This morning all the children were indoors in the Joeys room to start the day. It was a beautiful morning to transition outdoors all together. The children did a pack up of the toys and a morning yarning circle before we headed outside. I asked Daphne and Ruby if they would like to do some painting. They replied "Yes!", they were very excited and eager to come help get the craft supplies to set up this activity. The girls chose blue and green to paint with. Our Joey children have been showing a huge interest in Lego blocks and construction, I though this would be a great tool to use for painting. Daphne and Ruby enjoyed using the Lego to paint with. I said to the girls "can you count how many dots are on your page?" Daphne began to point at the dots and count. I than said to them both to put their paintings on the drying rack, the girls were able to follow the instruction and helped each other put their panting on it. Next to come participate in the activity was Mun and Jude. I supported the boys by demonstrating how to stamp the block from the paint to the paper. They both were able to use their fine motor skills to do this activity. Our baby Hunter arrived and was a little unsettled playing on the baby mat so I thought he might also like to join in on the painting. I supported Hunter by holding him and guiding his hand to stamp the Lego. Hunter really enjoyed exploring the paint and started to use his hands to feel it and tried to have a taste. I left the craft experience set up for the morning for the rest of the children to come and go as they please to paint.
Link to Pedagogical Documentation
Outcomes: 4: Children are confident and involved learners Elements: 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity. The children were able to explore other tools to paint with by using their fine motor skills. The children were curuious to see how the Lego would stamp into the paint and then onto the paper. The children were also cooperating while sharing with their fellow peers.
EYLF Practices and Principles
Practices: 3. Learning through play Principles: 1. Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships The children were able to use this craft experince to engage with thier fellow peers and educators. The children were learning though play by counting the dots and exploring the Lego stamps and colours. Hunter our baby was also learning through play and exploring his senses through the paint.
Critical reflection: Educaotrs supported the childrens interests by allowing choice of what activities they would like to do. The educators demonstrated and guided the children through out the craft experince. Educators took this time to form attachments with our babies by having one on one interaction time through craft learning experinces. I believe this craft learning experince went very well and the children were very proud to show off their masterpieces to their fellow peers and educators. Follow up: Painting with cars (using the wheels)