This lesson was inspired by this pin I viewed on Pinterest.
What you need:
- Tempera paint in light and dark green, light and dark blue, yellow and red (in squeeze bottles - I use recycled tomato sauce bottles)
- White A3 paper
- Ask each child to draw a horizon line along the top of their page
- Go around and squeeze the blues and greens onto the bottom half of the page in squiggles
- Ask them to paint these around not mixing them too much (this was a great way to ensure they had a variety of colours in the sea and it was exciting for them as we had not painted this way before)
- Repeat the previous step with the yellow and red on the top part
- Leave to dry
- The following lesson have a good stack of old magazines available and ask them to cut out fish and sailboats to add to their pictures. I also had out some oil pastels and black markers.
The children really seemed to enjoy cutting the fish out of the magazines. Most were food magazines so I think they were all a little hungry at the end of it (me too..) See if you can spot the flower fish, the parrot fish, a chocolate fish and a car fish.....