New Years Resolution Hat Game
You will design a New Years Resolution hat by rolling the die and collecting the different patterns required to create it. First, trace the hat onto another sheet of heavy white drawing paper. Next, roll the die to select the first pattern from the first column and draw it in one of the areas of the hat. Roll the die four more times, drawing each selected pattern in one of the other areas. Using washable markers, outline everything. Be sure to outline large areas where they meet parts of the design.
Dip a small brush in water and carefully smudge it in the marker lines to paint in the shapes. If you need to neatly add more “paint” to larger areas, smudge some marker on a scrap piece of paper and use that as a paint palette. Allow each area to dry slightly before moving on to a neighboring area of the design. When dry, cut it out and glue the two pieces together. Write “Happy New Year’s” on the bottom section of the hat. If you’re short on time, design directly onto the print out from page 4 and color with dry media such as markers, crayons, and colored pencils.
Simply print out the game and picture directions back-to-back, give them dice, and watch them have fun creating their own new year’s hat. Once completed, use the writing prompts to connect literacy to your lesson.
Art Sub Plans Video:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
Main Learning Objective
Students will be able to design a New Years hat using 5 unique patterns and paint it in using a marker painting technique
- Drawing Paper
You Will Receive
- 1 Seven-page, non-editable PDF (New Years Resolution Hat Game)
- Dice game
- Step-by-step picture tutorial and directions
- 2 Writing prompts
Loved this! My students all enjoyed putting their hats together when we returned to school after winter break. It was a great activity to ease back to the routines of school while also getting the students to think of a goal for the new year. The classroom bulletin board looks awesome with these beautiful hats! – Michelle K.
My students had so much fun making these and they turned out fantastic! I added a writing page about goals and hung them in the hallway. – Christine L.
This was a great way to get students interacting with one another, while creating a unique and fun piece of art to celebrate the new year. – Kelli J.
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