There is so much to discover in nature!
This activity allows children to explore the world around them, using their senses!
An example of a Forest Creature can be shown to the children that motivates children to collect any type of natural resources available. Discussion about the names of the resources can be initiated
The early learners can design creatures as they desire, but might need some support with using the glue. Using glue is optional
While the early learners are working with the natural materials, the cone can be fixed with clay or play dough on the table or bark to prevent it from rolling (optional).
This path should be freely accessible for children at all time and being used if possible without shoes.
Give the children an opportunity to use and play with the clothing their own way. They may wish to sort the clothing by colour or style, or they may wish to try the items on!
A story can be created with the Forest People and re-enacted by the children as part of a drama activity. Individual Photographs can be taken of each creature and a story book can be created or an art display of children’s work may also be a good idea.
Looking and responding
Start by asking the children to describe what they see. Draw attention to details. What materials will need to make our forest people? What are their names, what type of materials do you see? How do the materials feel?
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