• Each day the tamariki help to fill in the calendar chart. They work out the day, date, month, year, season, and weather. A couple of the tamariki each day get a turn at finding and placing up the number and weather pictures. The tamariki all want turns and it is hard to remember who has had how many turns so today we made a graph chart to record everyone’s turns.
  • Four regular party balloons slightly inflated were set out with green, blue, yellow and white paint on a paint palette on the table with red paper. The colours landed on the paper in a circle shape each time a new colour was added to the paper it mixed creating many shades of blues, green and yellow. Exploring and experimenting included mixing all the paint together and making the balloons extra slippery and slimy to create with.


  • The tamariki are beginning to develop an understanding of the taking turns chart. They want fairness of turns and recognise the coloured in square represents a turn.
  • Painting with balloons is a sensory experience where the tamariki create freely using simple props in an open-ended and unstructured way. They use their hands to manipulate the paint by dripping and blopping on the paper, making prints. The tamariki formed a sense of satisfaction as they used their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and muscle control as they explored cause and effect.


  • We will use the chart each day to record the tamariki taking turns to develop an understand of a graph and create a sense of fairness.
  • We will continue to set up circle visual art experiences.