- This fun ‘Watch About Me’ art and writing activity, is a creative first week back to school getting to know you activity.
- Invite students to construct a wearable ‘fold out tech watch’ full of interesting information all about them. It’s a really unique and modern way for teachers and students to learn more about each other.
- They can respond to the selection of template options in a personal and imaginative way, using both words and illustrations to create watches reflecting their individuality – different is OK!
- If you are short for time, there is a simpler option without the fold out.
- Photographs of completed hand drawn examples – use these as posters and inspiration for students
- A selection of template options, with or without the ‘fold out’ section – choose according to age and ability
- Visual step by step instructions to help students on the construction of the watch
- A garland to color and decorate your classroom
- Question cards for students to explore aspects of themselves further in pairs or groups
- Additional activities for early finishers – doodling and bookmark making
Materials, equipment needed
- Choose from, or combine marker pens, colored pencils and writing pens.
- Scissors, glue stick or double sided sticky tape
- Pegs and string if you would like to display the finished watches as a garland
- Use heavyweight paper or card stock for best results
- A dot of sticky tack or a masking tape hinge, if students would like to wear their watches with a removable fixing.
- Please note, due to the size of these wearable watches, the drawing and writing space may be too small for younger children.
- The watch templates are designed to fit an older child’s wrist, Grades 4-8
- The watch faces, measure approx 2 x 2 inches, or 5 x 5cm.
- The watch straps are approx 1.25 inches or 3cm wide.
Display or Play
- UK/Aus/NZ version, with ‘favourite colour’ spelling is included in the pack – artwork prints out on A4 too.
- The finished watches make a fabulous display, on the bulletin board or pegged up on a line as a garland.
- Students may want to wear and play with their finished masterpieces!
- I suggest using a small piece of sticky tack or a masking tape hinge to attach them to their wrists. They can then be removed without tearing.
All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan