Bringing The Outdoors In

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - Fine motor development from picking up leaves, sticks, etc
  • Intellectual - Observing and comparing, sorting, classifying, environmental awareness
  • Emotional - Grow in appreciation for mother nature
  • Social - Collaboration and cooperation
#Scienceofplay07

Using collectibles from nature to create a table covering with your child.
Skill Level
Easy
Suitable for
3-4 years old
Estimated time
> 30 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Old newspaper
  • Collection of leaves
  • stones
  • sticks
  • etc.
  • Poster colours
  • Brush
  • Cup of walk
  • Palette
  • Dining mat

Step 1

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Gather the materials. Go on a nature walk and collect only things that are found on the ground.

Step 2

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Set up painting area in advance with newspaper. Select one of the items collected, and apply paint on it.

Step 3

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Print it on your working canvas. Repeat the steps as desired.

Step 4

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Leave the working canvas to dry. When completely dried, display the finish product on the intended table. You may lay a plastic sheet on it to protect the artwork.

Ask the Kids

What shall we do with stones, leaves and twigs we have not used?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below