Firework Painting Activity 30/09/2019

The Fireworks Painting was inspired by reading the story The Night Before New Year’s written by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Amy Wummer.

Today we Created Fireworks with Paint!

Using some of the left over cardboard rolls from gift wrapping and paper towel we created different length ‘firework’ fans for printing with paint. The print pattern created by the cardboard roll fans mimics that of fireworks brilliantly and children can create as many different size and coloured fireworks as they like.

Learning Opportunities

Imagination and Creativity
Using different materials to paint such as cardboard rolls etc.
They learn about different shapes, patterns & geometry firework make and paint those on paper.
Cause and Effect
They learned about what will happen when we light fireworks, they have mixed different colours to make new one.
Language development – New vocabulary such as fireworks, New Year’s Day, etc., as some children only know the firework meaning in their home language only.

There are some observations we made, after the book reading, of the children’s knowledge about fireworks.

The night before New year’s – Book

What were they dreaming about?
Liam: The fireworks

When do we see fireworks?
Omelia: At night.

Where do you go to see fireworks?
Joel: I just don’t know where the firework
Liam: when my sister went to see some fireworks, but I didn’t get to go but we drove with my cousins and we saw fireworks

Omelia: They use the fireworks to make lights. For a party.
Xavier: That’s so loud.
Liam: I can see the clouds. I saw a letter.
What shapes do they make?
Joel: They make circle, like bang circle!

Link to EYLF:

EYLF Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
Sub Outcomes:
4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

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