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Aesthetics and Creative Expression



What is it?


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  • Expressing ideas and feelings through art and music and movement
  • Creating art and music and movement using experimentation and imagination
  • Sharing ideas and feelings about art and music and movement

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Why is it important?


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  • Encourages self expression
  • Enhances self-esteem and confidence through opportunities for self-expression
  • Allows for creativity and imagination through the exploration of media and materials in the making of art

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Lines, lines and more Lines


Line is one of the Elements of Art. Did you know that a line is a moving dot in space? How can you help your children observe lines around them? 

Learn how you can use questions to draw your children’s attention to the different types of lines that they encounter in their daily lives and in the man-made and natural environment around them. Teach them words to describe these lines (e.g. straight, curved, zig-zag, swirly, dotted, short and long) and show them how an artist used lines in his art. 

Let’s look for lines around us…
What do you see? How many different types of lines can you pick out?
Let’s look for lines around us…
What do you see? Where can you find this? What kind of lines do you see in the picture?
Let’s look for lines around us…
What do you see? What do you think this is? What do you think is happening in this photograph?
From our Man-made Environment
What lines do you see? What do you think of when you see this?
From our Man-made Environment
What do you think of when you see this? What type of lines do you see? How does it make you feel?
From our Man-made Environment
What kind of lines do you see? What do you think you know from the photo? What would you want to explore if you were there?
Our Natural Environment
What do you see? What do you think of when you see this? What does this photo make you wonder about?
Our Natural Environment
What do you see? What kind of marks do you see? What other animals have markings on their coats?
Let’s look for lines in artwork from the National Gallery Singapore…
This sculpture consists of two totem-like poles that face each other.
Let’s look for lines in artwork from the National Gallery Singapore…
Look at how the artist used lines to create even more areas of interest (shape and colour) within the sculpture.
Let’s look for lines in artwork from the National Gallery Singapore…
A sculpture or 3-dimensional art form is meant to be viewed 360 degrees.
Let’s look for lines in artwork from the National Gallery Singapore…
Consider bringing your children to the National Gallery Singapore to walk around and view the sculpture.
Let’s create artwork using lines…
Get the children to use primary colours in a medium you want them to explore, for example, crayons, colour pencils or paint.
Let’s create artwork using lines…
Have your children create abstract art using different kinds of lines which overlap one another.
Elia Owen
MOE Kindergarten@Tampines

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Using Music and Movement for Routines and Transitions


Listening and responding to music helps promote children's imagination and creativity. Beyond planned activities, music and movement can also be used during routines and transitions and to help in classroom management. Read on to find out how you can use music for daily routines and transitions.


Using songs to signal routines

Designated songs can be used for daily routines such as clean-up and snack times.

Using movements to signal routines

Dance to a familiar tune to signal the start of the day to excite children about school.

Using different movements to smoothen transition between locations

Invent different movements as children transit from one location to another.

Using music to help manage your class

Play a catchy rhythm on a hand drum to gather the children in a circle.

Using music to help manage your class

Play a soothing piece of music after a physical activity to help calm them down.

Using music to help manage your class

Clap a call-and-response rhythm to catch children’s attention.