Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Literature Response

  1. This activity simply requires paints, paper, and imagination!
  2. Have your kids respond to a book they have read or book that is being read by the entire class. They should respond with paint.
  3. They can draw a scene they pictured, the main character, or other interesting story elements. Encourage them to experiment with the colors and different brushes in order to depict the scene in their mind.

More Center Focus Ideas

"A Busy Year" Reading
Valentine Placemats
Take for Granted
Shapes and Angles
Observe An Inchworm
Letter of Apology
Millennium Mural
Jacks
Complete the Story
Depict an Event
Money from Around the World
The Color Mix-Up
Political Debate about Celebration of Columbus Day
Letter to an Author
If You Could Be An Animal
How Many Squares?
Picture Frames
Block Volume
Olympic Events from A to Z
Rhyming Match
Am I a Square?
Thanksgiving Quilt
What’s the Stamp Worth?
Poetry vs. Prose
How Much Does Your Name Weigh?
Hurricane by David Weisner
Make Your Own Collage
Hackey Sack
The Wall
How Many Classrooms Fit?
Famous Places Wall
Washer Weights
Distances Traveled
Decorative Vase
European vs. Taino
Millennium Inventions
Junk Ship
Dough Dreidel
Surf the World
The Mayflower Compact
Easter Egg Contest
Oil Pastel Fruit
Paint by Title
Candy Heart Count
The First Thanksgiving
Popping Popcorn
Martin Luther King Jr.
Interview a Veteran
Halloween Alphabetizing
Dice Probability