Quick summary: This activity is designed to encourage children to think about consumption and provides opportunities to consider options to buying things new. Swapping or trading things they no longer want or need in order to get something ’new’. Younger children will be supported to understand the concept of swapping and older children will have the opportunity to host and participate in a ‘swap party’.
This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.
EYLF Learning Outcome
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
2. Children develop their emerging autonomy, interdependence, resilience and sense of agency
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
3. Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
1. Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing
Outcome 4: Children are involved and confident learners
1. Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
2. Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
5. Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking
Equipment needed: You will need a collection of items for swapping.; Tokens, buttons or tickets; paper and crayons or pencils for making labels / signs; tables; mirrors; batteries; party music, clothes racks and hangers.
- Cool Australia – Early Learning – Sorting Waste
- Cool Australia – Early Learning – Waste and Packaging
Cool Australia would like to acknowledge the support of the Seedlings Early Years Education for Sustainability (EYEfS) program.