Christmas ‘Post a Hug’. A seasonal, fun art activity, designed to incorporate elements of the primary art curriculum, that is suitable for the multicultural classroom.
Let your students send a virtual hug to those they cannot see or who may be on their own this Christmas with this adaptable seasonal craft.
This art and design activity allows children to design and make a stand up greeting card with open hugging arms.
It offers teachers a way to include curriculum elements, to offer a clear educational value to these seasonal tasks.
The number of elements used can be adapted to what is appropriate for the class concerned, offering a very flexible resource in terms of content and age range.
The activity requires minimal resources, white A4 card for photocopying, pencils, fine liners/biros, coloured pencils, scissors, envelopes.
Post a Hug resource pack includes:
Printable template for Post a Hug card
Printable template for additional writing to fit card, blank and lined.
Pattern Powerpoint presentation
Colour Powerpoint presentation
Photo step by step instructions, printable
Teachers notes offering guidance to curriculum use, materials needed and possible session ordering.
Curriculum needs that can be met using this resource pack:
Elements of art - Using repeating man made patterns to create designs.
Studying and using colour combinations/theory to enhance their design.
Learning to meet a design criteria.
Knowledge of makers/craft skills and transferring this to their own work
Self portrait skills
Accurate folding and cutting skills.
Cross curricular elements could also be added by tying to English, informal letter writing, and community involvement.
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