Tuesday, June 22, 2010

art, nature and children


Drawing on logs with charcoal


Drawing on rocks with stones

Our preschoolers have been exploring, discovering and creating in the bush. 



We Play

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the reminder of natural outdoor art. I sometimes miss our studio time when we spend so much time outside, but of course, it's all there with us.

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  2. I remember many hours of my own childhood spent using one rock to write onto another. A pleasant and calming activity. Will have to make sure to get out and do that with my girls. Thank you for the reminder of a fun childhood time :)

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  3. I love the environments your kids get to play in! I really wish we had somewhere to o and play like that .. or when we did find them there weren't snakes there sitting there looking at me ... LOL

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  4. I used to draw with rocks all the time when I was young but I've never thought to do it with my kids.

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  5. We've been using charcaol as well this past week Jenny ... but when I checked in the storeroom I couldn't find ANY bush ... so our children had to settle for paper! :(
    I'll say it again ... what lucky, lucky children!
    Donna :) :)

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  6. beautiful pics! yes we love drawing on anything with anything too - just have to watch that it's in the right places LOL

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  7. Thanks for your comments. I also remember doing this as a kid - I also loved pounding down rocks and mixing them with water to make "paint" - just remembered that then :)

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  8. I can't wait to go outside tomorrow with my children and draw with rocks. I remember doing this all of the time when I was younger, but had completely forgotten about it until I saw your post.

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  9. Your kids are so lucky to be living where they do, Jenny, and going to your school. I wish so much that we had some real nature to spread out in around the school.

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  10. I was just thinking about charcoal myself recently, wanting to get my hands on some for 'creating' :) I love your photos and the environment around your preschool looks absolutely divine for exploration, inspiration and creation.

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