Have your students/children create a cartoon of themselves saying something important about ART!
Kids can draw or fill in a cartoon person to represent themselves, then fill in the cartoon speech bubble. (For younger groups, grown-ups can help with writing the kids’ ideas in their bubbles.)
Some writing prompts could be:
- What is art?
- What is your favorite thing about art?
- What does art mean to you?
- What do you learn about in art?
- Research a famous quote about art and write it along with the person’s name who said it. (Try these sites: Artquotes.net Brainyquote.com Quotegarden.com
- Or just write a celebration statement, like “ART ROCKS!”, “I LOVE ART!” or whatever makes you happy!
Just download and photocopy any of these handouts that will work for you. I have created 3 different ones to work for different ages or lessons:
YAM Cartoon Handout 1 &
YAM Cartoon Handout 2: Two handout options- with and without lines in the speech bubble. If you are writing one word or a short phrase, you may want to use the blank bubble. Handouts 1 & 2 include a cartoon person that kids can color and add hair/clothing ideas onto.
YAM Cartoon Handout 3: Here the person space is left blank so kids can draw their own cartoon self from scratch. I also left the cartoon bubble blank. When I use it with my kids (grades 5+), I will have them write with a lined paper under the bubble so they can see the lines through and write neatly, or they can measure and draw the lines themselves using pencil and ruler.
This is a great activity to use on a YAM bulletin board. You can hang the papers as is, or cut out the cartoon and bubble to display in any creative way you want. Have fun!