I've been wanting to do something more educational for Creativity 521 and finally managed to do it with the kids this week. The theme for Angel's school term is currently SG50 and since she is learning about historical figures, the Singapore story and places of interest, I thought it would be a perfect time to teach them more about some of our famous landmarks.
So, in this week's Creativity 521, we did something simple but fun - we did flashcards of 12 Singapore landmarks, played matching games, learnt facts and figures and lastly, to turn it into an art session, we did pencil sketches of our favourite icons.
1) Merlion Park 鱼尾狮公园
2) Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay 滨海艺术中心
3) Parliament House 国会大厦
4) Singapore River 新加坡河
5) Gardens by the Bay 滨海湾花园
6) Changi Airport 樟宜机场
7) Istana, Singapore 新加坡总统府
8) Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles 史丹福莱佛士雕像
9) Marina Bay Sands 滨海湾金沙
10) Singapore Botanic Gardens 新加坡植物园
11) Singapore Flyer 新加坡摩天观景轮
12) Night Safari 夜间野生动物园
I held up each card to teach Angel about the name of the place before we proceeded to play some matching games where she was supposed to match the correct name to each landmark. She was tasked to read the names, in both English and Chinese, first! Not easy, not easy at all, but that's what makes learning so fun, right?
As for Angel, she surprised me by doing every bit of her sketch on her own! From the control tower and the skytrain to the trees, roads and even cars, she drew everything all by herself. I was also glad to see that she was starting to show more patience in her work and did not rush to complete it but instead, took time and effort for every stroke.
Now, presenting our final art pieces!
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