Spring is in the air and flowers are starting to appear! Maybe you can make flowers appear inside your house too…
Join GAP Teacher Gerda in making some beautiful flowers and hearts using beans and lentils! Click on the link to download / watch the video.
As you know, we love art and craft using natural and recycled items!
The educational value here is developing fine motor skills, art and creativity, counting, colours, and the concept of symmetry, if you like.
You can download Gerda’s Bohnenblumen instructions (in German and English) to augment your educational experience by reading aloud and following instructions in German, and be inspired by some of her example pieces.
Please supervise and/or discuss safety with children, as we have heard stories of children putting beans up their noses… and nobody wants that to happen!
Once you have made your flower, try some of the variations below.
Variation 1: You could also decorate other shapes (see our activity about learning geometric shapes).
Variation 2: Hunt around the house and garden for other little objects to glue on: grass, pine needles, tiny flowers, wool, cereal, pasta shapes…