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Outdoor art

Our boys and girls had lots of fun in our garden today further developing their gross motor skills. They collected lots of different materials and chose their favourite colour of paints to create their artwork.

The children chose lots of different sized brushes so that we could see the different marks they would make on our screen. We made lots of big sweeping movements with our large brushes and tiny little movements with our small brushes.

The children chose to paint some shells and pine cones which they then pressed and rolled onto the screen to see the beautiful patterns they made.

We mixed lots of our colours together and made “rainbow patterns”. The children discovered that when they mixed the blue, orange and green paint together it turned brown!

“It looks like waves on the sea”

”It’s a rainbow snake”

We had lots of fun using the rollers. We stretched up really high and crouched down really low!

Of course the best fun of all was painting our hands and making lots of handprint patterns. We made lots of squiggles,  lines and wrote our names with our fingers.

Brilliant work boys and girls!

Can you make the firework explode?

Today we had the best fun in our Home room garden. We have been looking at pictures of fireworks. We were talking about the patterns, shapes and colours they make in the sky. We decided to experiment with paint and water to make our own firework explosions and see what patterns ours will make.

We used our hands to throw the paint in the air and watch what happened when it landed. We used different colours and glitter. We added water to help make the patterns move on the ground.

We had so much fun mixing the colours in the air before they landed on the ground.
We then decided to use our brand new gross motor mark making tools, to create shapes and patterns and make our firework picture pop.

We worked together to made lines, spirals and circles in our big outdoor art picture.

All the children had so much fun outdoors making the firework art. The skills we learned through this were mark making, exploring colours, investigating patterns and creative thinking.  We all learn the most when we are having fun.