The Activity Bank

The GIVE Activity Bank is a resource bank of short activities or skill-based tasks that already include supports and accommodations to meet a range of students’ needs. These activities can be easily added to your lesson—with small adjustments for your unique students and classroom—to make it more inclusive.

These activities have been submitted as is by New York City Teaching Artists from New Victory Theater, ArtsConnection, and Community-Word Project.

  • Animal Monologues

    Ages: Middle School (6-8)
    Art Forms: Theater

    Goal: To introduce character development through a familiar concept like their favorite animal

  • Character Grill

    Ages: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
    Art Forms: Literary Arts, Theater

    Goal: To invite students to fully inhabit and take full ownership of their developing characters before continuing their writing process. 

  • Clay Transformation Sequence

    Ages: Upper Elementary (3-5), Middle School (6-8)
    Art Forms: Media Arts

    Goal: To introduce basic claymation techniques working in small groups. 

  • Conductor

    Ages: Early Childhood (PK-2), Upper Elementary (3-5)
    Art Forms: Music

    Goal: To learn and understand the term 'Dynamics', and to work together as an ensemble.

  • Creating Stop-Motion Credits

    Ages: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
    Art Forms: Media Arts

    Goal: For students to share a little about themselves through their creative expression.

  • Crescendo

    Ages: Early Childhood (PK-2), Upper Elementary (3-5)
    Art Forms: Music, Theater

    Goal: To warm up our bodies and voices in a silly way. To get to know each other's names through repetition.

  • Family Crests

    Ages: Upper Elementary (3-5), Middle School (6-8)
    Art Forms: Media Arts, Visual Arts

    Goal: To introduce the concept of symbolism and get to know the students interests

  • Getting Your Own Notepad

    Ages: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
    Art Forms: Literary Arts, Visual Arts

    Goal: For students to feel a sense of ownership of their own personal creative space.