Art Spiral

This activity allows pupils to personally reflect and communicate their thoughts, ideas and feelings in a creative way on a particular issue.

This activity allows pupils to personally reflect and communicate their thoughts, ideas and feelings in a creative way on a particular issue. Everyone in the group selects a free space on the spiral and draws something which represents their thoughts on a particular topic.

How might your represent your fears?

Everyone in the group selects a free space on the spiral and draws something which represents their thoughts on a particular topic.

Back-to-back

Encourages working together and develops clarity in communication and active auditory skills.

This activity encourages pupils to work together and to develop clarity in communication and observation. It also promotes active auditory skills. It can be easily transferred into different learning areas.

What should you draw? What about choosing a favourite animal.

Pupils sit back-to-back (no cheating), one is given an image the other pencil and paper. The pupil with the image must provide instructions on how to draw it.

Consider All Factors

Gets pupils to think about all relevant factors when making a decision or considering an idea.

This methodology encourages pupils to think about all the relevant factors when making a decision or considering an idea. It is a useful tool before deciding and planning a particular course of action, and can be used in conjunction with a possible carousel activity to gather together a comprehensive list of factors which may determine a decision or idea.

A new hotel which will help with local tourism is to be built however the community centre needs to be knocked down.

Discuss the important of considering all factors in decision making then split pupils into pairs/groups, ask to fill out the Consider All Factors worksheet (page # of the guide).