At YWCA Canberra, we love teaching children about the different cycles of life and encouraging them to explore all the unique things each season has to offer. We believe it’s important for children to form strong connections to the land, so they can better understand why it’s important to us and how to best look after it.
This October, our Conder Early Childhood Learning Service got in all kinds of fun bringing in the springtime by engaging in a bunch of activity inspired by nature.
In the water room, the children got crafty with materials they found outside to create a seasonal art piece. The children collected a variety of leaves and flowers of different sizes, shapes and colours to create a beautiful collage in the shape of a tree.
In the sky room, the children were given avocado seeds from the cook to plant and water. The children were taught about a seed’s cycle of life and the process of sprouting and germination. Following this, the children were then invited to play outside on the new play equipment and even challenged to create their own obstacle course.
Finally, in the earth room, the children enjoyed a morning of arts and crafts by re-imagining Australia’s biggest flower festival, Floriade. During this activity, the children were encouraged to use their fine motor skills and create their own interpretation of Floriade by painting beautiful rows of colourful flowers on paper.