Cornucopia Drawing Game
Need a creative bulletin board for Thanksgiving? Imagine these horn of plenty drawings in your hallway along with one of the two included writing prompts. This art lesson is perfect for classroom teachers wanting to work art into their seasonal lesson plans. Step-by-step picture directions are given for how to transfer the template to drawing paper. However, if you’re short on time, you can simply have your students design directly onto the template using colored pencils, crayons, or markers. The included PowerPoint presentation with close-up, detailed photos will guide them from start to finish.
Are you going to be absent and need a last minute art lesson for the substitute? Or do you need something for students during indoor recess? Fill up your art sub plan folder with no-prep, fuss-free art projects. Once your students know how to play the game, they’re easy to leave with a sub! Create a small sub tub in your room with drawing paper and markers. And leave copies of the game in a labeled folder inside the tub along with some dice. This works well for both classroom and art teachers alike.
Are you trying to foster more independence in your classroom? This art game makes for the best and most productive early finisher activity for your students. You can set up a choice-based art center where students select an activity amongst different ones. Print out the game board and directions back to back, file them in labeled folders, and let them pick what they’d like to create. This is similar to a directed drawing activity in which students are guided through the art process.
If you’re a teacher looking for a differentiated art lesson that boosts independent thinking, problem-solving, and skill-acquisition, this will do the trick.
You will design a cornucopia drawing by rolling the die and collecting the different patterns required to create it.
- First, trace the horn of plenty onto another sheet of heavy white drawing paper.
- Next, roll the die to pick a fruit from the first column and draw it in the opening of the horn.
- Roll the die four more times to pick a vegetable from each of the last four columns. Draw them inside the opening of the horn. Overlap your shapes to show a sense of depth.
- Feel free to repeat the same fruits and vegetables you rolled for to fill up your cornucopia.
- Then, use markers to color everything.
- Lastly, outline everything with permanent marker.
And that’s how to draw a horn of plenty the fun way!
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 cornucopia drawing 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.
- 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
Main Learning Objective
- Students will be able to design a horn of plenty using 5 fruits and vegetables and color it using fall colors.
- Drawing Paper
- Permanent Markers
You Will Receive
- 12-Page, Non-Editable PDF (Cornucopia Drawing Game)
- 9-Page Non-Editable PowerPoint Presentation
- Dice Game
- Choice-Based Drawing Version of the Game
- Step-by-Step Picture Tutorial and Directions
- 2 Writing Prompts
- 2 Coloring Pages
- Drawing Fruits & Vegetables
- Drawing Practice Page
- 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)
REALLY like these drawing games. So much fun and our finished products turned out beautifully! – Angela A.