Bubble play and Drawing - 31st January 2022
Spontaneous: This morning the children were playing outdoors. A few children were a little upset so I decided to get out the bubble wand. I brought the bubble wand outside and started to blow bubbles. The children were so excited and surrounded me. As I was blowing the bubbles the children started to chase the bubbles around the yard. It was nice to see all the children being active and participated in the bubble play. They kept asking for more turns. After playing with bubbles for a while I decided to set the outdoor art table up with papers and some textas. Sandra (Educator) and Felicity (Trainee) helped me in the drawing activity. All children in Joey's room wanted to participate in the drawing activity so we set up two tables. The children happily took part in the drawing activity using the different colour textas as they showed their drawing skills. After the drawing activity the children went and explored the other resources in the outdoor area. Through the bubble play and drawing activity the children experienced sharing resources with their peers as well as playing along with other children while gaining social skills. The children also practiced gross motor skills by running behind the bubbles they used fine motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination through the drawing activity and also gripping exercise for their fingers by holding the textas whilst using their imagination to draw.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing Elements: 3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing. Children in this learning experience had a strong sense of wellbeing by being physical active and also took care of their social wellbeing by playing along with other children and sharing resources with their friends.
This learning experience can be linked to Maslow's theories. He believes that if educators help children to meet their physical need and emotional needs then they will grow into strong, resilient and competent adults.
Critical Reflection: I took the initive by finding the bubble wand to engage children in play. I also set up a table for the children to do some drawing which they enjoy and I found it was a success too since all children participated with excitement. Follow Up: Continue providing activities based on children's interest.