One activity we love which is creating mandalas from natural materials. This is a wonderful way to encourage children to work together, talk and think.
A Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in the Indian religions of Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. This lesson can link to RME, maths, art and more. But it also encompasses a number of skills including problem solving, exploration, decision making, team work and more. It can be completed with any age group and a range of abilities.
Simply use materials found outside and create your art work. Yes, this can be particularly pretty with a rich natural landscape, but equally, we have enjoyed this activity on concrete. You would be amazed at the rich abundance of resources children can discover that even we don’t see.