By : Ms Anik Kadarwati, 3rd grade teacher at Harapan Bangsa Elementary School in Kotamodern, Tangerang
The “Art and Craft” activity is the activity that students are most interested in. By doing this activity, students can actualize themselves, their emotions, as well as their artistic interests. Cutting, drawing, and coloring are the core of this activity. It is a recreational activity of the brain and hands. In addition to recreation, this activity will be able to train students’ skills in cutting, sticking, and other hand skills.
Harapan Bangsa Elementary School Kotamodern Tangerang always holds non-academic activities after the Final Tests. “Art and Craft” activities are also the main choice because it is a flexible activity and it can be done indoors or outdoors. No doubt this activity really made the students enthusiastic. For grades 1 and 2, the children colored animals and plants. Class 3 was about natural scenery, and class 4 and 5 was about animals and their habitats. They used the coloring techniques that have been taught by the art teacher as the basis for their previous drawing lessons. Of course, the level of difficulty of the images presented is different for each grade level.
Sure enough, this activity was very successful and the students followed it enthusiastically. Some of their work is displayed in class, and others are taken home because they want to display it as decoration.
This is a recording of their pictures while participating in the activity.