- Happy New Year 2022! Reflect on 2021, set new goals and make resolutions with this fun New Year art and writing activity.
- Engage children creatively with this New Years ‘All About Me’ Instagram style cell phone construction, art and writing resource.
- Ideal for use as a first week back activity or as an art specific or self reflection lesson.
- Invite students to cut out and make their own fold out booklet style art-phone, and then to complete the image making on the front cover and the written elements inside.
- I will update this activity each year, so you will be able to download free updates if you would like to continue to use the activity beyond 2022.
- On the front cover, invite students to respond to and illustrate the 9 questions or prompts, with thumbnail doodles or drawings: Happy New Year, Fireworks, Balloons, a New Year Brings, Year of the Tiger, 2-0-2-2
- On the inside left page, 2021, Looking Back, is designed in a text message style, and asks 4 questions: What is your best ever memory of 2021? What is the most important thing you learned about yourself last year? Did you try a new sport or do something that really challenged you?What would you like to leave behind in 2021?
- On the inside right page, 2022, Looking Forward, prompts the following: My top 5 goals, My wish for 2022, My no.1 resolution, and open ended questions to complete, I imagine that…. I plan to….
- ‘Get Set For 2022’ garland to decorate and display
- Large 2022 letters for students to decorate and display
- Photographed examples to display and use for inspiration
- Doodle pages and bookmarks for early finishers
- Clear visual construction instructions
- Measurements: Tablet size 4.8 x 9.8 inches, each individual drawing square measures 1.5 x 1.5 inches
- Suitable for Canada/ UK/ NZ/ Australia spellings
- Basic materials: Heavyweight paper / card stock for printing, scissors and glue stick, pens / pencils / colored marker pens for the artwork and written work, string or pegs for garland
Considerations and how to use this activity
- Encourage students to move beyond words, and ‘draw their answers’
- Consider the space around the images they draw
- How do the 9 images look collectively?
- Is there an emerging theme or style or color?
- What colors do we associate with words? eg fireworks: red, orange, yellow
- How do students feel about the first week back to school?
- It’s OK to express dislikes as well as likes, our fears along with our hopes
- The completed art phones look great pegged up collectively as a classroom garland or can decorate a wall, door or bulletin board.
All original artwork ©The ImaginationBox/Diane Pagan 2021