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3 4 Year Old Post Lesson Plan

Activity: Give children play dough or clay and ask them to design and create something that they think of as a natural object. Allow them time to design and create this. Once they have created their object, move it to the side. This time instead of asking the child to make a natural object ask them to design and create a non-natural object Once the 2 objects have been made, compare them. Ask the child questions such as: Why is it different? What are 2 different features from both?

This post lesson plan is designed to give children a further insight into natural and man-made objects, giving them different materials to work with also heightens the learning experience and gives children more options to become involved with this topic.

NOTE: Educators should not tell the student what to create, instead say; Make something you saw outside

0 may not 2finish year old lesson plan their creations and become disappointed and not want to finish the
rest of the activity. Educators need to ask questions that aim to compare the features of the items, NOT questions that compare the quality of the two items. Clay or play dough can be used, if you would like your child to keep their creation I would suggest using clay.

Educators need to give students time to create their things, without time, children

EYLF LINK Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity = Children feel safe, secure and supported - Openly express their feelings and ideas in their interactions with others Outcome 2: Children are connected and contribute to their world = Children become aware of fairness - Are empowered to make choices and problem solve to meet their needs in particular contexts = Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment - Demonstrate an increasing knowledge of, and respect for natural and constructed environments. - Show growing appreciation and care for natural and constructed environments - Develop an awareness of the impact of human activity on environments and the interdependence of living things. Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing = Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing - Combine gross and fine motor movement and balance to achieve increasingly complex patterns of activity including dance, creative movement and drama. - Manipulate equipment and manage tools with increasing competence and skill. Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners = Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity. - Use play to investigate, imagine, and explore ideas - Initiate and contribute to play experiences emerging from their own ideas - Preserve and experience the satisfaction of achievement - Persist even when they find a task difficult = Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesizing and investigating. - Manipulate objects and experiment with cause and effect; trail and error and motion Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators = Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes - Interact with others to explore ideas and concepts, clarify and challenge thinking, negotiate and share new understandings.