These are the results from an activity held in a stay and play activity at Morningside Children's Centre in Hackney, London to celebrate spring and Chinese New Year. We talked about the different parts of trees, flowers and seasons. Then we looked at historical examples of drawings of Chinese Blossoms as well as photographs of Chinese Blossoms. For materials we used paper, stickers, cotton balls, pipe cleaners, glue, markers and tissue. It was a birlliant activity which the children really enjoyed and became enthralled with and made a lovely display.
On Wednesday 8 April I taught how to make WWI biplanes as part of the Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service day of activities held at Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow. We toured the exhibition and noted the personal accounts, art works, photographs and posters of the time with the children and adults and then when we returned to the activity room we created and decorated WWI biplanes. It was a great day with lots of other activities going on within the setting of the exhibition and the Vestry Museum's beautiful gardens.