Children have been using a story sack ‘ The Animal Boogie’ and exploring about different creatures in the Jungle, what do they look like? and what they do in the Jungle?
The children have been learning about animal’s actions like leaping, stomping, shaking and flapping while looking different jungle’s creatures. They were creating their own animals and coping their actions. This way they were developing sensory perceptions by exploring, expressing and communicate ideas thoughts and feelings.
I enjoy exploring events and characters in stories and other texts, sharing my thoughts in different ways. LIT 0-01c
I use drama to explore real and imaginary situations, helping me understand my world. EXA 0-14a
Children have a natural desire to explore and experiment. “Gloop” is an interesting mixture with a unique texture and is a fabulous sensory and science experience for children to help them learn about the concepts of what a solid and liquid are. It also offer children the opportunity for exploring mark making and pattern as they explore new materials other than pen and paper and use their fingers to create marks, lines, and shapes.
Later they added different paint colours into the gloop. The children wanted to see how one colour change to another colour when it was mixed together and predicted what colour they may see before it happened.
Music and Art share similar principals such as pattern, rhythm, balance and emphasis.
Children were listening to the music then began to paint.
They were showing their emotions and thoughts through painting. At the same time they were demonstrating developmental fine and gross motor coordination, creative expression through visual art and production.
Different colours represent the children in terms of mood and energy, and they can use music to give them creative inspiration for future painting sessions.
“I made patterns with paint and I really enjoyed it.”
“Fireworks and cracking eggs, it was fast and dancey.”
“I can tap my fingers with a pompom and paint.”
“Colours makes me happy, Orange colour for Orange tangerine, green for cucumber and red for tomato.”
Today in the Music area children have been playing and exploring different resources to make sound from the “The sound box musical listening and guessing game”.
They were singing;Here’s a box, here’s a lid, can you guess, inside what’s hid? Can you guess? Can you hear? If you listen with your ear! Children love routine and order, and this repeated sequence of singing, shaking, guessing, counting and then remembering at the end appeals to them. They love the reasoning and predicting element and are reassured by the repetitive pattern of the game.
The children were helping each other to count that how many pennies or shells there are inside.