The Declaration of Independence Collaborative Block Poster can be used as a fun team building activity to introduce or review excerpts from the Declaration of Independence. Students work together to piece their Declaration of Independence “block” with their classmates. The result is a beautiful, fun, one of a kind pop-art to hang in the hall.
You can use the Life, Liberty and Happiness Block Poster as a bulletin board display, hang on the classroom wall, classroom door, hallway, school entrance, library, gym or any place you see fit. This poster will pop and students and teachers will stop to admire your work!
This is a relaxing but fun and engaging Declaration of Independence activity! I like to play music in the background while they are working and coloring. The Life, Liberty and Happiness Poster is designed so that each student colors their own block/piece of the poster. When everyone is done, they have to work as a team to put the block poster puzzle back together. Each poster has an abstract background to make your poster “pop”.
Students will need color pencils, markers or crayons, tape and scissors. This activity is great because they can put a personal art twist on their own block. The included teacher and student directions are very simple to follow. The possibilities are endless with this activity! My favorite part is watching the kids work as a team to try to piece it back together.
This is GREAT for community building and teamwork! Teachers should create a classroom that supports persistence, effort and even mistakes. Hanging the Declaration of Independence Block Poster is the perfect reminder for students.
How you choose to set it up in your classroom is up to you.
Each student colors one “block” or section of a large poster. This product includes 25 “blocks” or pages to color. I do understand that most of you have less than 25 students, as do I. There are ALWAYS early finishers who are willing to color a second block. Some blocks will take more time than others due to picture detail. Often times, I even color a block with my students! Print the file ONE time for each class on 8.5×11 paper!
•25 different blocks to color (1 per student)
•Example of a final version of poster
•The final poster size is around 36”x 36”