Black History Month Game Bundle
Are you looking to inspire your students to learn about African culture and the Arts? Check out this Black History Month art game bundle which includes four art lessons to create a paper weaving, Ndebele house, djembe drum, and an African mask. Take your students on a virtual trip to learn about the sights and sounds of northern and southern Africa. Teach your students about the elements of art and principles of design by way of these cultural arts and crafts for kids. Fill up your art sub plan folder with low-prep art projects that are easy to implement for substitute teachers. Give your choice-based arts program a boost by introducing your students to
This Black History Month game bundle is also great for art integration in the regular classroom, homeschooling parents supplementing art instruction, and art teachers wanting to liven up their art lessons with a game.
I’ve included three ways students can generate their design. The first is the game board where students roll the die to select their parts. The second is a “you pick” board. Both of these are printables. And lastly, for teachers needing engaging lessons during distance learning, I’ve added digital spinner wheels!
First, print out the game and picture directions back-to-back. Then give your students dice and watch them have fun creating their own art project independently. If you have access to a smartboard or projector, use the accompanying PowerPoint presentation. It will guide the students during each part of the art project.
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.
If you are substituting or need a fast finisher activity, use the included coloring page.
- 1st – 6th Grades
Main Learning Objective
- Students will be able to create African inspired art using a range of art materials and painting and drawing techniques.
- Heavy White Drawing Paper
- Liquid or Traditional Watercolor Paints in Trays
- Neutral-Colored Washable Tempera Paints
- Construction Paper
- Tempera Cake Paints
- Glue Sticks
- Fine and Extra Fine Permanent Marker
You Will Receive
- 4 Non-Editable PDFs Black History Month Games (Ndebele Houses, African Masks, Kente Cloth Weavings, and Djembe Drums)
- 4 Non-Editable PowerPoint Presentations
- Dice Games
- Choice-Based Drawing Version of Each Game
- Cultural Art History Handouts
- Step-By-Step Picture Tutorial and Directions
- Visual Arts Self-Assessment Rubrics
- Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
- “I CAN” Statements Aligned to the Studio Habits of Mind
- Exit Tickets
- Practice Drawing Pages
- Coloring Pages
- Paperless Google Drive digital resource for students (also for use in Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Seesaw, Microsoft OneDrive, Teams, and anywhere else you can share a link to a file…link on the bottom of page 2)
- Digital Spinner Wheels in Google Slides and YouTube (links on the bottom of page 3)
What a beautifully comprehensive resource this was! I used it in collaboration with African folk tales (such as Anansi tales) in library for one week of African American History Month. For my youngest students I just let them use the beautiful, detailed coloring sheets. For the older students I let them draw their own designs and do the different crafting elements. They all enjoyed the activities and it made an awesome hallway artwork display once we had all four components added. Thank you! – Heather B.
I enjoy using this resource in my classroom. – A.T.
My students loved the simplicity of these projects, yet they were colorful and had choice in design. I am definately going to use this again next year. – Jona M.