Ollie has begun to create a road for the small cars. Natasha drew out a road on a piece of cardboard and then Ollie painted it black. Some of his peers came and joined him to paint.
Yesterday the tamariki noticed footprints outside. They did not know who the footprints belonged to. On the table this morning a print experience was set out to explore footprints of Dinosaurs. Could they be dinosaur prints outside. Dipping the toy dinosaur’s feet into the paint and then pressing it onto the paper leaving the marks on the paper. They have explored print making with toy dinosaurs.
Supporting the tamariki interest and extending their experiences through creating projects. This experience allowed others to join in on Ollie’s play to develop relationships with others and a sense of belonging having his own project. Belonging/Mana Whenua: Children become increasingly capable of making connections between people, places and things in their world/te waihanga hononga.
The tamariki explored print making. They looked briefly at the marks the print made before making the next print. A kaiako engaging in the activty extend the learning from this experience. Exploration/Mana aotūroa: Children become increasingly capable of playing, imagining, inventing and experimenting/ te whakaaro me te tūhurahura I te pūtaiao.
We will revisit this project with Ollie continuing to complete the project and then he and his peers will be able to us the road with the small cars
To deepen this experience, we could explore at a group and display the results of the prints and match them to the creature to see what one has prints most like the ones we found outside.