The Great Science Draw

Taking Root
(participating on activities with families)

Age suitability: 3-11 years

Effort required: (1=less work - 5=more work)

Pre-activity: 1
During activity: 1
Post-activity: 1

Children, parents, families, teachers and big bag of chalks! What more do you want to have a Great Science Draw on the playground!

  • to communicate science learning in a range of ways
  • to use scientifically vocabulary
  1. Choose a date (or two… in case the weather is against you) and let families know that they are invited to take part in a Great Science Draw on the school playground -
  2. Organise as many packs of Big Chalks or packs of chalk as possible
  3. Decide on a theme if you want one, e.g. Plants, Space, Animals etc.
  4. Set the challenge for the families to draw anything that they know about the theme, however they wish, adding words if they want. Set a start and finish time.
  5. At the finish time encourage families to walk around and see the chalk drawings from other children and families

If desirable have some light refreshments