Friday 3 July 2020
See Saw @ Home – Balance
Welcome to another See Saw @ Home – fun activities, encouraging you to See, Imagine and Create, for ages 5 and under to enjoy at home with a grown-up.
This week our theme is Balance.
Scroll down and find the artworks from the Borough Art Collection that have inspired us this week, then see and imagine with our balance-inspired storytelling.
Look at the images above that have inspired our story.
Now watch the story. In this week’s Tail-Time, the mice from Orleans House Gallery decide to sail their boat across the river Thames and have a special picnic.
After enjoying our storytelling at home, you could find some of your favourite toys and/or objects and play around with placing these items in different places within a space i.e. on a rug, on a towel or within any border. You could look at and discuss what looks balanced and what looks unbalanced?
You could look out for balance at home: in pieces of art, in illustrations in picture books, on packaging designs, in photos, when laying out food on a plate, in architecture and or in nature.
Balance is also used when talking about forces; forces are pushes and pulls that can be balanced or unbalanced. Our balanced storytelling includes a boat and a seesaw, which can be good starting points for exploring forces.
Thank you for taking part in our See Saw @ Home activities over the last few weeks. This is the final week of new activity, but please do revisit our past activities and share your creations with us at #SeeSawAtHome and #OrleansHouseGallery.
Click on the link below to revisit our Collections activity. Find out all about what a collection is and create your own.