Cultivating Creativity https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/ Cultivating Creativity Gemstone fun Our collection of gemstones is a frequently requested 'quiet time' activity ... the crew loves to create and recreate wonderful mosaics and images with the stones! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895841 135895841 exploring patterning with the gemstones https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895955 135895955 Exploring gemstones on the light table adds a new element to the play! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895960 135895960 Exploring along side mirrors also adds new perspective and dimension to the children's creations! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895962 135895962 Mosaic explortions Geometric invitation allows children to explore patterning, mosaics, sorting and other pre-math and problem solving skills! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895842 135895842 Open ended art explorations Exploring collage mediums is a very soothing creative exploration ~ gluing and assembling materials we have collected from our stash https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895843 135895843 Our Purple Collage Here is a sample of a 'group collage' that the children all worked on together was we explored the colour purple. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=27500879 27500879 Creative explorations creating green wreaths at Christmas https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895844 135895844 Nature Collage ... collecting materials out on our walk and returning home to work as a team to collage them into a masterpiece! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895845 135895845 Margret loves to do Art work too! A sample of my own creation with piant and my first use of canvas. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=27500861 27500861 more samples of children's work with collaging. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895846 135895846 Fall Collage https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895847 135895847 Democracy and Emergent curriculum at work ~ a child brings her craft book from home and we collaborated on what we might like to make from it. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895848 135895848 Collaborative turtles ... we made turtles from the inspiration in her book from home by collecting materials from our open ended materials stash https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895949 135895949 Egg Carton Butterflies https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895950 135895950 Coffee filter butterflies https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895951 135895951 Exploring 'cotton ball' collage https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895952 135895952 Our wonderful wooden spoon puppets we made during a project on puppets! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895953 135895953 Robots inspired by the Jillian Jiggs book https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895954 135895954 Exploring the color 'green' through collecting collage materials from home and bringing to share to create a masterpiece for the playroom! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895956 135895956 Paper bag puppets from our puppet project https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895957 135895957 Exploring the color purple through a group collage creation ~ everyone brought something purple from home t o add to the creation! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895959 135895959 3D creations building with clay and revisiting it once dry to paint it helps children master prediction, planning and reflection on their work. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895961 135895961 Exploring with play doh or clay allows children to make representations of their world as they understand and view it ~ creating snow people. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895963 135895963 Creating the 'monsters' from their dreams so they do not feel nearly so scary! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895964 135895964 Exploring with friends allows for amazing conversations to unfold over your creations as well as debates and stretching each others understanding of the world! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895966 135895966 A fascination with all things Fairies is evident in these creations! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895967 135895967 Worms, worms, worms wonderful worms they just make me so happy! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895968 135895968 4 friends working hard all exploring the same medium so vastly different! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895969 135895969 https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895970 135895970 It's a snake ... bats eat snakes! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895971 135895971 Making a bird nest ... adding new and different invitations to play doh or clay expands on their role play and discovery! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895972 135895972 Squishing play doh creates very strong hands and increases fine motor control https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895973 135895973 Making a 'turkey representation' for our Thanksgiving centre piece! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895974 135895974 Creating with feathers! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895975 135895975 Exploring with cutting mediums like scissors and creating collages with them https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895965 135895965 Wipe off boards .... wipe off boards allow children to explore and explore the process of drawing and printing over and over again without the use of our wonderful trees as a resource! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895976 135895976 and when you create something you really want a 'keepsake of' than we have the wonders of technology to save it! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895977 135895977 Chicka Chicka boom boom ... book representations on the wipe off board https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895978 135895978 Emerging printing and repetition of symbols https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895979 135895979 Elastic board creations Elastic board creations allow children another venue to master fine motor control as well as planning and reflection on what they are creating! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895980 135895980 Elastic board creations allow children another venue to master fine motor control as well as planning and reflection on what they are creating! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895981 135895981 Self Portraits We love tracing our bodies ~ great way to learn about body parts, use a mirror to really look at what we look like and than try to create a representation of that with various mediums! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895982 135895982 Portrait Wall of Fame Children's art work sometimes remains in the program as a continued extension of discovery ~ otherwise it is sent home in their cubbie to be enjoyed at home. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895984 135895984 Sometimes we paint ourselves ... body painting is an awesome sensory experience although we try to save that for when we are outside in our bathing suits so it is easier to clean up :) https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895983 135895983 Bringing creative expression outside Exploring various mediums outside offers a new experience and a chance to add 'items from nature' to their art. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895985 135895985 https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895986 135895986 Exploring mediums with various untensils Back massage creations https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895987 135895987 Tennis Ball art https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895988 135895988 Finger painting ~ having 'mirrors' near by when exploring creatively offers children new perspectives to explore. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895989 135895989 Group art projects allow children to scaffold and learn from each other. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895990 135895990 Palette painting ~ never too wee to explore with paints. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895991 135895991 Sometimes 'color mixing' with primary tempra paints to create your own palette allows for new understanding of 'color' to emerge. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895992 135895992 Kitchen scrubbies are not just for dishes! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895993 135895993 Folded art 'creations' ... learning what happens when you mix colors by 'folding' your paper in on itself. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895994 135895994 Exploring 'rainbow' concepts by mixing their own palette. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895995 135895995 Another 'self portrait' in the making ~ outside is a great place to explore 'big art' projects! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895996 135895996 Emerging understanding of 'paint and movement' by using marbles to paint https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895997 135895997 Such concentration as they mix colors! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895998 135895998 https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135895999 135895999 Representations for Fall ... making a 'tree' with our hands and finger print leaves. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135896000 135896000 String painting https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135896001 135896001 https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135896002 135896002 https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135896003 135896003 Finger painting to 'mix colors' is also fun! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135896004 135896004 https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135896005 135896005 https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135896006 135896006 https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=135896007 135896007 Gemstones Art is often about the 'process' and does not have to create a 'product' ... use of gemstones allows children to create and recreate with a medium over and over again telling stories and exploring color. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=178352753 178352753 Art is often about the 'process' and does not have to create a 'product' ... use of gemstones allows children to create and recreate with a medium over and over again telling stories and exploring color. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=178352754 178352754 Art is often about the 'process' and does not have to create a 'product' ... use of gemstones allows children to create and recreate with a medium over and over again telling stories and exploring color. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=178352755 178352755 https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=178352756 178352756 Elastic board creations allow children another venue to master fine motor control as well as planning and reflection on what they are creating! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=178352757 178352757 Elastic board creations allow children another venue to master fine motor control as well as planning and reflection on what they are creating! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=178352758 178352758 Thumb tack creations ... a great fine motor exploration for children to create with a blank piece of paper or to follow alone with a patterned piece! https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=178352759 178352759 Thumb tack Easter explorations https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=178352760 178352760 Feather painting ... we often paint with items we find when out a nd about on walks through the community. (for health and safety reasons the feathers we collected were boiled first and left to dry again before exploring with them) https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=178352761 178352761 Collecting and Sorting The collection of bits and bobs in the program is a great way for children to learn about 'classification and sorting' naturally through their play ... we have a large collection of various open ended materials for exploring with at the light table or just on blank paper work stations. https://www.addedadvantagehomecare.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=198283489 198283489