It is a lot of fun to explore various art mediums and techniques with your child. They love to use everything from painting to collage and this Mosaic Farm Art Activity can lead to many discussions about farming, art, and give your child some fine motor practice as well.
Activities that are hands on are usually a winner with kids- cutting, pasting, arranging, and gluing keep hands busy while you read a story and they create a piece of art that they will be proud of to go along with it.
Mosaic Farm Art Activity
Farming by Gail Gibbons is a wonderful living book to share with your kids whether you homeschool or just like to supplement at home with fun book themed lessons. It is the kind of book I like to read to the kids while I give them a related activity to do, it may not seem like they are listening but they really soak in a lot this way and learning where their food comes from brings a new appreciation to dinnertime too!
Here is what you will need:
- construction or tissue paper
- white paper
- glue sticks
- pictures of farms/ farmland
Start out by looking at pictures of farm scenery with your child using the Farming book, magazines, or even online to give them an idea to start from.
If your child is younger you may want to go ahead and cut up a bunch of pieces of construction paper into various angular shapes and sizes. For mosaic you generally stick with squares, rectangles, and triangles.
Older children may enjoy cutting their own pieces or even trimming yours to fit as they go along with their scene.
Once you have a big pile put in a container that makes it easy for them to grab from, add some glue sticks and scissors along with several pieces of plain white paper.
I had my daughter put glue on the back of each piece of cut paper before she pressed it down.
Encourage your child to cover the entire white paper with the construction paper as they create their scene. Your child can focus on animals, rows of crops, or an entire farmscape as my daughter did here.
Save your leftover pieces for other art projects in a little baggie.
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