Our first piece of Easter Art during our Happy Feet Easter Camp was our nests. The children had great fun creating their own ‘nests’. They used brown paper bags, coloured shredded paper, fluffy toy chicks and card to make their beautiful Easter Nest’s. There was great surprise when we added some tiny chocolate eggs for the finishing touch! See the photos below.
Our January project was called “our arctic friends” and the children really warmed to Larry the polar bear as we discussed in circle time his life in the Arctic Circle.
As part of our Art, Lucy our Transition Year student from Manor House Secondary school, outlined Larry on large sheets of white paper. The children got to work straightaway on making his “oily coat”. They had great fun working with the texture of the glue and it really appealed to them when we added some olive oil to the mix. They really enjoyed the combination of glue, oil and cotton wool!
Lucy used black felt for “Larry’s claws” and “Larry’s nose” and a black stone for “Larry’s eyes”. The children were delighted when they produced the finished art piece and we hung Larry The Polar Bear up on our wall for display.
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Both Year 1 and Year 2 students painted their pots in beautiful bright colours. The following week in gardening hour they got their green fingers working and planted their pansies. The children really enjoyed planting with soil and turning their pots into masterpieces.
A nice surprise for Mothers Day!
We had great fun creating our own Spring flowers during arts & crafts time. The children took inspiration from the pansies to create their 3 dimensional spring flowers.
“My paper flower is so bright and has come alive!”
(One of the happy comments!)
It was mid September when we introduced the gardening class to broad beans. Karen, one of our Montessori teachers explained that the beans needed roots to grow and that the beans needed to be placed in a moist tissue to grow those roots.
This was going to take time and as the roots grew, the children learned about the process of growing plants and how to nurture and care for their own pieces of nature. Check out our photos below to watch how it all happened!
For camp this year we made Magnificent Masks! We prepared sticky templates and had lots of fun using glitter to decorate their masks.
During our art session a conversation took place about eyes and why cats have such bright eyes! We discussed the different breeds of cats and the shape of their (quote) “black parts of their eyes and why they are not round like ours?”. Naturally, I did not know the answer, so I took a trip to the library after camp, as questions needed to be answered!
After finishing their art pieces and having lunch, we mixed Happy Feet yoga, dance and games before relaxation and story time. See how creative the children got with their fantastic masks below!
See below a sample of some beautiful angels the children made within our Happy Feet Christmas Camp 2012. Our Christmas Camp was full of festive joy where we mixed yoga, dance and played games galore!