Combining math and art to make gorgeous pattern stars is a great STEAM lesson plan.
Combine math with art in one of our favourite hundred square activities – can you make 100 colours?
100 colours hundred square activities
Each week we’ll have a range of activities to explore the season through our senses.
This week we’re using our sense of sight and I have a gorgeous Christmas tree craft that invites children to use their eyes to make a festive art display – or a Christmas tree matching game. Use the links at the end of this article to see all the other ideas so you can set up a sensory play experience for your children too.
Christmas sensory play :: Christmas tree craft and matching game
We’re joined by Christie from Childhood101 today, with a great post about sorting fun. I hope you enjoy her ideas.
“Pleasure in arranging things – whether lining up pebbles or tiny toys in a row, or arranging lines, shapes and colours on a sheet of paper – is part of children’s lives, part of the human desire for visual order.”
~Ursula Kolbe, It’s Not A Bird Yet: The Drama of Drawing (2005)
My daughter loves to sort and organise; from collecting small, natural objects on our daily walks at 18 months of age and sorting strips of fabric two months later, to arranging fairy stones at play or helping to sort the laundry as a three year old. At various times we have sorted by colour, size, texture, shape and number. Always in a spontaneous, fun and playful manner. [Read more…]
Diwali rangoli designs made with colored salt are a gorgeous sensory delight – and they’re really easy to make. Here’s how:
Diwali rangoli patterns with colored salt [Read more…]
Have you ever used henna to make mehndi patterns? We tried it this week as part of our project on weddings around the world and it was wonderful. Such a lovely group activity and a great hands-on (truly!) way to learn about a culture different to our own. Oh, and surprising good for math games too. Here are our tips for how to use henna as a beautiful art and math lesson.
Henna math games :: making mehndi patterns [Read more…]
Here’s a frightfully fun set of spooky sums – a great Halloween maths game!