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This month has been focusing around colour tips and techniques to reduce any emotion through art and creativity.
Food is the most amazing project and activity to do with your children. Not only does food represent the colours of the rainbow, but it also heightens sensitivity with senses, stimulates healing and education of the healing properties for the body too.
This can be introduced as a daily activity if you plan ahead and correctly. This post is to help you do activities that can reduce emotions through creativity and art with food. Lets look at the colours that are available and what you can introduce each month.
Red, yellow, orange, green, blue, indigo, violet, black, white, (sand colour - e.g. burnt sienna - look up what this means), then add complimentary colours together (red/green), (purple/yellow), (blue/orange) - You already have 12 months worth of activities here to introduce.
You can pick a colour for a month. In this month you can expand on the activity. Examples below:
Month 1: Red
Week 1 - Every day cook a meal with a red food
Week 2 - Research on the internet how red is used in cultures
Week 3 - Research holistic approaches red is used for in the body (aromatherapy oils, vitamins etc)
Week 4 - Cook a meal with red and its complimentary colour (green) learn how they work together, the healing properties etc
Activities to do: Find culture projects that create red:
From: Dye of material, how artists made red paint, what red symbolises in every country and make/create that project. Smell red food, taste, try, paint, feel and explore. What is in nature that is red? From the ocean, animals to land. What does the colour red mean in business? Where is red in our objects. What colours can you mix with red and the impact or changes it experiences? Visit places with the colour.
Because there are so many countries - your ideas, research and fun and last for the whole month.
How does this help reduce stress/anxiety and emotions through art?
1. You are participating as a group building relationships and social communication
2. There is a goal you are working towards every day/week - a reason to get up