On Tuesday, the children participated in a Nature Play SA incursion led by Cameron. The theme for the visit was ‘Cubbies and Dens’. During the incursion, the children engaged in a range of nature-based songs, games and activities. This included matching sounds and actions to animal images, reading the story ‘Not a Stick’ by Antoinette Portis, building their own cubbies, and creating colourful flag buntings to decorate them.
The children had a wonderful time during the incursion and continued to build forts and dens using many recycled materials throughout the week. We would love it if you could bring in any fabrics, tarps or other materials to assist us with our future creations.
The children also had the opportunity to plant their own beans in cotton wool as a connection to living and non-living things. As a provocation, they were asked what they think the beans may turn into. Here are a few of the responses…
Kanish – “Seeds turn into a apple tree.”
Kabir – “It is beans, it will grow into flowers.”
Blaise – “It will turn into a new body inside.”
Eva – “A spider maybe.”
Agam – “A turtle.”
Frankie – “They might turn into strawberry.”
We look forward to finding out what they grow into in the next few weeks, whilst supporting the children’s learning through links to the ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ story.