You will need
- Plain paper. We used large sheets so we could make big Parrots!
- Marker pen
- Paper plate
- Several colours of ready mixed paint
Next we squeezed paint on to the paper plate in different coloured lines. This is so we could paint the wings and tail using our hands.
The children pushed their hands in to the pain on the plate making sure they got a bit of each colour on their hands.
We pushed our hands on to the bottom of the Parrot and drew our fingers down towards the bottom of the paper to make the tail!
Then we painted a branch for our Parrot to sit on.
We added green leaves!
CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEARNING:
It was lovely to see the children so keen to join in with this craft activity. They had spent the morning dressing up in Pirate clothes and talking about the different things that Pirates use or have with them on the ships. Parrots were a big favourite of the children, so we decided to paint some! Each child was keen to take part and willing to have a go in this activity. They all used their current knowledge of how a Parrots looks to paint their picture. Making links with what they had learnt already to create their piece of Art. They talked about the colours and size. Where we find Parrots and what Parrots sound like! There was a clear enjoyment and interest in this craft and each child felt great pride in the finished picture. They were excited to see the paintings displayed on the washing line and talked about who painted which picture, calling their friends to come and have a look and sharing their achievements.