Team-building exercises strengthen the classroom community, especially when implemented during the first days of school. This visual arts exercise emphasizes the importance of individual artistic expression towards creation of a group project.
Students design pieces of a larger bulletin board to reveal a hidden back-to-school message.
Visual arts, icebreaker, getting-to-know-you, back to school, drawing, cooperative, group
Butcher paper, crayons, markers, paint, scissors, tape
As individual artwork pieces are combined, students discover a positive message. The activitiy motivates students to work together toward a common goal and recognize the special talents an individual brings to a group.
Consider using this team exercise for cooperative learning activities. Assign students various concepts associated with a unit, and combine to create the "bigger picture."
Lesson Plan Source
Cre8time, through partnership with EducationWorld
GRADES 5 - 8
NA-VA.5-8.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
NA-VA.5-8.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
GRADES 9 - 12
NA-VA.9-12.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
NA-VA.9-12.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
Copyright © 2013 Education World