I am Rachel, a childminder in Plymouth, recently graded outstanding by Ofsted. This blog shares our activities at Berkeley Childminding, showing off the children's creative master pieces and favourite outings.
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Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Spring Flower Painting
As we have been out and about in the parks and looking at all the lovely spring flowers emerging I thought this would be a nice activity to bring the outdoors into our art using kitchen utensils to create a picture. This project worked well with toddlers though to reception age children.
Using a fork the older children learnt how to use a two step motion to press the prongs and then the base of the fork onto the paper to make a bright flower shape. The younger children just liked the brightness of the colours and were satisfied with making a pronged pattern on the paper.
Once we had our flowers we then set about painting our stems on. The older children talked about the stems and began to draw them under the flowers whereas the younger ones, loving the colours, created some more abstract art ideas!