Main Learning outcomes :-
Children to make games from natural resources to share and play with others. Each week they will learn different skills needed for the games.
- I am learning to work collaboratively to produce a final product.
- I am learning to whittle a stick.
- I am learning to be more aware of my environment and how it can be useful.
- I am learning the different parts of the flower and properties of leaves.
- I am learning about releasing natural dyes from plants.
- I am learning what is needed to light a fire.
- I am learning to make charcoal.
- I am learning to make a pencil and paint brush
- Introduce children to 3 games, Pick up stick, colour dominos and Uno.
- Discus how to make the games using natural resources in the forest area.
- Collect sticks and split into 2 groups, ask the children to make rules for their games. Whittle sticks.
Look at how many colours are needed to finish the game and paint sticks.
Make a natural paint pallet from collected items.
Talk about vegetable dyes and plant dyes
- Happa Kappa Dyes.Hammering plants. Cherokee women used this method to decorate fabric for clothes.
- Exploding flowers dissect a flower into its different parts and name each part.
- Make Charcoal for pencils by using whittling skills learnt in week 1.
- Light a fire
- Finish making pencils with charcoal from previous week.
- Show children how to make a paint brush from natural materials.
- Finish any over run activities.
- Ask children to come up with ideas for their own games
- Light a fire and have hot chocolate and popcorn.
- Play the games with a group of reception children to test rules and suitability .
- Discuss what could have been done differently to improve or add to the end result.