Greetings from Taiwan! Woohoo! I don't blog when I'm on holiday so this post was written earlier on. I'll be back next week, so stay tuned for more updates then!
In today's Creativity 521, I'll share with you something that the little girl did in her art class at heART Studio which I thought was very unique and creative! It is something that you can consider doing with your child at home too - all you need is some clay and lots of imagination! Can you guess what we did? We made a sandwich out of clay!
I was pretty thrilled to learn about the topic for Ariel's new art project - a sandwich made entirely out of clay. It was a good way to teach the little ones about the different types of shapes as well as let them come up with their own desired ingredients for their sandwiches.
When I saw this, I was impressed by the details of the ingredients and the fact that the bread of the sandwich could come in so many different types!
You see, at heART Studio, it's not just purely and solely about art. The teachers also teach the kids some general knowledge and take time and effort to elaborate on the topic whenever a new project begins. For this project, they learnt about the different types of bread - including the shape, texture, appearance and so on.
Every child was tasked to pick out the type of bread they wanted for their sandwich and once that was done, it was time to go shopping from the clay tray! They had to collect the correct number of clay cubes, for instance 5 yellow and 10 white, that Teacher Syafiq had asked them to and most of them found this to be fun and would count out loud along the way.
The kids could choose any three of the various types of ingredients that were pasted on the wall. What I liked was that there was no right or wrong; it was all a matter of personal preference and the decision lay in the hands of the kids. In fact, they were allowed to choose the colours they wanted for their ingredients too. Talk about freedom of choice.
For Ariel, first she made sausages followed by carrots. I totally think that the kneading, pressing and rolling of the clay was a great way for her to practise her fine motor skills and train her hand-eye coordination too.
Won't you have a go at letting your little one make a sandwich out of clay too?
Disclosure: This is Part IV of a series of reviews of heART Studio. Ariel attended complimentary lessons for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.