Fourth graders have been preparing for their field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago for week now through interactive games that got them looking, thinking, and talking about the collection at our world class museum a short drive away. Watch our slideshow video and view our LIVE tweets from the event below.
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Do you want to know about the games we used to prep for this trip?
I wrote a post about our resources here. And, I wrote up one game for School Arts Magazine. You can learn more about it here.
I wrote up an article describing our Spect-ART-acles game that we play in 4th grade to prepare for out trip to the Art Institute of Chicago. It is in the May 2018 School Arts Magazine Issue. View it online here.
Here are the images they used of our students wearing their image on their glasses similar to the game Headbanz.
See my original post with resources
I wrote up the whole 45 minute lesson as a post with all the resources I use to play the game with my students HERE.
I will be taking my fourth graders on a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago in early April. To make the trip more meaningful and engaging, I play three different games to help them become more familiar with the art collection.
One of the games is called SPECT-ART-ACLES. It was inspired by a NAEA presentation I saw a number of years ago about playing games in the art room. My student teacher, Matthew Etherington, helped me put this idea together and customize it for our trip to the Art Institute by making it all about the permanent collection at their museum.
We started by purchasing plastic glasses and hot gluing a popsicle stick to the top with a piece of velcro. I already had a collection of postcards of art from the Art Institute and used those as our game pieces by adding velcro to the back. These could be designed and printed out on card stock and laminated so they last from year to year.
In this introduction video you can play against Matthew and learn how the game works.
This Fugleflick video will help students brush up on their art vocabulary so they can ask good questions like, Am I a landscape? Sculpture? Still Life? Figure drawing? Abstract?
For the last bit of class we have the ULTIMATE CHALLENGE ROUND. We spin the digital wheel to see which student from each table will come up and play the game before the whole class. It's an elimination game that reveals our guessing strategies to all.
Published in School Arts Magazine
The May 2018 edition of School Arts Magazine published my article about our game.
View it here.
Our fourth graders will be going to the Art Institute of Chicago after spring break.
So, we are creating art and playing games about the art that we will find when we arrive.
Today we played, SPECT-ART-ACLES. This game was developed after I saw a presentation at the national art conference two years ago. The kids love this guessing game. We also have played Art Institute Bingo and Connect-a-Concept to become more familiar with the museum's permanent collect. When we arrive we will go on a scavenger hunt for some paintings in the permanent collection. Learning should be fun!
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