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Room with a view

Use the prompts below to explore what's outside your own window. 

With limited outside space people often put pots of plants outside their window.

It gives them a sense of an outdoor garden in the city.

This watercolour painting shows the view of the artist's plant-covered roof terrace.

 

'Roof Gardens, Kensington', watercolour on paper, signed by Guy Malet, painted in about 1940. Object number 76/2013 'Roof Gardens, Kensington', watercolour on paper, signed by Guy Malet, painted in about 1940. Object number 76/2013

Activity

  • Look outside your window, what can you see?
  • Close your eyes, what noises can you hear?
  • Are there any smells coming from outside?
  • Can you notice any signs of spring?
  • A person, a hat, a dog, a bike, a scarf. Write down everything you see. Does this list change during the day?
  • Can you write an acrostic poem inspired by your view?
  • Have a go at drawing a picture of your view.

How to write an acrostic poem

The first letters of each line spell out a word or phrase vertically, like this:

Sunny days
Pink blossom
Run and play
Ice-lollies
New lambs
Goats grazing

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