Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Paint by Title

  1. You will need to gather many prints or pictures of paintings for this activity. Write the names of the paintings on index cards.
  2. Have your kids randomly pick a title and paint a picture based on the title.
  3. Then have them compare their painting with the actual one! They will have a lot of fun with this activity.
  4. This is a fun activity, but the art of painting itself should still be stressed during the activity. You may want to have some other paintings available for your students to peruse to get ideas for color and technique.

More Center Focus Ideas

The Pumpkin
Martin Luther King Jr.
Walk a Mile in Their Boots
Cinquain
Poetry vs. Prose
Potato Latkes
Know Your Presidents
What is the Moral?
Macaroni Names
Political Debate about Celebration of Columbus Day
Does It Measure Up?
What Do I Want to Know?
Historical Perspective
The Mayflower Compact
Totem Pole
Building Our Community
Presidential Fractions
Cinderella, Cinderella
American Anthems
Where Is This?
If I Were President...
Egg Volume
Where Did He Go?
Leaf Estimation
Spin-and-Spell
Toothpick Sculptures
Discover Music
Inching Along
Haikon Mosaics
Literature Response
Letter to an Author
The Heart of the Matter
How Far is Sydney?
Alphabetizing Objects
Aluminum Boat Contest
Rebus Stories
Hero or Not?
Persuasive Essay About "Millennium"
The Real Reason
Sponge Observation
Spaghetti vs. Macaroni
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
The First Thanksgiving
Complete the Story
The Color Mix-Up
Spinner Probability
Current Happenings in Science
Dough Dreidel
What’s the Stamp Worth?
Interview a Veteran