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.

  • Whiteboard – Stop Motion

    Ages: Upper Elementary (3-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
    Art Forms: Media Arts

    Goal: To make dot appear to move around the whiteboard.

  • Zany Characters (Exquisite Corpses)

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

    Goal: To introduce teamwork by collaborating on a visual art piece.

  • Zip Zap Zop

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

    Goal: To get the classroom on the same page energetically. To develop awareness of the importance of eye contact.