Wednesday, 24 April 2013

World Earth Day

This week marked world earth day so we took this as an opportunity to learn a little bit more about our planet and the end result was these lovely world pictures. 

Using the very helpful google earth application we looked at a picture of our planet from space and then the children watched with fascination as it zoomed in to our particular location on the planet, excitedly recognising our house and the local school. Then it was time to get to work!

We decided to paint some pictures of the planet using the technique of 'cling film painting'. I placed some green and blue blobs on some circles of paper, placed them within a plastic wallet and let the children loose! Initially they began to bang the paper with their fists, moving the paint around. Then, the older children used their fingers to move the paint around under the protective plastic cover. 

The end result looked surprisingly like a globe. The most amusing part was that the children kept looking at his hands to see if they were covered in paint, which of course they were not!

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