Impressions of sunflowers

Written by: Kim Benham
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Kim Benham, senior manager at outstanding nursery Sparkles, in Croydon, begins her new monthly column recommending resources and creative themes.


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Here Comes the sun!

Children’s artistic ability never ceases to amaze me. Add a bit of nature and watch to see where children take it. The provocation here is a beautiful miniature sunflower perfectly blooming in a pot. Paint is provided to match the colours. Tea leaves are provided to give the option of imitating the seeds in the flower’s centre. Once the materials are on the table, children can use them as they wish. There is no right or wrong way to use the provocation or the materials. There are two aspects to this activity; the nature and the nurture.

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