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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