Black History Month African Masks Art History Game, Art Sub Plan, & Templates

Black History Month African Masks Art History Game, Art Sub Plan, & Templates

It can be used by 3rd-6th grade, Homeschool students.

Includes PDF and 24 pages

Do you need help? February Bulletin Board This is a student’s exploration of African culture and art. These beautiful African masks can be found in your hallway right next to your front door. Black History MonthYou will be the talk of school! Your school will talk about you! This cultural art lesson is perfect for social studies and art teachers wanting to teach about tribal rituals, ceremonies, and traditions as well as the art of mask-making and the reasoning behind the making and wearing of them. You can use this game to help teach the basics of African line, pattern, and art. Your students will be guided from beginning to end by the step-by-step instructions and the PowerPoint presentation that comes with it.


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

Plan on an Take maternity leaveLooking for ready-to-go, engaging art projects? Even an uncertified sub-artist could manageWhat 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 You can also include detailed art lessons to motivate students, but not overpower 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.


Do you want to encourage self-reliance within your art space? This African mask game is the most effective and productive. Finisher activities for the early hours For your students.

You can set up an art centre where students choose among a range of options. You can print the instructions and the game board, then let students pick which activity to do. It’s similar to creating a Drawing directed Activity in which students follow the art process.


Are you an artist teacher in search of a job? Differentiated art lesson 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 doing. Even though students may choose designs from the African masks board game, each project’s outcome is different for the creator.

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. Last but not least, digital spinner wheels have been added for distance learners who need engaging lessons.

You will receive

  • 15 page, non-editable PDF
  • A 9-page PowerPoint presentation that is not editable
  • Dice Game
  • The Game is also available in a Choice-Based Drawing version
  • 6 mask templates
  • A Step-by – Step-by – Picture Instructions
  • African Mask-Making Information
  • 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
  • Students can use the Paperless Google Drive digital resource (also available in Google Classroom and Schoology as well as Seesaw, Microsoft OneDrive, Teams and any other places you might be able to share a link. Link at bottom of page
  • Digital Spinner Wheels are available for download on Google Slides, YouTube and YouTube (links at the bottom of the page)


By rolling the die, you can create an African mask and collect the parts necessary to make it.

  1. Roll the die first to choose the head shape you want from the column.
  2. Trace the template using a permanent marker.
  3. Then, roll four more times to pick which eyes and eyebrows, nose, mouth, and head decorations you’ll draw.
  4. Next, use the “Exploring African Mask Design” handout on page four to add patterns to your work.
  5. You can then paint your design with either traditional or liquid watercolor paints (in tray), You might consider making certain areas of your design solid and some two-toned.
  6. This is how it works: Paint half the shape in one color and then clean your brush. Then, paint the other half with a completely different color. Let the two colors touch in the middle while they’re wet. We call this a “gradation” (two or more colors that gradually fade into one a- nother).
  7. When it’s dry, cut it out.



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


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