Bringing the Outdoors In!
by Joanne Tan
Using collectibles from nature to create a table covering with your child.
Skill Level: Easy
Suitable For: 3 - 4 years old
Estimated Time: > 30 mins
Physical - Fine motor development from picking up leaves, sticks, etc
Intellectual - Observing and comparing, sorting, classifying, environmental awareness
Emotional - Grow in appreciation for mother nature
Social - Collaboration and cooperation
Go on a nature walk and collect only things that are found on the ground. Set up painting area in advance with newspaper. Select one of the items collected, and apply paint on it.
Leave the working canvas to dry. When completely dried, display the finish product on the intended table. You may lay a plastic sheet on it to protect the artwork
Collection of leaves
Cup of walk
Print it on your working canvas. Repeat the steps as desired.