Activity Introduction

Have you ever imagined what the world might be like without colour? It’s lucky you don’t have to! We’re surrounded by colour everywhere. Your challenge is to spend some time finding colours in the world around you, then using those colours to make a picture. 

Safety advice: In this activity you will be going outside and standing or sitting in one spot where you will look around and identify as many colours as you can. Before heading outside check with your parents/caregivers if there are any rules for being outside that you need to know about.

Younger kids will need support to complete this activity.

Ideal for: Lower Primary Ages 5-8

Themes: 

  • fresh air
  • be creative

Time required: 20-30 minutes

Curriculum connections: Visual Arts, Critical and Creative Thinking

Tips for Parents and Carers

If your kid/s have trouble staying still, you might like to put a small mat or some masking tape on the spot they have chosen. This helps them remember where they should be. You might also like to set a timer for the observation component of this task. 

If the weather is poor or you don’t have any safe outdoor space, this activity could be completed indoors or gazing from a window. 

When making artworks, ensure there is enough space for your kid/s to spread out and consider putting some newspaper down to protect your surfaces. You might like to set up a space outside where they can complete this activity. If you’re feeling really brave, you might let them use non-toxic paint.

Lesson & Curriculum Details

EYLF to Year 2 Learning Outcome:

ELC-focused lesson:

A world of colour

Resources Required

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Learning@Home from Cool Australia

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Student Worksheet

Exploring A World Of Colour - Activity Instructions

Have you ever imagined what the world might be like without colour? It’s lucky you don’t have to! We’re surrounded by colour everywhere. Your challenge is to spend some time finding colours in the world around you, then using those colours to make a picture.

Part A: Spotting Colours

Step 1. Go outside and stand or sit in one spot without moving (you can move your head and turn around but you should try to stay on the one spot). Consider spending one or two minutes just listening to the sounds outside and observing any nature, including the wind and sunshine.

You can then use the following prompts to guide your colour observations:

  • How many colours can you see?
  • Where are these colours and what do they belong to?
  • Which are your favourite colours?
  • Do you know the names of all the colours you are looking at?
  • Do you know the names of all the things that the colours belong to? 

Keep an eye out for:

  • Objects from natur
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