Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Found Object Art

Activity: Found Object Art
  • While the sun shines today, take a walk around your neighborhood to collect 10-15 found objects: small rocks, twigs, leaves (old and new), flower blossoms, etc.
  • Once home, create a piece of art using the found objects.
  • You could create a collage, a 3-D monster, a rainbow, or anything!
Materials
  • A bag
  • Some patience
  • A limitless imagination
  • (and some paper, cardboard, glue or tape, maybe some scissors, etc.)
Questions and Prompts
  • I spy with my little eye . . .
  • What do you want to make? Maybe we could look for objects to help you make it.
  • Look what we found! What could you make with these objects?
  • Why do you like that object? Why did you pick it? What makes it special?
  • Our challenge is to find only 10-15 very special objects. Which do you like more? Which one do you want to keep? (By limiting the choices, you make the end product more special.)
Time
  • 30-60 minutes to walk and gather
  • 20-30 minutes to create
Skills Learned and Practiced
  • Social-Emotional - patience, the art of conversation, making choices
  • Language - building vocabulary (use new and interesting adjectives to describe what your child has found)
  • Cognitive - making a plan, executing a plan
  • Physical - large motor (walking is great exercise!)



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