Grade: Middle
Subject: Art

#4210. Art Alphabet Game

Art, level: Middle
Posted Sun Jul 20 14:36:13 PDT 2008 by Sandy Iskandar (Sandy Iskandar).
St. Cyril of Alexandria, Tucson, USA
Materials Required: none
Activity Time: Ideally 15-30 minutes
Concepts Taught: Recall of Art mediums, projects, artists as well as listening, concentration and memorization skill

This is a great game for use as a reward or an engaging activity once assisgned work is completed. The first student, or teacher, says "Today in art class I made an "A"bstract painting like Jackson Polluck." The next student repeats "Today in art class I made an "A"bstract painting like Jackson Polluck" and then adds "and a "B"rown "B"ear from a paper "B"ag." This continues for each letter of the alphabet. The students are tasked to come up with a phrase for each letter that uses one or more words that begin with their letter. The phrase must reference specific art terminology and include at least a project and a medium or an artist. My 5-8th grade students beg me to play this game. We have competitions between tables to see who can get the furthest through the alphabet, in any given period of time, and be able to repeat their progress to the class.