Halloween Activities: Design a Pumpkin Game & Writing Prompts Blended Learning

Halloween Activities: Design a Pumpkin Game & Writing Prompts Blended Learning

Can be used for 1st – 4th, Homeschool students.

Includes: PDF, 21 pages

Description

Need a creative activity for Halloween? Imagine these cute pumpkins in your hallway along with one of the two included writing prompts. This book can be paired with Spookley, the Square Pumpkin. Need a no fuss, last minute art sub plan?

This art lesson is perfect for elementary teachers wanting to learn how to paint on a budget with markers (yes, markers!This is how it works. These instructions will show you how to transfer the template onto drawing paper and then fill it with your designs. To select patterns, you can either play a fun dice game or roll a few dice. You can also give them the page “You Pick” to allow them to choose their own patterns.

If time is tight, you can have your students create their own pumpkin templates from scratch using colored pencils and crayons. The included PowerPoint presentation with close-up, detailed photos will guide them from start to finish to create a beautiful project.

BE PREPARED

Are you going to be absent and need a last minute art lesson for the substitute? Are you looking for a quiet, indoor recess activity that is both calm and productive? Do you teach art in a classroom and are you short of ideas? In search of an activity for a remote learning or distance learning situation?

Fill up your art sub plan folder with these engaging, no-prep art projects. It’s easy to give your students a sub once they know how to play it. You can simply make a small sub-tub in your bedroom using drawing paper and markers. Make copies of the game and place them in the tub with the dice.

FOSTER INDEPENDENCE

Are you trying to cultivate self-reliance in your classroom? This design a pumpkin art game makes for the best and most productive early finisher activity for your students.

A choice-based art center can be set up where students choose from a variety of activities. You can print the directions and the game board back to back. Then let students choose what activity they want to create. This project is similar to a directed drawing activity in which students are guided through the art process.

DIFFERENTIATE LESSONS

If you’re a teacher looking for a differentiated art lesson that boosts independent thinking, problem-solving, and skill-acquisition, this project will do the trick. The project results are unique to each creator, even though students may choose designs from the same board.

Three ways that students can create their own design are listed below. First, students can use the game board to choose their parts. The second is a “you select” board. Both of these printables are available. Last but not least, I added digital spinners to help teachers create engaging lessons while they are distance learning.

Your students may also be able to use a few tricks to speed up the design process. I teach my students a fun transfer technique to copy a design repeatedly (5:11 into the video). They can also use an old CD or plastic takeout container (7:55 in the video) as a paint palette to add more color.

YOU WILL RECEIVE

  • 12-Page, Non-Editable PDF
  • 9-Page, Non-Editable PowerPoint Presentation
  • 2-Page Lesson Plan
  • Dice Game
  • Choice-Based Drawing Version of the Game
  • Step-By-Step Picture Tutorial and Directions
  • Template
  • 2 Writing Prompts
  • 2 Coloring Pages
  • Helpful Tips & Tricks
  • Pattern Practice Drawing 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)

HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN GAME DIRECTIONS

You will design a pumpkin by rolling the die and collecting the different patterns required to create it.

  1. The first step is to trace the shape of the pumpkin onto another piece of heavy white drawing paper.
  2. Next, use the die to choose the first pattern in the first column. Then draw the pumpkin’s segments using the die.
  3. Roll the die four additional times and draw each pattern in one of your other segments.
  4. Use washable markers to outline everything. You should make sure to draw large areas of the design where they intersect with other parts.
  5. Use a small brush to paint in the lines. Dip it in water.
  6. 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.
  7. Let each area dry for a few minutes before you move on to the next area.
  8. After it is dry, you can cut it.

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

Standards

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

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