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.

  • 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.

  • Creative License

    Ages: Early Childhood (PK-2), Upper Elementary (3-5), Middle School (6-8)
    Art Forms: Literary Arts, Visual Arts

    Goal: For students to understand the idea of 'creative license' and to feel comfortable taking risks during the residency.

  • 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'.

  • 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.

  • Draw that Sound

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

    Goal: To create a visual response to music.

  • 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

  • Form a Circle

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

    Goal: Offering ways for a TA to have students form a circle.