5 WAYS WITH… WATER

5 ways with… is a series that gives you a whole week of ideas with one resource! This time we’re focusing on water.

5 WAYS WITH… CHALK

5 ways with… is a series that gives you a whole week of ideas with one resource! This time we’re focusing on chalk.

ACTION PAINTING

Combine visual art with moving your whole body! Rolls of paper taped together, tarpaulins or old bedsheets can make a large “canvas” – then throw, blow, clap or sprinkle powder paint (or coloured cornflour) as you dance, twirl, jump etc.

LIGHT PAINTING

Remember writing your name in the air with a sparkler? Same idea! Download a light painting app for your phone (or set a digital SLR camera to have a long exposure) then play around with torches, glow sticks – whatever you have.

5 WAYS WITH… RUBBER BANDS

5 ways with… is a series that gives you a whole week of ideas with one resource! This time we’re focusing on rubber bands.

5 WAYS WITH… POM POMS

5 ways with… is a series that gives you a whole week of ideas with one resource! This time we’re focusing on pom poms.

DOUGH DISCO

You can make dough with flour and water, cornflour and conditioner, or use pre-made dough. Spread it out like a pancake then crank up your favourite tunes – it’s time to make your fingers ‘dance’ in a dough disco!

DANCING CHEEK TO CHEEK

Next time you’re having a kitchen disco, say”Dancing cheek to cheek!” then dance with yourcheek against theirs as you count to 8. Vary theshapes and moves you make by naming differentbody parts – “dancing knee to shoulder” anyone?

SCARF KITES

This is a great idea for a windy day – take a scarf outside and fly it like a kite! Or if there isn’t much wind, you can run around with your scarf in the
air and see the different shapes and you can make as you swish and swirl around.

SILLY WALKS

Start by pretending one part of your body – a foot, a hand, a shoulder – has a life of its own and is “dragging” you along. ‘Heeeeeeeeeelp! My foot is out of control!’