Magnetic Word Wall

I’ve been wanting to make a word wall in my art room for some time but there was always something else I had to get done first.  So my word wall continued to wait until one day when a student wrote “Oil Past -Dell” in one of her Artsonia artist statements.   I guess the word sounded OK, but the word was definitely not translating correctly :/  No more waiting, my word wall was getting done.

Inspired by an idea I saw on Pinterest, I purchased some magnetic paper on Amazon.  Since I don’t have a ton of white board, I created extra space using a piece of masonite board and magnetic paint.

Using some graphics I found online and a few of my own all I had to do was print directly onto the magnetic paper!

Here are some of the PDF files I created you are welcome to use. Enjoy!

Word Wall 1
Word Wall 2
Word Wall 3
Word Wall 4
Word Wall 5
Word Wall 6
Word Wall 7
Word Wall 8
Word Wall 9

Tip: Try and group the words on the wall based on their relationship to each other to create deeper understanding of the vocabulary.

Theresa McGee

Hello! My name is Theresa McGee and I am a National Board Certified Art Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator teaching in Hinsdale, Illinois. My curriculum is structured around creative thinking and technology integration into the learning process. I have authored eighteen articles for the Tech4ArtEd Column in SchoolArts Magazine and several iTunes U courses for professional development. I've presented at the state and national levels including several online webinars for art educators. In 2010, I was awarded Illinois Elementary Art Educator of the Year and in 2011 I was awarded the national PBS Teacher Innovator award. I love to share ideas that contribute to the art education profession!


  • January 8, 2013


    This is an awesome idea!!!
    I’m required to have the vocabulary used in a lesson posted on the board. I love your PDFs, but the graphics are a bit small for what I’d like to do with them. Is there any way I could get these in a different format? Perhaps something Microsoft (word, publisher, etc) where I can play with enlarging the images?
    I got the crystal cards, but they don’t have most of your words.

  • July 23, 2013


    Oh! Thank you for your generosity in sharing these!! What an absolute AWESOME idea and HUGE timesaver for me! Thank you again!!

  • July 26, 2013

    Amy Foley

    Interesting idea! I’m reading and working my way though your Literacy and Art iTuneU course.

  • August 26, 2013


    Thank you!!!! This is awesome!

  • January 2, 2014


    Just found this link on Pinterest! Thanks for sharing and for providing free resources!

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