Now we have finished our illustrations that are ready to go up onto vinyls at hay, we have now begun to focus on the planning of our workshops we will be holding at the hay festival. We were given the brief to create a workshop based around the theme of the world. The workshops are for children aged between 5 and over. I was put into a group with Kate and Nadia, and we had the age group 12+. After discussing our ideas, we decided to go with a paper boat making activity, and then decorating the paper boats after. Here are some examples of the type of design we are intending to use:
We had a look for some instructions to use for our work shop, and we are going to use some on the lines of this:
To add to the learning side of things, and to make the workshop more educational, we have decided to link the boats, with different countries around the world. We are going to use a world map, and will be putting up some different pictures of boats from around the world, and what they are about, to then be able to create a little quiz or word search for an extra activity, so if the children finish a bit quicker, they can have another activity to do. The type of map we are going to use with be a very simple coloured map, something similar to the one below.
We are also going to be using flags as a way of symbolising the different countries. We with be making little flags to go on our boat example. We are currently working out what materials we need and how we will plan the activity out, and also practicing making the boats so we can demonstrate this for our activity.
Check out my collabortive partner, Kate Jury’s blog, for more info on our project!: