Re:wild west art activities
I have been holding summer camps for quite a few years here in India.
I found that the children find it interesting when you make the subject activity oriented.
You could collect images of typical wild west scenes and make a Power point presentaion to "Introduce" the subject to them.
Then split up the group and give them topics to work on.
Ask each group to work on a kind of research on the horse and its gear ( the saddle, etc).The various dresses that men and women wore during the wild west days.
A nice collage of sample fabrics and a few sketches of the dresses.
A sketch of a typical stage coach, would be so interesting.
If you are permitted to try drama let the students put up a small skit ..so they learn to talk in the typical style that they used to speak, during the wild west days.