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Monday, 08 February 2021
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Keep your children inspired and enthused with these amazing art activities, including print making, meadow painting, shadow drawing and much more, all using easy to find natural materials!

Ages 3 - 6

Make some fun 3D animal figures using these Templates of a chicken, cow, pig, sheep, tractor and some fruit to colour, cut out, assemble and enjoy.

Try making some art work using print making techniques using vegetables such as leeks using this Tractor Ted resources.

Use some fallen leaves and watch this video to make Spectacular Symmetrical Pictures!

Create some Imaginative Leaf Insects using this video made by LEAF Education, so many uses and a fun activity for this time of year.

It's amazing how much can be achieved with natural resources, you will find this Meadow Painting exercise using real grass a great activity for all ages.

Ages 7 - 11

Find out how to Make Your Own Paper, to create your personal story and to devise your own little book.

Learn how to write acrostic poems, create sound maps, draw with mud and charcoal, sculpt clay tree faces and boggart homes. Children and adults will love getting involved with these Imaginative Activities.

A universally fun art activity which involves pounding plants to release their Natural Pigments into cloth!

Ages 11 - 16

Connect with nature through Outdoor Art, this resource by Learning Through Landscapes focus on line, shape, form, tone, texture, pattern and colour.

This resource aims to encourage new approaches to Drawing using the things that you might have to hand in an outdoor setting.

Follow the path of the sun with shadow drawings this resource from Learning Through Landscapes is a great Fusion Activity. Use art and design to gather information about a scientific process.

For more home education resources, go to the Countryside Classroom Home Education Hub.  Do share what you are doing with us, and other home educators, at #CountrysideClassroom.

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LEAF Education works to engage, motivate, and inspire young people through experiential learning in order to equip our future generations with a balanced and informed insight into food production, farming and the environment. As the leading agri-education organisation we connect farmers, teachers, and young people, to support our future generations...    Read More
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