Find some "treasure" from around the site and make it into a clay mosaic.
Links to EYFS:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding of the World
Expressive Arts and Design
The activity this week was to make a mosaic from clay and use bits of "treasure" found around site. We showed the children some pictures of mosaic patterns and we talked about how they were made, what pictures they liked and why, the colours, sizes of the pieces and the number of pieces used. The children then went around the site to find interesting things to use for their mosaic: pieces of slate, tile, stone, pinecones, feathers, leaves, sticks etc. They then moulded the clay into the shape of their choice before pushing their treasures into the clay to form their mosaic.
Use some scraps of paper, tin foil, old fabric, wool or anything you can find around your home to make a collage with your child. Encourage them to explain why they have chosen certain colours or textures and why they have arranged them in the pattern that the have. Have a look in books or online to find some other examples of mosaics or collages and ask your child to choose their favourite one.