African Djembe Drum Art Game
You will create an African djembe drum by rolling the die and collecting the different parts required to put it together.
First, cut out and trace the drum onto construction paper. In the middle portion of the drum, draw four evenly spaced circles at the top and three at the bottom. Then connect them with a zigzag line. Next, roll the die to select a symbol from the first column of the game. Using black washable paint, draw the symbol in the bottom part of the drum. Roll the die four more times, drawing each symbol in the same area. Using neutral colors, paint in between the symbols as well as the middle and top part of the drum. Lastly, once it’s dry, cut it out.
First, print out the game and picture directions back-to-back. Then give them dice and watch them have fun creating their own art project independently. Once completed, have students use the self-assessment rubrics to evaluate their artwork based on craftsmanship, creativity, following directions, work habits, project goals, and clean up. And then have them complete the “Big Ideas” sheet so they can connect the creation process to their learning.
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
Main Learning Objective
Students will be able to create a djembe drum using neutral colors and traditional adinkra symbols
- Brown Construction Paper
- Neutral-Colored Washable Tempera Paints
You Will Receive
- One, 7-page, non-editable PDF (African Djembe Drum Art Game)
- Dice game
- Step-by-step picture tutorial and directions
- Drum Template
- Visual Arts Self-Assessment Rubrics
- Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
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