Friday, 22 July 2016

Colourful Animals

This morning as we were playing outside in the hot hot sun we decided that the children needed to slow down and relax, so we took out an activity. We pulled a couple of picnic tables into the shade, put out some markers and animals to colour. The children casually came over and began engaging in the activity.

As they were busy, the conversations was building between all the children. They started naming their animals and taked about the different kinds they had. The children had a choice to choose a fish, elephant, pig or a dog. 

"This is sprinkles"

"My dog's name is rainbow"

The children used their creativity skills and eye hand coordination. Some children put a lot of thought into what colours they wanted to use. One child said  "look I made the lips red and his fins green". The other children responded "my fish has brown lips". 

Using your imagination and memory makes children use their cognitive skills. Even through art children are developing and learning skills that they can use everyday. 🎨

Written by: Mrs. Zilkie πŸ™‹πŸΌ

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