Today in class the children used a variety of dried beans to “draw” what they saw or felt during the guided visualisation.
This type of artwork, where there is no paper or coloured pens or scissors or glue, helps children to focus on the process of creating, instead of the end result. It helps them to be present in the moment, enjoying the experience of creating, and takes away any anxiety around producing a perfect final picture.
And of course, a lesson in non-attachment as there is no permanence to the creations. All the beans are packed away at the end of the lesson.