There is so much to discover in nature!
Mark-making using what we have!
Children can collect various natural resources from their environment or ask family members and friends to contribute to this project.
After painting the natural resources children can create flower/leaft-prints on paper or fabric.
Create a booklet with the flowers and leaves, name the flowers used and any other details the children would like to add to their prints
Read the book, Flowers to Spot by Sam Smith, to introduce children to the different types of flowers, where they can be found. What shapes and colours do they see?
Looking and responding
Start by asking the children to describe what they see. Draw attention to details. What shapes are they making? What colours do they see? Can we create new colours using the colours we have?
- Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education (CECDE) (2006) Síolta: The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education. Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education.
- National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) (2009a) Aistear: The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework. Dublin: NCCA.