Arts and Crafts lessons are a creativity time and place where kids can express themselves throughmanipulating different techniques and materials meanwhile we use English as the classroom language.
Using engaging activities, kids can develop their fine-motor skills as well as their creativity. It is an opportunity to mix different abilities to make connections between hands and mind being this a way to expand their linguistic skills.
During the second Term, we have been working on some Easter crafts in which we have used a great variety of materials and technics:
In P5 we have done a pastry mat and some colour feathers to decorate an Easter cake. To do the pastry mat kids have had to punch along the template black line. They have had to put in practise their manual ability and accuracy. Besides, we have used tissue paper and toothpicks to make the feathers.
In P4 we have done a beautiful Easter egg with a little surprise inside…They have used wax crayons to colour the egg and they have had to punch the template lines as well. Om the other hands, they have also drawn a chick using wax crayons. At last they have ripped yellow tissue paper and paste it as straw. The final result is a happy chick coming up of the egg.
Besides these Ester crafts, we have been working on other kind of activities. For instance, in P3 starting from The Very Hungry Caterpillar storytelling we have done some related crafts:
– Using balloons and paint we have printed the Caterpillar. They had a lot of fun with it!
– Then we have drawn the eyes, feelers and legs.
– Additionally, we glued tissue paper on The Caterpillar food, we have painted it and finally we have punched it. Even the little hole!
– Eventually we told the story again using our crafts.