To celebrate Chinese New Year the children created their own artwork based on the year of the rabbit. We painted the card red and designed our rabbits. We used black marker pens for the outline and used acrylic paint to give our work detail. Afterwards we created our own Chinese New Year lanterns.
This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. We have found out that this year, 2023, is the Year of the Rabbit. We have written about how Chinese New Year is celebrated, we drew the word ‘rabbit’ in Chinese characters, painted a rabbit on to the traditional colour red and finally we enjoyed weaving a lantern. What a lively, exciting and lucky celebration day!!
This week the children have enjoyed getting stuck into our new topic for art. They used paint and foil to print their own frozen kingdom scenes on to card. They also used oil pastels to create beautiful Arctic animals.
To start our engage day, we had a parcel delivered to us from an explorer in the Arctic asking us to help figure out a way to stop the penguin ice eggs from melting, we then investigated this throughout the day. Next, we visited a ‘Frozen Kingdom’ where we built igloos and explored snow and ice. We watched various videos about the Arctic and Antarctic to see what the landscape looked like and the different habitats where animals live before then creating our own frozen kingdom habitats which included animals . Lastly, we created frozen tree artwork by using white pastels to draw our landscape and then using various shades of brusho, which we painted over the top to create the background.
This week in Kingfishers we have began our new topic on Frozen Kingdoms. The children have created their own habitats using a tissue paper and cotton wool balls. They have entered a snow room and become explorers for the afternoon. They also enjoyed a lovely morning trip to the library.