Fostering Imagination Through the Arts

IMAGINATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL IDEAS THAT CONNECT TO : Have Courage & Be Kind


https://books.friesenpress.com/store/title/119734000171249544


IT TOOK ME A LIFETIME TO PAINT LIKE A CHILD

Pablo Picasso







Children love to express their ideas through the arts. They enjoy experimenting with and exploring different tools, colours and processes. A child's creativity knows no bounds when they are young. They just need us to provide the materials and the experiences. Our role is not only to provide these experiences, but also to allow them to enjoy the process as much as the final product. Children are not always able to express their thoughts and feeling in words so they use the arts to be an expression of their ideas and emotions. The arts help us to understand more fully the deeper meaning of life.


Activities to do after reading Have Courage & Be Kind


ART

  • Plan a School Kindness day -design t shirts, banners and posters

  • Create a cartoon strip about the Covid 19 virus

  • Create a poster with the six things that the children had to do in the story

  • Choose a character from the book or a flower and using colourful and sparkling paper create a collage

DANCE

  • Act out the acts of kindness from the story through a dance routine

  • Create a dance for the celebration at the end of the book

  • Design a dance about the life cycle of a Covid 19 virus and the effect of a vaccine on it

DRAMA

  • Make puppets of the characters and act out the story

  • Create a newscast that features the medical health officer or Prime Minister discussing the pandemic

  • Act out your favourite scene from the story

  • Write a screen play about a superhero whose power is kindness

MUSIC

  • Write a rap or a song about courage-film and post on Utube or Instagram

  • Find a song to sing or play on the piano and play it over Zoom for your grandparents

  • Write a theme song for a show about frontline workers

IF I COULD TELL YOU WHAT IT MEANT, THERE WOULD BE NO POINT IN DANCING IT.

Isadora Duncan



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