Indoor Rainy Days promote creativity and thinking out of the box. Let’s get out the play dough and make whales for Global Whale Awareness Day! Let’s collect seeds and make seed pictures. Let’s make a wetland mobile in celebration of World Wetland Day!
Bring the left side of the brain towards the right side of the brain as our bodies and minds develop. Being out in nature is the best education on the planet. But if we cannot be out, we can be in. And inside, we can symbolise what we know is outside!
Being creative is more than drawing or painting. There’s also photography, music, field trips, working with wire, clay, paper, wood, water or shadows. The possibilities are endless. It’s important to provide children lots of time to explore materials and pursue their ideas. This includes time to think about how to plan, design, construct, experiment and revise project ideas. Don’t forget to build in time to talk these ideas over with other people – both teachers and children.