From Managing the Art Classroom’s Blog
“GUESS THE SCRIBBLE” Tarin Majure
1. Draw a scribble on the board.
2. A student comes up and turns it into an object.
3. The first student to correctly guess what it is gets to go next.
“SCRIBBLE CHASE” Tarin Majure
1. Please scribble freely all over one of your sheets of paper (with any of your art materials).
2. Now find five objects within the lines of the scribbles – list the items on the sides of your paper.
3. Now write a story using all 5 items. The story should be at least a paragraph – 4 to 5 sentences.
4. If time allows, draw a picture or cartoon strip to go along with your story (be sure to include all 5 items).
“VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS” Tarin Majure
1. Pair up and get your partner to do something that they can easily do within the room:
2. One person draws a simple diagram of what s/he wants the other person to do.
3. Words, letters, or numbers may NOT be used.
4. Directional arrows and shapes of signs MAY be used.
“WHERE, WHAT, AND WHO?” Tarin Majure
1. The teacher provides a theme.
2. The students draw out their answers, providing enough information in order for someone else to guess what the drawing represents.
3. The teacher shows the pictures one at a time.
4. The class guesses what its about (in relation to the theme) and who drew it.
“I AM?” (an art history appreciation game) Tarin Majure
1. Students “become” the art work and write from its point of view.
2. Example: Mona Lisa – “I am bored, bored, bored and if this crazy man would stop painting me, I could finally draw my eyebrows back on!”
“WHAT HE/SHE/IT SAID” (an art appreciation game) Tarin Majure
1. Students write about another student’s or a famous artist’s piece of work.
2. They can write about what it means, what was going on in the artist’s mind during the artistic process, or even how the art work itself would answer a question – often a silly one.
Click on the following links for awesome game ideas from Jessica Balsley’s www.theartofed.com:
- The Best Games to Play in Line, by Sarah Dougherty
- 3 Super Fun Art History Games, by Ian Sands
- A New Twist on Memory Makes the Perfect Art Room Center, by Jennifer Borel
- 6 Activities To Make Your Art Room More Fun, by Alecia Eggers
- Best Behavior Bingo – Free Download, by Sarah Dougherty
- 3 Must Have Drawing Activities For Your Free Choice Center, by Alecia Eggers
- Whatchamadrawit – A Creative Drawing Game For the Classroom, by Alecia Eggers
- A Game to Incorporate Play in the Art Room, by Heather Crockett