Black History Month African Djembe Drum Art History Game & Art Sub Plans

Black History Month African Djembe Drum Art History Game & Art Sub Plans

Useful for Homeschooling, First – Fifth Grade
Most commonly used for 2nd-year students.

Also includes: PDF and 22 pages

Do you need help? Bulletin board February It shows students exploring African art and culture. These beautiful African djembe percussion projects can be found in your hallway right next to your front door. Black History MonthIt is possible. Your school will talk about you! This lesson is ideal for teachers of cultural arts and social studies who wish to master the art drum-making. Your students will be guided from beginning to end with step-by–step pictures and the PowerPoint presentation that includes close-up photos.


Do you need an art lesson to replace someone who is going absent? Looking for an activity to do? Remote AccessOder DistanceWhat is your situation? Take away the anxiety of missing! Students can read and practice drawing during one lesson. The actual project will be completed when they return to school the next week.

Plan on an Maternity leaveAre you looking for art projects that are ready to go? Uncertified subartists could still handle the task.What are you waiting for? No worries! No worries! This lesson contains everything, from self-assessment tools to the activity. It will help students learn while on vacation.

Complete your art sub plan A folder that contains detailed lessons in art. These will be a great way to encourage your students but not overwhelming your substitute. Include a copy of the game and some dice in the box. After your students have learned how to play it, you can easily give them a sub.


You are trying to instill self-reliance in the art room. The best, most productive African drum music game is this one Finisher activities for the early hours Your students.

Create a center for choice-based arts where students can choose from a variety of activities. You can print the instructions and the game board, then let students pick which activity to do. Similar to the a Drawing directed Students are led through art processes.


You are an art teacher searching for the right job. Art lesson: Differentiated This will increase independent thinking and problem solving, as well as skill acquisition.

Art can be differentiated in four key ways: The outcome, task, supplemental resources, student support, and what the students are learning. Although students might choose the same African drum-game board design, every project has a unique outcome.

Three ways that students could create their designs are included in my article. First, students can use the game board to choose their pieces. You can also choose a second board. These are both printables. Finally, to make it easier for teachers who want engaging online lessons, I have added digital spinners!


  • 13.-Page PDF, non-editable
  • Presentation in PowerPoint, 9 pages.
  • Roll a Dice game
  • The Game is also available in a Choice-Based Drawing version
  • African Djembe drum handout
  • Drum Template
  • A Step-by – Step-by – Picture Instructions
  • Visual Arts Self-Assessment rubrics
  • Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
  • 8 Statements titled “I Can” that align with Studio Habits of Mind
  • Try Drawing Page
  • Coloring page
  • Google Drive Paperless digital resource for students, also for Google Classroom, Schoology and Canvas (seesaw, Microsoft OneDrive), Teams, and any other place you can link to a file…link at the bottom of each page)
  • Digital Spinner Wheels available as a download, as well Google Slides or YouTube links (links at bottom of page 3).


By rolling the die, and gathering the parts necessary to make an African Djembe Drum, you can create one.

  1. Begin by cutting out the drum and trace it onto construction paper.
  2. Draw four circles in the middle of the drum with equal spacing. Three at the top, and three at each end. Next, connect the circles with a line that is zigzag.
  3. The next step is to roll the die and select one symbol from the top column.
  4. Use black washable pen to draw the symbol at the bottom of your drum.
  5. Each symbol can be drawn in the same place by rolling four times more.
  6. Paint the symbol areas as well as the top and middle of the drum using neutral colors.
  7. Lastly, once it’s dry, cut it out.



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Created by Amie Bentley, © Glitter Meets Glue Designs, LLC

It is so exciting to be able to ask my students to complete the task to participate in an art exhibition at our local museum.

This project was a huge hit with the kids! Everybody made their own contribution so sharing the results was a lot of fun.


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