Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with school-age children.
- Show children a land art video or book to get them familiar with the concept.
- Take your group on a field trip somewhere with natural elements such as trees, bushes, grass, rocks, sand, etc.
- Even the playground can be an option in a pinch.
- Encourage children to first observe their surroundings.
- Point out shapes, colors, patterns, light, reflection and more.
- Children should begin collecting materials they find interesting and creating land art with them.
- Take photos of children’s land art and discuss the pieces with the artists. What inspired them? How did they create the piece? What previous knowledge did they build on to make their art?
- Observe and record the children’s experience with creating land art and explaining the process that they chose. Document the experience with the photos of their art work.
Please provide appropriate supervision to the children in your care when completing all activities. You will need to decide what types of activities are safe for the children in your care. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when providing art and sensory experiences for children.
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