LandArt: Cool Down SeriesPosted: September 12, 2012 | Author: Jena | Filed under: Artsy Fartsy, Building, Garden, Imagination, large motor skill, Outside, Sculpture | 2 Comments »
Taking advantage of the this beautiful fall weather is on our agenda for after school cool downs. After a long day at a desk, following classroom rules about when to move, when to talk, how to eat…all the pent up energy, big voices and big body movements can be used comfortably out in the open.
One of our favorite ways to enjoy the outdoors is to arrange natural materials. The garden needs tending, and the kids were happy to help pull up all the dry tiger lilly stalks. We use the lily stalks to build some outstanding LandArt.
Little J forms a square with 4 stalks and fills in the square space with more stalks and river stones.
Friend H floors me with her creation. She uses the stalks, dry clumps of grass, river stones and giant hosta leaves to create a house, complete with a door bell. She is absorbed, focused, and happy.