Fruit printing

Difficulty Medium

Duration 60 minutes

Type of activity Ice-breaker

Season summer

Occasion Any

Suitability Without limits

Locations Outdoor

Tools

canvas

fruits

leaves

watercolor

brushes

cutting boards

knives

Goal

The goal of this activity is to create an image using natural materials. An important element is physical and mental cooperation and compliance with the work process.

Intergenerational benefits

Understanding and relationship building

Understanding and relationship building

The activity promotes the understanding and appreciation of the attitudes, opinions, and experiences which different generations bring to the relationships, understanding and avoiding generational stereotypes and fostering tolerance of different lifestyles and an appreciation for cultural heritages, traditions and histories.

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

Intergenerational learning and skill sharing

The activity promotes learning and skill sharing among younger and older generations. It involves the sharing of positive resources that the young and old have to offer each other, especially the experience with novelties of modern times and valuable life lessons as well as cultural and familiar traditions.

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

The activity promotes physical and mental well-being. It has a positive impact on the quality of life (feeling of self-worth and a reduction in loneliness and isolation, promotion of physical and cognitive activity).

Personal impact

Personal impact

Developing soft skills (like empathy, confidence, communication abilities, learning skills) and developing their own strengths and talents.

Cognitive skills

Cognitive skills

Supporting mental / brain-based skills we need to do anything from the simplest to the most complex tasks:perception, attention, memory, motor skills, language, visual and spatial processing, executive functions.

Community involvement

Community involvement

The activity increases confidence and involvement within the community. It offers a starting point that could have a positive impact within the community.

Step by Step

  1. Seniors and children meet in a spacious room or in the garden - tables where tables are available.
  2. They are introduced to the activity - creating a summer art work.
  3. The group is divided in pairs (senior, child) and discuss the work flow.
  4. Cut the fruit and with a brush apply the watercolor, then stamp on the canvas.
  5. As a stamp, you can use leaves or any other available material.
  6. Let the canvas dry properly.
  7. At the end each pair, will show their work.
  8. A photo of group and art work is taken.
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