Recovery Curriculum Resources from Leeds Museum and Galleries
This resource is designed to support a recovery curriculum and can be used in any education setting. It complements the ‘Supporting the Return to School for All Pupils’ guidance in Leeds and the PACE approach of playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy.
Create simple animal headdresses by attaching a toy animal to a hat or headband. How does wearing the headdress change how you move?
Choose pieces of fabric to represent different animals. Perform a dance by moving the fabric around. You could make the fabric leap, run, swim or creep.
Expressive Communication and Self Esteem
Have a “pick and mix” of art resources, textures, scraps of fabrics, paper and let the children explore how to represent animals in different ways. They can invent their own way of creating a mask or a puppet. For example a collage mask, decorating a sock puppet, or creating a silhouette of an animal on a lollypop stick.
The children can share their creations with each other, recognising that their artistic expression is unique and different to others. Develop confidence in ‘having a go’.
Research how artists use animals in their art, such as dancers, puppeteers, mask-makers, musicians, graffiti artists. See where your curiosity takes you.
How does it feel to wear the headdresses? Think about different emotions and discuss which type of animal mask or headdress the children might choose to wear when feeling happy, sad, worried, excited, social etc.