💖 Top 5 Skills included in Nature Painting
Go on a Nature Walk to find your leaves, sticks, gumnuts & more!
💖 Top 5 Skills included in Nature Painting:
⭐ Sensory Play - Play involving the senses! Sensory play opens up so many opportunities to learn and play, and this activtiy is no exception!
Touch: the different textures of the nature items & the paint
Smell: smell the different leaves that you have collected - look out for eucalypts, lavender & rosemary on your nature walk
Sight: notice the different textures and features or the different items that you have collected - how do you think they'll look when rolled or dipped in the paint?
Sound: what do the leaves and sticks sound like when you crunch them? what sound does the squelchy paint make?
⭐ Creative Play - creative play gives children a chance to play, create, design and discover without following rules or instructions. It's great for 'down time' while allowing them to express themselves!
⭐ FMS - Bilateral Co-ordination - using both sides of the body to complete a task: dipping and pressing the different leaves and sticks into the paint and transferring to a sheet of paper
⭐ FMS - Crossing the Midline - Imagine a line running from your nose through to your belly button - this is your midline. Crossing the Midline involves tasks that require your right hand or foot to cross this line and complete a task on the left side of your body or visa versa: in this activity, try placing the nuts and leaves on one side of the paper, and the paints on the opposite side. Practice crossing the midline by getting your little one to reach from one side of the other paper to pick up the nature items, crossing over to the paint to colour it, and then back to the middle to stamp it onto the paper.
⭐ Science - mixing one or more ingredients together to get a new or different result; in this case mixing colours to make a new colour
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