Navajo Sand Painting Art Game
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.
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
Main Learning Objective
Students will be able to design a Navajo sand painting using traditional symbols and a grid
- Washable Tempera Paints
- Drawing Paper
- Play Sand
- Popsicle Sticks
You Will Receive
- One 9-page, non-editable PDF (Navajo Sand Painting Art Game)
- Dice game
- Graph paper
- Step-by-step picture tutorial and directions
- Visual Arts Self-Assessment Rubrics
- Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
Great art supplement to our novel study on Code Talkers. – Rhiannon S.
Loved this! My 5th grade students really enjoyed creating this Navajo inspired art during our Westward Expansion unit. I tend to focus more on Native Americans and the Trail of Tears during this unit, and this worked wonderfully with my students. They came up with some awesome art! – Jon R.
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