used at any time of the year as a general art activity exploring Pop Art, colour and shape. Students get to take home a beautiful finished keepsake gift box with some special surprise gifts and messages inside! This activity pack involves: 1. Learning key facts about the Pop Art Movement 2. Decorating a blank box template with Pop Art inspired hearts and shapes, or if you prefer, colouring in the Pop Art template provided 3. Cutting, folding and assembling the lidded box 4. Then choose from a variety of templates to fill the box with lovely messages and surprises for the chosen recipient! - make mini cards and envelopes - make a fold out card, decorate and add your message - make yarn wrapped stars and hearts with cute message tags This activity requires only basic materials and equipment: stiff paper or card to print boxes felt tip pens or pencils to decorate scissors and glue yarn The pack includes instructions and a selection of full colour photographs. There 2 paper size options for the box template. Template to print on US Letter / A4, each box side measures 2.5 x 2.5 inches Template to print on 11X14 / A3, each box side measures 3.1 x 3.1 inches
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Winter Sports colouring pages, fun art activities

Winter Sports colouring pages, fun art activities

Get creative with this imaginative Winter Sport snowboard-inspired art and design activity pack. This 52 page snow-packed resource pack aims to enthuse and engage children in a fun, experimental way. The ready to use templates and worksheets encourage the exploration of colour, shape, abstract pattern, graphic, sportswear and logo design, whilst also providing great Winter snow themed decor for the classroom or home schooler. About the pack: 1. Art activity templates with finished coloured examples for inspiration. My examples explore bold colours and geometric pattern with a fun retro 80's feel. - ‘Snowboard Selfies’: draw what you imagine reflected in your goggles - Design a snowboard themed Hoodie - Design a hat, boots, mittens, baseball cap - Design your own snowboards and use them as bookmarks - Design your own winter torch, winners trophy, medals and rosettes - Make snowflake bookmarks, bracelets and use bordered writing paper for creative writing 2. Decorate your classroom with a Winter Sports theme: - Make a 'Winter Sports' Garland - Blank garland template to make your own - Snowflake borders for the bulletin board - A selection of easy to print, bold graphic posters, including. ‘Let it Snow’ and ‘The Big Freeze’ to bring a chill to the classroom! - A collection of 50 words related to the activity pack to inspire writing around this Winter Sport theme: boarding, nordic, thermal, freestyle etc Materials to consider: Felt tips/marker pens, coloured pencils, water colour paints, oil pastels Print on good quality paper for bests results
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Valentines Day colouring pages - Pop Art activity

Valentines Day colouring pages - Pop Art activity

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a fun, creative and colourful way with this easy to use Pop Art inspired art and card making activity pack. Teachers and students can enjoy sharing cards, and decorating the classroom with colourful artwork and garlands. Contents: 1. Coloured garland and poster 2. Garland to colour and make 3. Coloured card ready to send 4. Card to colour and send 5. Mini cards from teacher to student with 4 message options 6. Mini cards from student to student to make and share 7. Art activity exploring colour, shape and pattern, inspired by Pop Art 8. Photographs of finished examples 9. Pop Art facts page Materials needed: 1. good quality paper for printing the templates and cards 2. marker pens / coloured pencils 3. scissors 4. pegs and string for garland
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Winter coloring pages - animal doodles, art and writing

Winter coloring pages - animal doodles, art and writing

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
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Anzac Day Commemoration Poppy Art Activities and Poster Resource Pack

Anzac Day Commemoration Poppy Art Activities and Poster Resource Pack

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.
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Fun Celebrate Canada Day 1st July  Maple Leaf Bumper Art Activities & Classroom Decor

Fun Celebrate Canada Day 1st July Maple Leaf Bumper Art Activities & Classroom Decor

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
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Back to School All About Me Game - 90 questions to get kids talking

Back to School All About Me Game - 90 questions to get kids talking

This pack contains 90 questions and prompts for End of Year, Back to School and All about Me group discussion & reflection activities in the classroom. The cards have been designed using a modern mobile phone-style template to appeal to this age group and give the activity a sense of fun and curiosity. Custom build your own classroom question packs by selecting the question cards relevant to your activity and students (suggested use for years 3-6). Some questions are specific to End of Year reflection, some for Back to School and All About Me Icebreakers etc whilst many are more general and can be used all year round. Carefully researched questions have been chosen to enable students to promote discussion around: - themselves, their peers, their families - their likes and dislikes, challenges and successes - preferred learning styles, areas where support is needed - plans for summer, and summer memories reflection - fun and imagination, superheroes, dream destinations, careers etc - open ended prompts, such as, I aim to, I imagine that, I worry that, I hope.... - how they feel about the start and end of the year - achievements, goal setting - books, movies - bullying, healthy eating ,sport - helping others, getting support - blank template cards for teachers and students to create their own questions This Pack Contains: 1. 36 ‘phone template’ cards containing 90 questions and prompts 2. Two additional cards with UK/Australian spelling for ‘favourite’, and ‘colour’ 3. Speech bubbles to decorate your bulletin board - all about me, let’s chat etc 4. photographs showing the finished cut out cards Materials needed: 1. heavyweight paper to print the cards 2. scissors 3. laminator if required, for longer use! Suggestions for use: Invite students to work in pairs or small groups of 4-6 and to take it in turns to ask the questions and answer them. After the exercise it can be useful to have a larger group discussion around what they learnt, what they found easy, or challenging and perhaps questions that they felt were missing? I hope you enjoy the activity!
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Bumper Easter art and craft creative activities and classroom decor pack

Bumper Easter art and craft creative activities and classroom decor pack

This 55+ pages fun bumper 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
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Apple for Teacher end of year art activities, teacher card & decorations

Apple for Teacher end of year art activities, teacher card & decorations

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.
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Mothers Day Keepsake Gift Box art and craft activity pack

Mothers Day Keepsake Gift Box art and craft activity pack

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!
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Earth Day Poster and globe doodle colourful  art activity pack

Earth Day Poster and globe doodle colourful art activity pack

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!
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St. Patrick's Day 'artphone' art lesson with word search and leprechaun selfie

St. Patrick's Day 'artphone' art lesson with word search and leprechaun selfie

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.
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All About Me Back to School 'Art Phone' creative lesson

All About Me Back to School 'Art Phone' creative lesson

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
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Christmas Cards Art Activity, Personalised Reindeer  - add your photo

Christmas Cards Art Activity, Personalised Reindeer - add your photo

Get in the festive spirit and have fun in the classroom making these reindeer 'photo face' greetings cards for family or friends this Christmas Get the glitter out, decorate the reindeer and add a photograph of your student's face to create this fun, personalised Christmas card. The pack contains: 1. outline reindeer card template to ‘colour your own’ card with 3 greetings options: Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings, and Happy Christmas 2. Two pre coloured cards, in red and blue with patterned reindeers where you just print the card, cut and fold and add the photograph to complete Finish the cards with a small red pom pom nose or red sticker! Materials needed: Heavyweight Paper to print cards Photograph of child’s face, to fit the oval shape Felt tips / coloured pencils / pastels / wax crayons Scissors and glue / tape Instructions Print the required templates Fold and cut the cards - finished size 7 x 5 inches Decorate and add the photo to the reindeer’s face If you prefer, children can draw a small picture of their face instead of using a photograph Add a red nose! Include an envelope if you wish Finished cards measure 7 x 5 inches and will fit a standard envelope of your choice. All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan 2016
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Christmas Doodle App 'Art Phone' creative activity

Christmas Doodle App 'Art Phone' creative activity

Have fun this Christmas and engage students creatively with this Instagram style, 'tech' mobile phone/tablet Christmas Doodle App 'Art Phone', drawing and writing activity. This activity invites students to cut out and make their own festive doodle art-phone, and then to complete the 'Texting Santa' questions and to write a 'Dear Santa' letter. The finished templates measure 4.8 x 9.5 inches. 1. The doodle page: Illustrate the 9 festive objects with thumbnail doodles or drawings, Christmas Tree, Bauble, Angel, Snowman, Snowflake, Santa, Gift, Holly, Stocking. Two options are included: - a template with drawings to colour (hand drawn by me) - a template with words to draw your own images 2. Dear Santa - write a letter 3. Texting Santa - answer his questions (honestly!): Ho Ho Ho! Have you been good this year? What would you like me to bring you? What do you love most about Christmas? How can you help others this Christmas? 4. A Christmas card template is included, entitled 'appy Christmas' - print out, decorate and fold to complete. Considerations, how to use this activity: 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 Christmas Tree: green Work imaginatively! The included example uses felt tips The completed art-phones will work well pegged up as a garland or can decorate a wall, door or bulletin board. Templates are designed by me on Adobe Illustrator, and are vector based, so can be enlarged to any size without pixelating if you prefer to work to a larger scale than the templates provided. These templates are designed to print on US letter/A4 size paper Have a fun Christmas! All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan 2016
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My Summer Memories, Back to School  'Art Phone' creative lesson

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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