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I am a special needs teacher and wondered if anyone had any nice ideas for simple environmental art activities for children with physical and learning disabilities. I have eight children, most of whom have mobility difficulties including wheelchair users. The children also have learning disabilities ranging from moderate to severe.
We are very fortunate to be set in 10 acres of deciduous woodland with access to a large lawned area aswell as a playground. There are accessable areas through the woods. I would like to do some outdoor art activities with the children but I am struggling for ideas. If anyone can help with suggestions, it would be much appreciated!
I've given my class a ball of clay at the start of a walk around the school grounds. I told them to press ten natural objects that they found lying on the floor into the clay to create a sculpture.
How about making crowns? Cut a strip of cardboard to the right length then put a line of double sided tape on it... They can pick up whatever they like the look of and stick it to their crown. Staple it together and ta-da, a unique crown!
Can also make bracelets this way, or bookmarks - just laminate them to stop the stuff falling off!
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