Christina ARndT, M.Ed. wrote: > > Hi Melissa, it was me: > I have a star chart for my students. They can earn one star for class > and one for clean up. There is a reward for every ten stars. Grades > 4-6 earn Art Olympics for 30 stars. The art olympics were developed by > Becky Laabs a local art teacher and are based on the elements of art. > The following is my adaptation of her plans. It is fun and they are also > learning. > > ELEMENT-ary events: > > Line- Bow line race on length of paper. I drop watered down tempera and > a member from each team uses a straw to blow a continuos line over the > finish line. > > Shape- (team event) In 30 seconds using scissors and construction paper > all team members who have brought their scissors (being prepared) cut as > many different shapes as possible. > > Value- (team event) Race. The first team to put 8 different colored > rectangles of const. paper in correct value order (light to dark or dark > to light) wins. *I have done this with their shirt colors also. > > Texture-(1 person team helps) takes a dark crayon and a piece of paper > and collects as many different texture rubbings in one minute. > > Form- (team event) Body sculpture. The first team to spell out the word > "art" wins. I always remind them that I read left to right. I have > also done this as a house of cards contest. The first team to create a > first story then second story etc. gets first place. > > Space- (1 person team helps) each team is given a circle, square, and > triangle cut out of paper and a background paper. The first team to glue > the shapes so that the square is in the background, circle in the middle > ground and the triangle is in the foreground wins. > > Color- (1 person) I have done this event two different ways. 1-From > assorted balloons the team member must choose one of the primaries, blow > it up and tie it securely. 2- out of my scrap crayons box the team > member must find the three primaries and color them on a paper. (race) > *Sometimes I ask for the secondaries or nuetrals etc. for variety. > > I usually work in 5 teams of my choosing (by table area) of 5-6 > students. > > 1st place scores 5, 2nd-4, 3rd-3, 4th-2, and 5th-1 for each event. > > As a tie breaker or time finisher, I have had teams list the 7 elements > as a race and give a point for each correct answer. Or teams create new > lyrics to the melody of twinkle twinkle little star using the art > elements. They are given points for the number of elements used in the > song, creativity, and completeness- if the song makes sense-ha! > > Anyway it is a blast and I highly recommend it. > Tina ARndT > Whiteford Elementary > Sylvania Schools
Oh how wonderful!!
I'm glad you shared this with me and others. I can't wait to try it.