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.

  • A Thank You Just For You

    Ages: Early Childhood (PK-2)
    Art Forms: Dance, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Music, Theater, Visual Arts

    Goal: Facilitate transition, create ritual, foster gratitude

  • 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. 

  • Creating Community Agreements

    Ages: Early Childhood (PK-2), Upper Elementary (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
    Art Forms: Dance, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Music, Theater, Visual Arts

    Goal: To establish community guidelines and agreements.

  • 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.

  • Creativity Key

    Ages: Early Childhood (PK-2), Upper Elementary (3-5)
    Art Forms: Dance, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Music, Theater, Visual Arts

    Goal: To introduce word and concept of 'unlocking our creativity'.

  • 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

  • Finding a Partner or Small Group

    Ages: Early Childhood (PK-2), Upper Elementary (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
    Art Forms: Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theater

    Goal: Intentional ways to create pairs or small groups

  • Moving Objects

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

    Goal: To introduce stop-motion animation techniques that can make an object appear as if it is moving on its own.