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CENTIPEDES

Over my time at the


kindergarten I have noticed
that some of the children
enjoy searching for centipedes
whilst playing outside. They
will often get a bucket and put
the ones they found in there,
sometimes even making a
little home for them.

Recently this has been an ongoing interest so I decided to base


one of my planned learning experiences around this interest.

Last Thursday, the 18th June I


set up a painting activity that
involved using balloons to
create the body of the
centipedes. This was done by
dipping the balloons in to the
paint and then printing it onto
the paper. The children enjoyed
using the balloons and making
their own versions of
centipedes.

Links to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners


- Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity,
cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm,
persistence, imaginationand reflexivity. This was shown when
the children each took their own spin on the activity and had
the confidence to do so. It was an opportunity for their own
creativity and imagination to be shown whilst still using the
balloons as a painting technique.
- Children develop a range of skills and processes such as
problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesizing,
researching and investigating. Through this activity the
children had the chance to experiment with painting using
the balloons and investigate the way in which they could
change the size of the dots on the page by pressing soft or
hard.