Hmong Art Drawing Game
Need a May bulletin board for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month? Imagine these beautiful Hmong art drawings hanging in the hallway by your door for Cultural Arts Night. You will be the talk of the school! This cultural art lesson is perfect for social studies and art teachers wanting to learn how to make a paper weaving. Step-by-step picture directions and the included PowerPoint presentation with close-up, detailed photos will guide your students from start to finish.
Going to be absent and need a last minute art history lesson for the substitute? Or are you searching for fun, supplemental resources for art? Fill up your art sub plan folder with low-prep, creative 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 copies of the game in a labeled folder inside the tub along with some dice. The lesson is structured in a way that students can do the reading and practice drawing in one lesson, and the actual project when you return the following week.
Are you trying to foster more independence in your art room? 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.
Looking for a differentiated art lesson that boosts independent thinking, problem-solving, and skill-acquisition? This art lesson will do the trick. Despite students selecting designs from the same game board, the outcome of each project is unique to the creator.
- First, trace the vessel onto another sheet of heavy white drawing paper.
- Then, roll the die twice to select two different creature symbols from the first and second columns.
- Draw them anywhere on your vessel.
- Roll two more times to determine which two nature smbols you’ll pick from the third and fourth columns.
- Roll one last time to pick a fun extra shape from the fifth column.
- Repeat and group the shapes to make interesting patterns.
- Use brightly colored paints to color your design, making sure to paint it using symmetry.
- Once dry, go over all your lines with a permanent marker.
- Lastly, cut it out.
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 hmong art 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 create a Hmong inspired vessel using traditional symbols unique to their culture.
- Tempera cake paints
- Permanent marker
You Will Receive
- 14-page, Non-Editable PDF (Hmong Art Drawing Game)
- 9-page, Non-Editable PowerPoint Presentation
- Dice Game
- Choice-Based Drawing Version of the Game
- Hmong Culture Background Information Handout
- 2 Vase Templates
- Step-by-step Picture Tutorial and Directions
- Visual Arts Self-Assessment Rubrics
- Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
- 8, “I CAN” Statements Aligned to the Studio Habits of Mind
- Practice Drawing Page
- Coloring 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 the download as well as on Google Slides and YouTube (links on the bottom of page 3)
My students loved to share their work and be creative while learning about the culture and history of the Hmong people. – Brea D.
I bought all of these available. Students loved them, and they are great for when you need something quick, enjoyable, and educational. I appreciate the many options, as the games never get old. Also, the pictures never turn out the same way twice. – Buyer
Every year I read “Nine in One Grr Grr” a Hmong legend. This will make a great follow up activity! Thank you! – Vivian