The winter school holidays have just started here in South Australia and it's cold and windy outside. Whilst the girls are probably happy to play Minecraft for hours, I am not. So today I set up this simple invitation for them using (affiliate link) Ed Emberley's Picture Pie drawing book.
Today's invitation needs to cater for mixed ages (5-10yrs) so I've borrowed a clever idea from Kate over at Picklebums and provided a very simple template to help even the youngest one with their symmetry. You can download my template by clicking here. She used a template to help make her contact paper mandalas symmetrical. If you want to see more of Kate's post, just click here.
|Photo credit - Picklebums|
I also printed some pages from the Picture Pie book and put them on the table as inspiration. There are many ideas in this book but today I just thought we focus on making symmetrical pictures. Great for older students working on fractions too as Relief Teaching Ideas has written about.
For ease of viewing, I printed three pages then just sticky-taped them together so they would stand up on the table for all to see. Better than passing the book around.
And then I invited the girls to play.
As always, the difference in their ages makes for quite different work. As you can see from this next shot, the youngest one chose to just make a picture with the stickers. This activity is also a great fine motor strengthening exercise for smaller hands.
The best part? That I sat down and made some too.
I can see us returning to this activity a few times during these holidays as the book has plenty of ideas. That and when I did a bit of a tidy up earlier today I found I had amassed very generous pile of stickers... oops!
If like me, you have lots of stickers (these just came from a local discount shop), you might also enjoy these activities:
|Creative Play Central's Creative play with shape stickers|
|Childhood 101's Sticker drawings|
What are you doing to keep your children busy these holidays?
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