Quick summary: This activity provides children with an opportunity to develop empathy, creative thinking, and imagination through movement, dance and role play.
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This activity has been designed to develop the creative potential of young children through experiential learning in the arts.
EYLF Learning Outcome
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
Outcome 2: Children are connected and contribute to their world
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of well being
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
2. Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media
- Printed copy of Life Cycle Flashcards.
- You can undertake this activity with no additional resources and have children use only their bodies (actions, sounds, etc).
- You could also provide materials they could use as props (blankets to make a chrysalis, or a box or basket to use as an egg).
- You could also use dress ups, or provide materials for children to make costumes and other props (wings, eggs, caterpillars, leaves, flowers, etc) as part of the activity.
- Cool Australia – How can Educators and Families Nurture Creativity in Young Children?
- ArtPlay Melbourne
- Early Arts UK
- Creativity and Early Brain Development
- Nurturing Creativity Early Childhood Australia
- Creativity In Childhood: The Role of Education
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.