Matthew is always asking questions and interested in all sorts of things. So I try to find activities to continue that interested.
For a long time he has been interested in compass directions North, South, East, West. So I came up with this idea for drawing pictures using compass directions.
For this we needed squared paper. The squares on mine were a bit small so I printed out a table of squares in word. I decided to mount this on card and cover it with sticky plastic. Or you could laminate it. If you then use board markers the sheet can be re used.
As some of the pictures use directions such as North East as well as the simple ones, I printed out a picture of a compass to make things easier.
I had previously worked out some directions to make simple shapes such as a letter, house, fish and cat.
I'm looking forward to see how Matthew gets on with this, next time we need a quiet activity.
If the grass wasn't so wet, I would have been doing this in the Garden with tent pegs and string.
We finally got a dry day out took this idea into the garden.
I couldn't find the spare tent pegs so we used bamboo skewers instead. It had rained the day before so the ground was nice and soft. We then used a ball of string to make the picture. Matthew loved doing the picture and then decided it was my go and he would read the instructions.
Matthew then decided the string and sticks would make a good spiders web.