Friday, 20 May 2011

Land Art

I knew this is the perfect activity for my daughter when I read about it on Artful Adventures. My daughter loves flower arranging. Combining this with outdoors is a great thing to do, especially in spring.
This morning I sent her out in the garden with a little box and asked her to collect everything she likes ;)
While I was hanging the laundry, she picked flowers and leaves. Then I put some play sand on a tray and she arranged everything to her heart's content. It looks beautiful.
Then we collected everything and popped them back into the box. As she was rearranging everything, she said the leaves look like a fish. I asked her if she wanted to add seashells and stones, and here is her finished art.



This is a great tactile kind of play/activity for children which fosters creativity and imagination.
There is a Flickr group about Land Art for Kids which features beautiful photos.

Happily shared with It's PLaytime Community, Childhood 101's We Play, Nurture Store's Play Academy, Homeschool Creations Preschool Corner and ABC &123's Show and Tell link ups.

35 comments :

  1. Very pretty! And your daughter is so careful-mine would have sand all over the house lol.

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  2. I love this! The end result was so pretty. :)

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  3. @Our Country Road:Thank you, she has always been a tidy person :)

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  4. @Jess_Hak:Thank you :) I think this is the kind of activity each child would enjoy,whatever age they are.

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  5. How beautiful! I love that hers is round, too. It makes a lovely mandala!

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  6. Hello

    Deborah from Teach Pre-school flagged up your post - lovely idea using sand as a background surface like this. Thanks!

    Best wishes
    Juliet

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  7. @Jamie,thank you,my pleasure

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  8. Melissa, thank you :)
    Juliet, thank you. I wasn't aware of that. Now, off to check her site :)

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  9. That's a really good idea. I love the addition of the starfish and shells.

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  10. I'm a sucker for land art :) Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Aaah how lovely! Mine love playing with leave sand flowers too! And we still have some sand from our last beach visit...

    Thank you for linking to Kids Get Crafty :-)

    Maggy

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  12. This is really lovely in its simplicity and child-centeredness! I am going to feature it on my favourites on It's Playtime tomorrow. Thank You :-)

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  13. Anna, thank you very much for stopping by. m glad you like it. Many thanks for featuring us :)

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  14. This is great nature friendly activity. :) Although it would be sand all over the place in our home! ;)

    Thanks for linking in High paw and hope to see you again this week! :)

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  15. That really is beautiful! What did you do with it when she was finished? I'm pretty sure that my daughter would want to keep it forever. :)

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  16. Thank you Tara!We took lots of photos,so she was okay to let it a go a few days later :)

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  17. I love land art, Isil, and your daughter's focus is evident! Thanks for sharing on TinkerLab.

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  18. Rachelle, my pleasure, thank you :)

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  19. This is gorgeous! Totally love it :)

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  20. We have sand in our water table right now, I think I'll see what M and M can create with it!

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  21. This is a wonderful idea! And I love how creative it lets the children be, how simple it is to prepare and how selecting the items becomes part of the adventure. Well done, I can't wait to try this with my kiddos

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  22. This is so beautiful and creative! I would love to do this with Baby when he is older.

    Thanks again for linking up at Green & Natural Mamas Thursday <3

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  23. This is so pretty. We do something similar with my kids, except we stick leaves, rocks, sticks and flowers on paper. We usually recycle an old drawing or painting for this type of projects.

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  24. Thanks for sharing. You have made it very simple. I pinned it on pinterest. Hope that is ok.

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  25. What a fun and wonderful idea! Pinned to my preschool board on Pinterest. Following you now on Pinterest and Twitter. Looking forward to exploring more of your blog. :-)

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  26. Its so lovely. Just pinned it!

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  27. What a wonderful idea! It turned out beautifully!

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  28. I love how this activity can be redone over and over and can always be different.

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  29. I love this piece! I just wanted to let you know that I featured it on my Summer Carnival Round up for an activity that inspires kids to get hands on with nature! :)
    http://famigliaandseoul.blogspot.com/2012/06/all-year-round-summer-carnival-get.html

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  30. What a great activity and the result looks lovely! Thank you for sharing with the summer carnival. :) I've featured your post here: http://sunnydaytodaymama.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/all-year-round-week-twenty-one-7-summer.html

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