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BASIC ACTIVITY PLAN (General Use with all ages)
Teacher Education Programs
Student: Susan Benson
Creative Arts Curriculum Classroom Activity: Object Faces
Age Level: 1st grade


Number of children in class: 12
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. Visual Art Standard: 4PR – Reduce objects into basic shapes and lines in relation
to the whole image.
Upon completing this activity, I will know the standard is met if the
child(ren) is(are) able to:

will explore using recyclable materials and different art supplies.
through experimentation, children will develop skills in visual arts.
will use their imagination to create a face picture

3. Materials & Before Class Preparations Needed:

white cardstock paper
crayons and markers
liquid glue/glue stick
Miscellaneous small found objects, like bottle caps, buttons, cotton balls, fabric
scraps, sticks, straws and yarn

4. Space/Area and Time Needed

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I will use a table which has been designated the crafting area. I will provide all the
materials need to complete the face picture project and a completed face picture as a
model. The visual arts activity, Object Faces, will be an individual based activity. Each
child will be given a blank white piece of cardstock. The teacher will examine the activity
and show the model of the face picture. Then, the child/children will be told to start the
activity using the materials provided. Each child will work independently but a maximum
of 4 children will work at the activity space at a time. The other children will be engaged
in another activity related to the theme of the week. They will be a given 10 -15 minutes
to complete the activity. After the time limit has expired, the four children that just
completed the art activity will switch/join the other activity and four new students will go
to art activity area. This will be done until all have completed activity.
5. Procedure:
1. Teacher will set up the specified arts area with the materials needed to complete
the activity.
2. The teacher will provide the instructions on how to do the object face picture and
show the model.
3. The children will then create their own individual face picture with the materials
supplied for them to use.
4. After the activity is complete, the child/children will place their project in a
designated area so the glue can dry.
5. The teacher will then display the artwork in the classroom. After a period of time,
the children will be able to take it home.
Upon completing this activity, I will know the standard is met if the child(ren) is(are) able

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a. will be able to visually see the face object picture they created and the differences
of others work.
b. will be able to visually see the different shapes, lines, and that have been shaped
into a face picture from using the various materials.
6. Teacher’s Role:
What might I talk about with the children to support my purpose?
As a teacher/paraprofessional talking about how the various objects have different
lines and shapes to them. For example, the bottle cap’s size, shape, and color. Also,
discuss how each object contributes to the whole picture. Discuss how each face picture
is different according to individuality.
List some open-ended problem solving questions that will be used related to the purpose.
How much teacher intervention should be required with assisting the child with
gluing materials? Is the child recognizing the lines and shapes of the material forming the
face picture? Does the child understand that all faces are shaped differently?

What are some on-going needs of the children during the activity that may need my

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Some needs that the children might have would be helping with gluing. The children
might not share the materials well.
What am I prepared to do to make the activity easier or more challenging?
I could have a face drawn on the white cardstock paper so that had a pattern to follow.
This might make it easier for some children.
7. Type of Assessment:
I will have the finished project to look at and see if the child met the standard objectives.
Also, asking the child about which shapes and lines that he/she can recognize on the
picture and recording this on a checklist that I have prepared.