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Lesson Plans

My kids love games...

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Larry Seiler (
Thu, 18 Nov 1999 17:55:43 -0600

Well...I shared the sketching game here with you all, but yesterday I came
up with one that is bizarre. Knowing how much my 4-6th grade kids love
games, and eagerly
learn art principles in such ways...I would love to hear of any similar
things some of you have done or do.

I had the students remove a shoe. Then...I had them pass their shoe to
their neighbor, (of course crack a window...!). Then they had to draw
that shoe, but...the shoe had to be on their lap under the table where they
could only feel the shoe but NOT see it.

Thereafter...I had them take off their other shoe...and all shoes were
piled on one of my larger tables. Then...I divided the class into two
teams. One representative from each team would come up, randomly select
from their team's stack of drawings. From that drawing...they had to go to
the shoes on the table and find the shoe drawn. IF they matched, their
team would get a point. Next two players would come up...and so on.

It was crazy...but much enthusiasm and fun. It really caused the kids to
focus on the tactile feel and sense for accuracy, and that drawing can be

Larry Seiler

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