As teachers, we are really good at maximizing our students' independent learning times by setting out guided learning centers where they can further extend their understanding by consolidating skills or as provocations for exploring new concepts. By including visual art and craft in our learning centers, we can help students develop their creativity, problem solving, perseverance and fine motor skills. Here is Set 1 of Art Learning Center ideas that you can use to support this curriculum area in your classroom.
Set 1 contains ideas about:
* Play-dough sculpture
* Pipe-cleaner sculpture
* Drawing guides
This resources contain all labels and information for setting up these centers, with links to further support material to help get you started. It is recommended that the activities are rotated regularly to keep it fresh.
Set 2 is also available with information about 6 Learning Centre ideas.
These activities do look like a lot of fun and it will be good to include into my rotations as you suggested. Thank you for all your hard work.
From the author:
Awesome Robyn - enjoy them, will complete work on set 3 when I get back next term :)
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robynshore - Asked on 12/19/2014 10:15:08 PM
I have a Year 1 class NZ. Will these centres be ok for them. ( e.g. can they read them etc.) I couldn't really see in the preview what is in the centres. I noticed most of your other art units are for older students. I do like the idea that you have created to include art as a centre..
Thank you for the question. I mainly used these centers with Y1-2 students this year. I always explain and models the expectation for the students before opening the center for use and it has worked well. I also photographed student innovation in the centers and put these up on the wall as visual references for others.
Here is a link to my blog post on this product.