Cultural Arts Games Bundle
Want to get your students excited about learning art? Try implementing one of these cultural arts games into your next art lesson! Elementary and middle school artists will have fun designing one of these nine multicultural art projects while playing an engaging roll and draw game. Substitute teachers will love the low-prep, fuss-free art lessons that are easy to implement.
Are you putting together art centers in your room and looking for some self-guided instructional materials? This bundle of cultural arts games will be a helpful addition to your choice-based program. Simply print out the materials and arrange in labeled folders for easy student access. As a result, your students will become more independent thinkers. They will learn to make choices on their own.
If you’re teaching in a blended learning environment, these games are the perfect fit for your art curriculum. Each game has a synopsis of some aspect of the culture which could be used for at home learning. In addition, you could have your students practice drawing at home. Then, in your art room, they would create their final art project.
The art lessons included use a range of materials including watercolors, construction paper, colored pencils, tempera paints, and even sand. They’re designed for students from 1st grade through 8th grade.
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.
Main Learning Objective
- Students will be able to design artwork based on nine different cultures using an array of drawing and painting materials which reflect a range of subject matter.
- Oil pastels
- Colored Pencils
- Black Permanent Marker
- Gold Marker (Alternatives: Crayon or Colored Pencil)
- Construction Paper
- Watercolor Paints
- Tempera Paints
- Craft Sand
You Will Receive
9 Non-Editable PDFs (Aboriginal Dreamings, Navajo Sandpainting, Hmong Vessels, Pysanky Eggs, Nesting Dolls, Ancient Greek Vases, Ancient Chinese Vases, Henna Hands, and Ancient Egyptian Portraits)
9 Non-Editable PowerPoint Presentations
Choice-Based Drawing Version of Each Game
Cultural Arts 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
Practice Drawing 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)