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Another is a quickie for younger students. Grab 3 posters of art
reproductions that are quite different from each other. Tell the students
that two posters go together-- but one does not. They have to raise their
hand to be called on and tell the class which one it is and a reason why they
think it does not belong. The responses are incredible! (Kind of like that
Sesame Street game/song "One of these things is not like the other")!!
After I finished student-teaching and had a little time, I made up a game
board based on an idea from my cooperating teacher. It is called "Escape
artist" and the game board is a curvy intersecting pathway made up of blocks
of primary and secondary colors. A few of the blocks say,"You discovered a
masterpiece-- Move ahead 3 spaces!!", or "Scissors cuts your pathway- move
back 2!!" I made a cube from wood and painted each side in a primary of
secondary color and made up dozens of questions about art on strips of
paper. You need to pull a few art reproductions for this game, and divide the
class into 2 teams.
One student is chosen to answer a questions about the art repro, "Show me an
example of an intersecting line, where do you see a tint, show me a
sculpture, etc." If they need help, the team members can aid in answering
the question. If it is answered corrrectly, they roll the cube and move a
game piece along the pathway. Objective is to reach the end and "Escape"
before the other team !!