Construction using a variety of loose parts was popular today, as the tamariki worked with larger and smaller recycled materials, creating castles, houses, towers and even mountains.
The art easel is always a popular activity amongst our tamariki. They enjoyed having the freedom to express their feelings and emotions non-verbally on this rainy day.
Creating with the recycled loose parts allowed the tamariki the opportunity to experiment with the physical properties of objects. Working independently, or in small groups, the tamariki designed, planned, constructed and adjusted to create their multi pieced sculptures. This activity provided them with plenty of opportunities for developing persistence, problem solving and creating -dimensional structures- Min of Ed, 2017.
The tamariki made many marks on their waituhi today. Some made long lines, while others made spots. Others were mixing the colours to see what new colours they could make. Waituhi is great for hand, eye, arm, body coordination, experimenting with colour and texture, showing moods and feelings and representing ideas. Communication: tamariki experience an environment where they discover and develop different ways to be creative and expressive.
The structures created by the tamariki were photographed and will be added to the loose parts area as provocations.