- assortment of art materials such as crayons, markers, paints, construction paper, pipe cleaners, glue, and scissors.
- large piece of white butcher paper
- Children will take a closer look at the environment and their
community and explore ways to take care of it.
- Children will cooperatively create a visual representation of their discoveries.
How can we keep our earth beautiful? Encourage children to brainstorm ways they can take care of the Earth. Record ideas onto chart paper.
- Explore your community by taking a "nature" walk. (If you live in an urban area, you might want to take a walk to the park, or a walk on your
- Stop every so often and ask children to be very still. Encourage them to use their senses. What do they hear? Smell? See? Feel? Discuss.
- As you take your walk, talk about what makes the earth beautiful, or not so beautiful (for example, litter). Record their responses in an observation log.
a mural about your community. Review the discoveries children made on
the nature walk and ask, What would you include on our mural?
Make a list.
- Use the variety of art supplies to illustrate your community on paper.