At Little Bowerbird Studio we love incorporating natural items into the children's play and art. The best part about natural items is that children will always find a way to play with them and they can be as creative and imaginative as they like. The items can be re-used numerous times in all of their art and play
It may just look like a box to an adult, but to a child there is an endless amount of possibilities. It could be a hat, a cubby, a spaceship, a cave, a robot, a car, a submarine.... it is open to their imaginations.
We set up a free pop up art and sensory activity centre for the children and what a hit!
There were Mandalas to make, Oobleck, Playdough with feathers and pipe cleaners, a music and pipe ball wall, Rainbow rice play, Painting and Chalk boards.
We have been teaching Pre-Primary for many years and we have learnt a lot from our students. The biggest thing that we have learnt is that children will generally draw something based on what they think it should look like rather than what it really looks like.