If you are looking for short art entry tasks, bell ringers, mini lesson activities for the start of your art classes or different challenges to engage students at the start and end of a lesson, I have created a huge PowerPoint presentation with over 45 engaging starter or plenary activities for your art classes.
The mini art lesson activities are all art-related questions or thinking points and can be used in KS3 or KS4 lessons. I use them as either bell ringers, entry tasks, starters, plenaries or exit questions. I have used them to save me time when I need a way to engage a class quickly (and with minimal effort!) My students really enjoy them and always ask for the next one 😂
I have found that the art starter / plenary activities are good for generating classroom discussions and a great hook to get students interested at the start of a lesson. I use them regardless of the project or topic we’re learning about – particularly good at KS4 or GCSE when students are working on extended projects for a long time.
The presentation includes over 45 slides which are made up of art questions, challenges, thought prompts, riddles, true or false competitions, thunks and more – all related to art and photography. Some are very general so can be used across any class or topic, and some are more specific and related to different art movements – for example, Pop Art or Graffiti.
I had some fantastic (and hilarious) answers to some of the thought prompts in the presentation – particularly to the ‘is it art’ type of question… 😊