I have been looking forward to trying circle painting with my class since I spotted the idea on Pinterest recently. This was the video that gave me the idea.
This week we gave it a try in the classroom, in small groups, with 5 or 6 children painting at the same time. The children watched the video first to give them the general idea. Ideally I would like to do this outside with the whole class painting at the same time but the weather wasn’t great this week so this was just an experiment to see if they enjoyed it. It was a great way to introduce the children to working collaboratively on an art project and, yes, they loved it.
Their concentration and enthusiasm was amazing and most were reluctant to leave the activity. It was also great to see their shared sense of pride and ownership at the end of the activity. I can’t wait to try this again on a larger scale.