Land Art


In this activity, the children cooperate on creating a figure from natural materials. Through the adult giving instructions about what the children shall fetch, how many they shall fetch, and where they shall place the different materials, the children learn mathematical concepts whilst they are physically active.


  1. A group of two or three children is given the task of cooperating on the creation of a figure from natural materials.
  2. The children are instructed to fetch, for example, a medium-sized stick and a long stick.
  3. Thereafter they are instructed where to place the sticks, for example, the short stick shall be placed in the front and the longest at the back, the medium-sized stick shall be placed…
  4. The activity continues as follows: the children are instructed to fetch various natural materials and to put them in place.
  5. When the figure is finished, it’s fun to see the result.


  • The adult decides the difficulty level and controls the progression of the activity through the given instructions.
  • You can vary the activity by changing the way the children move around when fetching the objects.


Natural materials


0 - 2 years
3 - 5 years


Large space
Small space

Motor skills

Learning areas

Activity type