Testing out this activity - I could use your help!! I ran across a reference to the clip-art icon site TheNounProject.com and got hooked on the thousands of choices. (Thanks so much to the person who posted it on one of the Facebook groups I follow - sorry I didn't save the reference). So, I paid the unlimited license for the year ($40) to see how much use I can get from the site. What's the Quote, is the first thing that came in. Help me flush this out. Your downloadable print-n-play set is to the right.
So far, I'm thinking I'll use the glossy set to re-use with different groups - we'll write the quotes on index cards or Post-Its. For the copy paper sets, I'm going to have participants simply write the quotes on the cards and do something with these depending on the context.
Thoughts So Far I will scatter the cards out on a table/floor so all the images are visible. I think a discussion about quotes and maybe some (of my favorite) examples might help spark the fires. Depending on the group and context, I'll direct them in one of the following:
- General Directions - Look around through the pool of cards. Be open to the possible quotes that might come into your brain about any of the cards. When you get a strong feeling about one of the cards, one you can put your own original (or something close to another quote you might know) quote to, pick that one out of the pool, grab a pen and write your quote under the image on the card. Notice there is not a lot of room under the images, so try to craft your quote to fit within that space. Besides, short quotes are easier to remember. When everyone is finished, we can discuss our work. (If there is time, maybe while waiting for others to finish, players can make more than one quote card.)
- Quote for Another - Think of someone in your life right now, it could be a friend, family member, teacher, (co-worker, retail shop owner, police officer...) with whom you would like to show gratitude or cheer them up. Then, look through the cards with this person in mind. Find an image that inspires an original quote from you that you would like to give this person. Grab the card, write your quote on it and pass it along the next time you see him/her.
- Quote to Yourself - (Student Context) You will be looking for an image that inspires an original quote that you are going to save and then read on your graduation day. What do you want to say to yourself on that day? What image will inspire you? (With this one I would have envelopes to seal their image quote into and take home to store in a safe place until graduation.)
What else can we do with these? I would love to hear your ideas. Share in the Comments (or send me an email). We'll Beta for a couple months then I'll create an 'official' write-up to send out. (And, thanks for the help!!)
All the best,
Chris Cavert, Ed.D.