Science Week in our Honeybees room was kept to a simple, yet effective activity of cause and effect. The educators of the room filled four glad bags with four different coloured paints, and stuck them securely on the table. The children enjoyed them so much that the educators thought they would extend this interest and experience by introducing actual finger painting.
In the beginning the children were quite hesitant, looking at the paint in wonder and looking at their educator for reassurance. With loads of praise, positive encouragement and loving smiles the children dove in.
They moved their hands through the paint and wonder spread across their face as they looked down at their hands. Open and close, open and close, the paint felt smooth and cool as they squished it between their fingers and palms.
It was a whole 5 senses experience – the feeling, the sound of the squishiness, the bright colours and even the TASTE, yes it was definitely an all-rounder.
To preserve this experience so children could revisit and share with their families, the educators pressed down on the paint using paper to capture their expressive / explorative art.
KBC Blocks: Me, Myself & I, My 5 senses, Kidz Lab and Art Expression.
1.1.7 – Children respond to ideas and suggestions from others
3.1.4 – Children seek out and accept new challenges, make new discoveries, and celebrate their own efforts.
4.1.6 – participate in a variety of rich and meaningful inquiry-based experiences