MATERIALS

PROCESS

  1. Place green paint on one plate and red paint on another plate.
  2. Partially blow 2 balloons up until they are a size that will fit comfortably in a child’s hand. Put one balloon in the red paint and the other in the green paint.
  3. Place crayons in a bowl – in a spot that is available to the children while they are working.
  4. Allow children to experiment with the printing.
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OPEN ENDED QUESTIONS THAT CAN BE ASKED DURING THIS ACTIVITY:

  • I wonder if you can make a caterpillar?
  • Which parts do caterpillar’s have?
  • Can you make yours look like a caterpillar?
  • Which shape is it making when we print the balloon?
  • How many circles have you used to make your caterpillar?
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EARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK

Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners.

4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching, and investigating.

Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators.

5.3 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media.

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