Stick Painting for Australia Day

Stick Painting for Australia Day

To celebrate Australia Day this year, the Beetlebugs team including Kylie as the room leader, set up an experience incorporating sticks, paint and paper for the Beetlebugs Children.

The children assisted Kylie in choosing all the paints to use and Kylie explained to the children the Australian colours are green and gold.  Kylie also discussed with him the colours on the Australian flag being red, white and blue.

The Beetlebugs children used those colours along with sticks of different sizes and thickness. The educators also had taken pictures that they had in the room outside to the table to show the children the aboriginal art also in recognition of our aboriginal culture.  This type of art is often referred to as “dot paintings”.

One by one all of the children came over to the table set up outside to do a painting, some of the children did dots and some did circles and lines. They started using a different stick for each colour and then they used the one stick in each of the colours, mixing the colours, creating new colours for their pictures.

Links to the Early Years Learning Frameworks
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity as they learn to interact with others.
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world by becoming aware of fairness
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing as they become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing and children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical well-being.
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners when they transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another. Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place and technologies.
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators by interacting verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.


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