Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas Art in Bear Woods.

I wrote about the children enjoying creating transient art up in Bear Woods in a previous post over here: http://nosuchthingasbadweather.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/transient-art-in-bear-woods.html.
So for our last visit to Bear Woods for 2014 I took some tinsel & bows up as to see if the children would like to try & make some Christmas art with the mouse mats.
Although tinsel may not be still in favour for the majority of people anymore, I think it will always hold a special place in the hearts of preschool teachers & young children!
The children fell on the bag of Christmas 'stuff' with such enthusiasm & soon were creating lots of pieces with a lovely sparkly, festive feel. One child had a big fat piece of tinsel & declared it was a 'baby dragon' & with it's bright red eyes it did look very effective. Some others then tried to create other creatures too whilst some just wanted to see how many pieces they could fit on the mouse mat.
'A baby dragon'
Then one child discovered the little bows could be fitted onto the bare tree branches & so they began to decorate one of the Alder trees. 
By the time we were leaving Bear Woods was looking very festive indeed.

10 comments:

  1. What a great way to get the kids outdoors exploring nature whilst sparking their imagination. I love the baby dragon, the ideas that come out of a childs mind are always intriguing. I still think that the mouse mats are an inspired idea. That tree looks very festive indeed. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

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    1. Thanks Fiona, I am so glad I grabbed loads of the mouse mats!

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  2. Awww what a great way to tickle the kids imagination! Lovely activity! #countrykids

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    1. Thanks for popping over to leave a lovely comment.

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  3. I love all your great ideas for taking art outside. Such an inspirational blog and glad I discovered you! Have a lovely New Year :)

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    1. Thanks so much for saying that & the feeling is mutual, so glad to have found you too.

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  4. I love this idea and it's something that anyone can do! We love getting out and about in the winter just as much as the summer

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    1. Hi Leandra, I agree being outdoors all year round is well worthwhile, I love seeing all the seasonal changes.

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  5. Great being outdoors doing something creative. I love the baby dragon!

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    1. Hi Xandi, the baby dragon is my favourite too!

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