This incredibly simple brain teaser is a huge hit with students of all ages. It takes very little prep and there's hardly any clean up. You can use whatever coloring tools and paper you have on hand. It's also a great reason to save any sturdy paper scraps from previous projects.
Each student will need:
- 1 piece of paper
- 1 random pre-cut shape from sturdy paper
- Coloring tools (markers, pencils, crayons, etc.)
Cut out random shapes from construction paper or card stock. Try not to make the shapes look like anything specific. With younger students, create easy shapes such as teardrops or half-circles. Each student will use one shape, and can trade with their seat partners when they're done.
Trace the shape onto blank paper. Decide which direction it should be oriented or if it should go near the edge or in the center. Using your imagination, think about what the shape looks like. A part of something bigger? I close-up of something smaller? Something far away or SUPER far away? Draw additional shapes, details, etc. in your own style to make a picture.