Dennis from Uganda re-uses a drinks bottle to make a car
Learn and fundraise in this exciting art project
‘Build an African Farmyard’ is a fundraising and learning resource that’s all about creating a fantastic wall display of an East African farm (it’s perfect for a Harvest topic, but also great all year round). We provide you with the information, ideas and illustrations of the elements on the farm to photocopy, colour in and add textiles to… and your class learn, have fun and raise money - simple!
Something for younger children about Send a Cow
If you are supporting Send a Cow in some way, or running an event, this sheet will give children something fun to colour in and take home. It is taken from the CowPower animation and very simply sums up how a cow can help a family in Africa. A PowerPoint file of the animation is included too.
Some art ideas for your Bag or Keyhole Gardens
Brighten up your garden even more by using these fun ideas or turn your own recycled materials into something amazing. Your pupils can learn more about African art and recycling through activities like these. Signs are included to colour in.
How to make the most of our free photographs
Using images to introduce stories or compare thoughts about Africa can be extremely useful. This document gives some ideas of how to make the most of them. Use our online gallery to see the free selection of photographs from African countries and our projects. The photographs can be printed and used to help pupils collect information about a place through close observation. The link below will take you there.
Make a moo game for two!
Make your own colourful version of this traditional Sudanese cow herder’s game. It can bring the Global Dimension into Art and is easy to make and fun to play! This game is also played in Lesotho.
Make your own version of these African toys
This lesson is based on the toys that children in Africa often make out of wire and ‘scrap’. There are examples of these ingenious toys in the Powerpoint below and hints and tips for how to make your own. This makes a great Art lesson and can lead to some discussion about different cultures and recycling waste materials. Children should wear safety goggles for this one!
Four Art lessons exploring storytelling
A series of lessons adapted from the QCA Art unit Viewpoints - bringing cross-curricular links from PSHE and English to an interesting Art project. The lessons include looking at a Send a Cow story creatively, along with storyboarding and photography activities.
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