This primary resource gives children an opportunity to get artistically and musically creative by crafting and decorating their own wind chimes.

Pupils will be challenged to follow instructions to make musical wind chimes, and adapt those instructions for their own creativity in our National Geographic Kids’ Art primary resource sheet.

The teaching resource can be used as a printed handout for instruction in class time, or for display on the interactive whiteboard.

Activity: Ask children to complete the task on the page or adapt it for their own individual design with different designs, musical additions, colours and patterns. Children could test different types of decorations and the noise they make before adding them to their designs.


N.B. The following information for mapping the resource documents to the school curriculum is specifically tailored to the English National Curriculum and Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. We are currently working to bring specifically tailored curriculum resource links for our other territories; including South AfricaAustralia and New Zealand. If you have any queries about our upcoming curriculum resource links, please email:


This Art primary resource assists with covering the following EYFS objectives from the National Curriculum:

In planning and guiding children’s activities, practitioners must reflect on the different ways that children learn and reflect these in their practice. Three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are: 

  • playing and exploring — children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’; 
  • active learning  children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements;
  • creating and thinking critically  children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things. 


National Curriculum Key Stage 1 Art objective:

Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products    


  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination


  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space


National Curriculum Key Stage 2 Art objective:

Pupils should be taught:

  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]


And the following Key Stage 1 Music objectives from the National Curriculum:

Pupils should be taught:

  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.


This Art primary resource assists with teaching the following Expressive arts Early level objectives from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:

  • I have the freedom to discover and choose ways to create images and objects using a variety of materials.


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence First level Expressive arts objectives:

  • I have the opportunity to choose and explore an extended range of media and technologies to create images and objects, comparing and combining them for specific tasks.


  • I can create and present work using the visual elements of line, shape, form, colour, tone, pattern and texture.


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Second level Expressive arts objectives:

  • I can create and present work that shows developing skill in using the visual elements and concepts.


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Third level Expressive arts objectives:

  • I can use and combine the visual elements and concepts to convey ideas, thoughts and feelings in expressive and design work.


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Fourth level Expressive arts objectives: 

  • I can use the visual elements and concepts with sensitivity to express qualities and relationships and convey information, thoughts and feelings. I can use my skills and creativity to generate original ideas in my expressive and design work.


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