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Starcatchers’ #WeeInspirations

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CREATIVE IDEAS FOR UNDER 5s

THE BASIC IDEA

Create a piece of art by laying out natural materials (leaves, sticks, stones etc.) in a frame on the ground. The frame can be made of sticks, tape, anything that that helps focus the eye.

OVER TO YOU, WEE ONE

Long before they talk, wee ones communicate with us by handing us objects. Have a pile of materials for you, and a pile of materials for you wee one to play with. Chat as you work away and make a big deal of thanking them for whatever they hand you.

CHEEKY BONUSES

  • Decision making builds agency
  • Fine motor development
  • Exploring the outdoors

VARIATIONS

  • Older wee ones can have a scavenger hunt to collect their natural materials
  • If you don’t have a garden, collect materials on your walk and build your art at home
  • Add paint and use leaves etc to print on paper

AND REMEMBER…

Take a picture of whatever you make together! It doesn’t have to look like anything, just value the experience. Oh, and if your wee one keeps wrecking the art, treat it like building towers – build to knock down, again and again.

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