Monday, 28 January 2013

Celebrating Australia Day

Counting Australian animals - Kangaroo, emu, magpie, koala, possum, galah, wombat, platypus, kookaburra, cockatoo, using the Australian flag as our work surface
Eucalyptus scented play-dough

adding red pebbles and orange rice to create an Australian look, and green-blue glass stones for the water's edge

then we added blue coloured rice and a rock to finish off our Australia landscape
frogs on the run - through my indoor shoe tunnels

more animals on the run

then they returned to the landscape again

waterplay with sharks, octopus, water-snakes and crocodiles
Half the group had water-play while the other worked on the landscape - and after a while the groups swapped over so that they all had a chance to explore both play experiences. A good opportunity for this new group of children to practice their co-operation skills as well as learn a little more about where Skippy the kangaroo comes from before he is sent further on his adventures in 2 weeks time.

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