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5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Setting Up a Free Choice Area

One of the best areas of my room is the free choice station. It immediately answers that usually tricky question, “I’m done. What do I do next?” Setting up a free choice station is a great way to make sure that the creativity keeps flowing in your art room, even when the projects are finished. I’ve put together the 5 most important questions you should ask yourself when setting up a free choice station along with some tips to make it run smoothly.

 Do you have a free choice area in your room?

What are the expectations for your students when they’re finished? We’d love to hear!

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9 years ago

Amanda Heyn is the Director of K-12 Professional Development at The Art of Education. She enjoys helping to create relevant, engaging PD just for art teachers.