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Hi All

 

Next half term our theme is "Growing", with particular emphasis on plants and flowers. I would like to plan some really exciting creative activities for the children. I have to look at famous paintings as well.

Any ideas? Outdoor and indoor activities. I've thought about making mud pies as I think that would be good fun but apart from that I am a bit stumped. Thanks all

:o

 

I am in a nursery setting 3 and 4 year olds

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Growing is ideal for famous paintings

 

In the passed have done sunflowers-Van Gogh using seeds/pasta etc and Irises which was very effective and we used it as a base for dry paint mixing and making shades of blue and purple.Children love the story of Van Gogh's life (especially cutting his ear off :o ).We also looked at his self portrait.I have done both paintings as finger painting with very thick paint.

 

Also for growing I have done Monet and looked at the paintings of his garden.We've made lists of garden features, designed gardens, made baking tray gardens.Art work we did 'impressionists' effect paintings using sponges.

 

This time I've seen some garden canvas art pictures in BBQ-ping-idea.I hope to laminate some A3 childrens painting and decorate our fence for a outdoor art gallery.I have an idea to make some larger wooden frames with the children using their woodworking skills-cover with calico and using some donated crayola emulision do some larger canvases.I think the head will allow us to knock a few nails in his beloved fence xD so we hang out them each day.

 

We will need some flowers later for our flower delivery service for outside play so will have to do my usual thing of throwing a table full of resources and letting the children create flowers.

 

Last year (reception) I gave each group a teracota pot which they painted.They then planted it up each choosing 1 plant from a selection of bedding plants.We did a display of painting of what we thought they would look like when in bloom.They were around our outside area and each group had to water and care for their planter.

 

I'm not sure if it will work as an attachment?? This is the SMART whiteboard introduction I made.

Page 1-Each group as a class chose a colour to paint their pot,the mini-beasts are the groups names-pick up and drop on each pot to lable

Page 2-7-examples of the fully grown flowers so help the children choose from the selection of bedding plants

page 8 is interactive for the children-sequencing planting up.The peat will drop behind the planter the flowers to decorate the pot-the watering can will tilt to water it- the sun can go in the sky-the stick goes in the planter and the white square is to lable for each group.

 

 

***attachment doesn't work but if you have a smart board your interested pm me

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We have paint mixing as a constant provision-sometimes paint blocks sometimes dry powder paint.Mixing palettes with small pots of dry power paint, non spill water pots, small plastic teaspoons and a variety different thickness paint brushes.The idea is the children create their own shades of paint.They are responsible for washing up their palettes, etc putting fresh water out and leaving the paint station ready for the next child.

When we did irisies we did it as a focus activity adult supported (not lead) In that case the children fingerpainted grass effect lines with finger paint as a base and the next day made purples/blues for the flowers using red, blue and white dry powder paint.

 

When we did this one child was REALLY enthralled with Van Gogh and his story.Dad reported back that while he was watching cricket the child asked him if Darren Gough was Van Gogh's brother :o

When he left they bought me a coffee table book about Van Gogh and a ceramic plaque of Irises xD

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Hello! I would love to receive your smart board attachment on painting pots please? It sounds great! Thank you.

 

 

Thanks again, very much, Natasha

 

Growing is ideal for famous paintings

 

In the passed have done sunflowers-Van Gogh using seeds/pasta etc and Irises which was very effective and we used it as a base for dry paint mixing and making shades of blue and purple.Children love the story of Van Gogh's life (especially cutting his ear off :o ).We also looked at his self portrait.I have done both paintings as finger painting with very thick paint.

 

Also for growing I have done Monet and looked at the paintings of his garden.We've made lists of garden features, designed gardens, made baking tray gardens.Art work we did 'impressionists' effect paintings using sponges.

 

This time I've seen some garden canvas art pictures in BBQ-ping-idea.I hope to laminate some A3 childrens painting and decorate our fence for a outdoor art gallery.I have an idea to make some larger wooden frames with the children using their woodworking skills-cover with calico and using some donated crayola emulision do some larger canvases.I think the head will allow us to knock a few nails in his beloved fence xD so we hang out them each day.

 

We will need some flowers later for our flower delivery service for outside play so will have to do my usual thing of throwing a table full of resources and letting the children create flowers.

 

Last year (reception) I gave each group a teracota pot which they painted.They then planted it up each choosing 1 plant from a selection of bedding plants.We did a display of painting of what we thought they would look like when in bloom.They were around our outside area and each group had to water and care for their planter.

 

I'm not sure if it will work as an attachment?? This is the SMART whiteboard introduction I made.

Page 1-Each group as a class chose a colour to paint their pot,the mini-beasts are the groups names-pick up and drop on each pot to lable

Page 2-7-examples of the fully grown flowers so help the children choose from the selection of bedding plants

page 8 is interactive for the children-sequencing planting up.The peat will drop behind the planter the flowers to decorate the pot-the watering can will tilt to water it- the sun can go in the sky-the stick goes in the planter and the white square is to lable for each group.

 

 

***attachment doesn't work but if you have a smart board your interested pm me

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Creative

 

• Collage – using natural materials, seeds etc.

• Natural materials printing twigs / bark/ fruit / vegetables

• Making 3D beanstalk / sunflower stalk

• Creating seed packets

• Providing materials make flowers, tissue paper/ egg cartons.

• Paint own imaginative plants.

• Draw paint giant’s key / spoon

• Rubbings from natural materials bark / seeds.

• Observational drawing of fruits / seeds / plants on different coloured paper with chalk/ crayon / paints

• Jack and the beanstalk – print leaves, make gees, golden eggs, magic beans etc.

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I hope to laminate some A3 childrens painting and decorate our fence for a outdoor art gallery.

What a great idea. We have to look out at a really ugly old fence from our new preschool windows and were trying to think of ways to brighten it up.

Thanks for that. :o

 

Sally

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:o We're also doing growing this term and have split into plants & flowers 1st half term and ourselves 2nd half. we have got planned sunflowers ( black circle,yello petals,sunflower seeds and green garden canes, grass heads (tights,soil,grass seed,wiggley eyes ,ears,nose etc) homecorner as a garden centre,florist and green grocers . Fruit and vegetable printing, we are also growing vegatables & plants form seed.

For ourselves each child is making a book abouth themselves feet & hand printing,eyes,hair,height etc and we are also doing family trees (parental involvement a blank one goes home to parents with letter explaining learning outcomes and what is required and that they are required to complete with the child and return to preschool when completed.

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We introduced 'Growing' as our keyword last week and we've gone in the direction of seeds (child lead) We've planted marigolds, sorted, made shakers, sieved them in the sand tray and used them in the craft area.We've been using the word 'patience' alot and read Jasper today

 

Tomorrow I'm baking seeded bread rolls.We will watch them grow :( choose which seed we want on our rolls-pumpkin, sunflower, seseme, cook then eat . xD

 

Our garden role play is doing really well but the children have so many ideas it is getting a bit cramped.

We have a garden shed.In it theres a table, graph paper and some laminated pages from a garden design book.A member of staff's son has a gardening business so he came to talk to the children and show some of his tools.He brought a file of photo's and design drawings and thats what the children were most interested in.

There a tray with plant pots, seed packets, trowela and some wooden beads to pot up and plant.There's also some carrots to plant by request.

Decking!!! planks from the large bricks with deck chairs

Real standard bay tree (from my garden) We are talking kindly to it and saying good morning because things grow better when spoke to nicely and made to feel welcome :o

Artificial grass and lawn mower

Wooden bricks, hats, tool box, laminates of how to build a wall around the garden

Planter-cardboard box with holes in to push in artificial flowers

Pond-tyre cover with blue fabric with soft toy fish, food

BBQ-bought from garden centre, small bucket BBQ cheaper and better value than the ELC plastic toy one.We've put coloured tissue paper in the bottom for fire

 

Not all of this appeared at once this has built up over a week.The children still want a washing line, a gate, a fence and a table with an umbrella!!!

 

Somethings got to give!!!

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Hello! I would love to receive your smart board attachment on painting pots please? It sounds great! Thank you.

 

 

Thanks again, very much, Natasha

 

Natasha,

 

Please could you send a pm (private message) to biccy with your email address. Many thanks. :o

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Hi anyone who's requested the file and not received it

Since posting my PC decided to fry itself.Somebody with more knowledge than me managed to retrive my documents to disc.My new PC with vista xD has not yet got the smart board software on so I cannot currently view the document myself.I'm happy (given time and very little swearing :o at vista ) to send people the document but you won't beable to view it without smart board software as thats what it was created with.

Last time I download the software on-line so when it comes to the top of my current list of jobs to do I'll have a go installing it.I also have a file of smartboard scarecrow photo's that I used as an extention last year, rubbish and more

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This time I've seen some garden canvas art pictures in BBQ-ping-idea.I hope to laminate some A3 childrens painting and decorate our fence for a outdoor art gallery.I have an idea to make some larger wooden frames with the children using their woodworking skills-cover with calico and using some donated crayola emulision do some larger canvases.I think the head will allow us to knock a few nails in his beloved fence so we hang out them each day

 

I thought you'd like to see the results of our wood work, co-operation and creative development skills-Looks brill!! in our outside area.A few children were away so when they have added their prints we are going to varnish it

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