Our Dinosaur creation station offers children the chance to get messy and creative with some child led process art focusing on a very popular theme. The ‘creation station’ involves setting up a messy area with all of the materials that children need to make their dinosaur pictures before letting their imagination and creativity run wild!
In our Dinosaur Creation Station we included:
- A table covering
- Ready mix paint (green, yellow and brown)
- An activity tray (for paint)
- Sponge rollers
- Paint brushes
- Textures stampers
- Dinosaur stampers
- Dinosaur sponges
- Dinosaur stencils
The range of media and possible techniques allow children to create their own unique and individual dinosaur themed picture making it a child led activity. It is useful for children to begin and progress through this activity without any preconceived notion of what the end result will look like allowing their imagination and creativity to run free. Paint can be applies to paper in a range of different ways using sponges, brushes, stampers, rollers and stencils .
This activity is a great example of process art where the principle focus of the activity is the process of creation rather than the end product. Children can engage in their own creative journey with individual self expression resulting from the selecting and experimenting with different tools and media. Reflecting on the creation is also important for children in developing a range of skills including communication as they discuss and explain their choices and experimenting with cause and effect and just seeing how things work.
EYFS goals supported by the Dinosaur Creation Station
ELG04 Physical Development:moving and handling The use of the different tools and media will allow the children to practice and develop fine motor skills and co-ordination
ELG06 Personal, social and emotional development: self-confidence and self-awareness children can become confident discussing their ideas with adults and other children and asking for help when needed.
ELG14 Understanding the world: the world: children can discuss and relate their pictures and dinosaurs to their environments and other living things including animals and plants e.g. describing where the dinosaurs live and what they eat?
ELG16 Expressive arts and design: exploring and using media and materials: children can select the materials that they would like to use to create their dinosaur pictures.
ELG17 Expressive arts and design: being imaginative: children can use the materials in their own way to create a unique picture that represents their own ideas and thoughts.
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