Have you ever noticed how the colours in nature change throughout the year? Sometimes the trees are green, and other times they are red, orange and yellow. Sometimes the sky is blue, other times it is dark grey with storm clouds.
Today you are going to be a combination of a scientist and an artist, a ‘scientartist’! You will have to think about the four different seasons and how the world outside changes, then create a piece of art showing the differences.
Some kids will be able to work on this activity with minimal support.
Ideal for: Early Learning, Lower Primary Ages 5 – 8
- fresh air
- be creative
Time required: 30 minutes
Curriculum connections: Maths, Science, Visual Arts, Critical and Creative Thinking
This activity encourages young kids to take notice of the world around them and how it changes. When watching movies or reading books, ask your kid/s what they think the weather is like, and what evidence they are using to make that judgement, for example, ‘She is wearing a beanie so it must be cold’.
Encourage your kid/s to be creative and take risks in their art. Trees don’t always have to have green leaves, and it’s not wrong to draw things differently! Young kids can often feel pressured to make their art homogenous as they seek to fit in with their new friends.
- Art supplies: coloured pencils, pens, paint, coloured paper, glue, scissors.
- Template (included below)
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.