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  • 1. Creative Cluster
    Annie Cox
  • 3. Storytelling Experiences
    Age - 3+
    Description - Harry and his dinosaurs and their travels and adventures together.
    Materials - “Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs” by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds
    Environment/location - outside reading area
    Further Planning – Dinosaur jungle in the sandpit, dinosaur playdough.
  • 4. Storytelling Experiences
    Age - 0-5 years
    Description- A beautiful story told through the eyes of a baby about his day
    Materials - “Peepo” by Janet & Allan Ahlberg
    Environment/location- quiet reading location
    Further Planning - peek-a-boo games
  • 5. Storytelling Experiences
    Age - 5+
    Description - a good book for older readers, with a mystery to solve as you read along.
    Materials - “The Eleventh Hour” by Graeme Base
    Environment/location - easier for a group of children to have book on a table so they can all see the clues.
    Further Planning – treasure hunt, party plan
  • 6. Finger plays, Poems & Rhymes
    Here is the beehive, where are the bees?      (clench fist and bring out fingers quickly one by one )Hidden away were nobody sees Watch and you will see them come out of their hives, One, two, three, four, five, Buzz, buzz, buzz. 
    Age - 0-5
    Description - Fingerplay
    Materials: Hands, singing voice
    Environment/location- various
    Further Planning – counting games and songs, hinding games
  • 7. Finger plays, Poems & Rhymes
    Five little monkeys Sitting in a tree Teasing Mr. Crocodile-- "You can't catch me." "You can't catch me."  Along comes Mr. Crocodile As quiet as can be-- SNAP!!! Continue until all monkeysare gone
    Away swims Mr. Crocodile As full as he can be!!!
    Age - 0-5
    Description – Action Poem
    Materials - Fingers
    Environment/location - Various
    Further Planning – counting games, singing
  • 8. Finger plays, Poems & Rhymes
    This little piggie went to market,This little piggie stayed home,This little piggie had roast beef,This little piggie had none,And this little piggie cried, "Wee! Wee! Wee!"All the way home.
    Age - 0-5
    Description - Nursery Rhyme
    Materials - 1 cute set of little toes!
    Environment/location - various
    Further Planning – making piggies, more rhyming games
  • 9. Language & Sound Games
    Uno, Dos Y Tres
    Uno, dos, y tres, Cuatro, cinco, seis. Siete, ocho, nueve, Cuentohastadiez. La lalalala;  La lalalala, La lalalala;  La lalalala. La lalalala;  La lalalala. One, two, and three, Four, five and six. Seven, eight, and nine, I count to ten. La lalalala;  La lalalala. La lalalala;  La lalalala. La lalalala;  La lalalala.
    Age- 5+
    Description - A bilingual counting song in Spanish and English
    Materials – words & singing voice
    Environment/location – various
    Further Planning- Spanish cultural activities
  • 10. Language & Sound Games
    Age - 5+
    Description - Hangman
    Materials – Paper, pencil
    Environment/location - anywhere
    Further Planning – word searches, crosswords.
  • 11. Language & Sound Games
    . Example sounds:
    Shake pennies or other coins
    Clap hands
    Clap chalkboard erasers
    Tap a pencil or pen on a desk
    Close a book
    Crumple up paper or foil
    Stomp on the floor
    Tear some paper
    Close a stapler
    Bounce a ball
    Age - 5+
    Description - Test the ability of identifying several sounds with this game. Child should close their eyes or turn away from the "sound maker." Make each sound and see if everyone knows what it is
    Materials – sound effects
    Environment/location – a quiet space
    Further Planning – making sounds from various materials
  • 12. Puppets, Dramatic Play & Role Play
    Age - 3 +
    Description - Role Play -Create a pizzeria!
    Materials- pizza boxes, paper plates, cut out pizza toppings
    Environment/location - any dramatic play are
    Further Planning- further role play, shop keepers etc
  • 13. Puppets, Dramatic Play & Role Play
    Age - 3+
    Description - Storytelling gloves.
    Materials - Storytelling gloves
    Environment/location -reading corner
    Further Planning - make finger puppets, puppet show
  • 14. Puppets, Dramatic Play & Role Play
    Age - any age
    Description - Dressing Up
    Materials - Dress up box
    Environment/location – home corner or other
    Further Planning– dressing up for weddings, playing “house”
  • 15. MUSIC
  • 16. Singing & Chanting
    Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.And on that farm he had a cow, E-I-E-I-O.With a “moo, moo” hereAnd a “moo, moo” there,Here a “moo”, there a “moo,”Everywhere a “moo, moo,”Old MacDonald had a farm,E-I-E-I-O.
    Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.And on that farm he had a horse, E-I-E-I-O.With a “neigh, neigh” here,And a “neigh, neigh” there.Here a neigh, there a neigh,Everywhere a “neigh, neigh”.Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.
    Additional verses duck pig lots of animals
    Age - 0+
    Description – Old Mac Donald’s Farm
    Materials – Animals!
    Environment/location - anywhere
    Further Planning – farm animals, farm concepts
  • 17. Singing & Chanting
    Age - 2+
    Description – Galumph went the little green frog
    Materials – Singing voice, hands for actions
    Environment/location - anywhere
    Further Planning - tadpoles, frogs
    Galumph went the little green frog one dayGalumph went the little green frogGalumph went the little green frog one dayand we all go galumph galumphgalumph
    But we all know frogs goladedadedaladedadedaladedadedawe all know frogs go ladedadedathey don't go galumph galumphgalumph
  • 18. Singing & Chanting
    Age - 6+
    Description - Days of the week song
    Materials - fingers to snap
    Environment/location- anywhere
    Further Planning – weeks in the years, hours time & counting
    There's Sunday and there's MondayThere's Tuesday and there's WednesdayThere's Thursday and there's FridayAnd then there's SaturdayDays of the week *snap* *snap*Days of the week *snap* *snap*Days of the week, Days of the week, Days of the week *snap* *snap*
    (Children can snap fingers, clap hands, or click their tongues)(to the Addams family tune)
  • 19. Instrumental Experiences
    Age - babies
    Description - Classical Music upon rest time
    Materials - CD & player
    Environment/location – rest time
    Further Planning -appreciation of classical music
  • 20. Instrumental Experiences
    Age - 6+
    Description - Glass bottle orchestra
    Materials - 6 empty glass bottles, water, food colouring, tapping stick
    Environment/location - outside
    Further Planning – blow into the bottle, what happens?
    By filling juice bottles with different amounts of water, you can create some catchy tunes!
    Take six glass bottles and fill them with different heights of water to make a six note scale.
  • 21. Instrumental Experiences
    Age- 1+
    Description – Music time @ Playsession
    Materials – instruments , dancing shoes
    Environment/location - Playsession
    Further Planning – singing, dancing
  • 22. Listening Experiences
    Age – 6+
    Description – “What do you call that”
    Materials- Good listening ears
    Environment/location – Lie on the mat in the yard with your eyes closed. What can you hear? Can you hear the rubbish truck etc
    Further Planning pictures in clouds
  • 23. Listening Experiences
    Age – 2+
    Description- Duck Duck Goose
    Materials – children in a circle. The “in” person goes around the circle tapping the children on the head – duck, duck, duck – but when tapped “goose” they chase each other around the circle and the game starts again.
    Environment/location- outside
    Further Planning- other silly song games
  • 24. Listening Experiences
    Age- 1+
    Description – Shell music
    Materials – shells
    Environment/location – Can you really hear the ocean in the shells?
    Further Planning – shell mobiles, beach experiences
  • 25. Creative dance, Movement & Mime
    Age - any
    Description - Dancing
    Materials – Dancing feet
    Environment/location- anywhere
    Further Planning- more dancing, musical appreciation
  • 26. Creative dance, Movement & Mime
    Age – 3+
    Description - Charades
    Materials – an idea your hands feet and facial expressions
    Environment/location - anywhere
    Further Planning- miming
  • 27. Creative dance, Movement & Mime
    Age – 10+
    Description/Materials- “Mime Whispers”Each person chooses an everyday task, such as making a cup of tea, washing-up, writing a letter, drawing a picture and so on. Everyone practices miming that activity on their own – broken down into exactly six movements. It’s important that this is practiced so it can be remembered later. In pairs, show each other the mime you were doing, without talking or explaining. Show the mime once only. Everybody move on to find a new partner.
    Try to show your partner the last mime you observed – of course it will not be easy.
    Environment/location - various
    Further Planning – mime & dancing techniques
  • 28. Musical Game
    Age – 5+
    Description- Musical Chairs
    Materials – participants, chairs
    Environment/location - anywhere
    Further Planning – other sharing games, other songs
  • 29. Musical Game
    Age – 3+
    Description – Hokey Pokey
    Materials – body parts, left & ritght feet
    Environment/location – any dancing area
    Further Planning – Parts of the body, music and dance
  • 30. Musical Game
    Age - any
    Description - Karooke
    Materials – good singing partcipants
    Environment/location- anywhere soundproof
    Further Planning – singing lesson!
  • 32. Two Dimensional
    Age- 0+
    Description- hand & foot prints
    Materials – hand and or foot, paint & paper
    Environment/location - varies
    Further Planning – watching how we grow, footprints in the sand
    Art & Aesthetic Awareness
  • 33. Two Dimensional
    Age - 3+
    Description - Body outline
    Materials – Large sheet of paper, subject, textas for outline. Picture can be coloured in or collaged
    Further Planning – body awareness, parts of the body, how I grow
    Art & Aesthetic Awareness
  • 34. Two Dimensional
    Age- 5+
    Description- Garden Collage
    Materials - copy card, glue, garden materials –ie leaves, flowers, sticks twigs etc
    Environment/location - collage table
    Further Planning – nature planning, butterfly lifecycles
    Art & Aesthetic Awareness
  • 35. Two Dimensional
    Age - 1+
    Description - Drawing
    Materials- Paper & pencils
    Environment/location – drawing table
    Further Planning – fine motor planning, handwritting
    Art & Aesthetic Awareness
  • 36. Two Dimensional
    Age - 2+
    Description - Rubbings
    Materials - crayons or charcoal, paper, something to rub- coins, trees, leaves.
    Environment/location - outside drawing table
    Further Planning - natural world, textures.
    Art & Aesthetic Awareness
  • 37. Two Dimensional
    Age - any
    Description – Colouring in
    Materials – a picture and colours
    Environment/location – Collage table
    Further Planning – Australian animals, dot painting
    Art & Aesthetic Awareness
  • 38. Three Dimensional
    Age - 1+
    Description- Duplo
    Materials – Duplo
    Environment/location – lego area – big space
    Further Planning- posiblities are endless, child initated planes, transport etc
    Art & Aesthetic Awareness
  • 39. Three Dimensional
    Age - 5+
    Description – Easter Bunny Mask
    Materials – paint, pipe cleaners, tissue paper, cotton wool, elastic
    Environment/location – collage table
    Further Planning – Easter egg hunt, woven Easter baskets
    Art & Aesthetic Awareness
  • 40. Three Dimensional
    Age - 3+
    Description - Spiders
    Materials - Pipe cleaners, eyes, egg cartons, paint
    Environment/location - collage table
    Further Planning – insects, stories - Little Miss Muffet
    Art & Aesthetic Awareness
  • 41. Three Dimensional
    Age - 3+
    Description - Collage Fish
    Materials- paper stencil of fish, collage materials, scissors, stapler filling ie shredded paper
    Environment/location- collage table
    Further Planning - underwater, fishing stories
    Art & Aesthetic Awareness
  • 42. Three Dimensional
    Age -5+
    Description – Paper Bag Owl
    Materials- paper bag, stuffing, textas stapler
    Environment/location – collage table
    Further Planning – night animals, birds
    Art & Aesthetic Awareness
  • 43. Three Dimensional
    Age- 3+
    Description – Sparkling Star
    Materials – cut out stars, glue, glitter
    Environment/location – collage table
    Further Planning – stars and the solar system, twinkle twinkle little star
    Art & Aesthetic Awareness
  • 44. Three Dimensional
    Age - 5+ (for more detailed projects)
    Description - Origami
    Materials – origami pattern, paper
    Environment/location - varies
    Further Planning – Japanese arts & cultures
    Art & Aesthetic Awareness
  • 45. Three Dimensional
    Age - 5+
    Description – Fridge Magnets
    Materials- plaster, moulds, paints, magnets
    Environment/location- collage table
    Further Planning – how magnets work, plaster casts
    Art & Aesthetic Awareness
  • 46. Three Dimensional
    Age - 6+
    Description – Candle Holder
    Materials – clay and paint
    Environment/location – painting table
    Further Planning – more clay play, lights
    Art & Aesthetic Awareness
  • 48. Language
    Age- All ages
    Description - A poignant Russian Folk tale of an old lady who has a mysterious dream which leads her on a special journey to a very special baby.
    Materials – “Babushka” by Sandra Ann Horn
    Environment/location – a quiet reading spot.
    Further Planning - Christmas activities, Russian cooking
    Cultural Diversity
  • 49. Language
    Age - 5 +
    Description - Aboriginal Folk Story about how the water got on to the plains.
    Materials - “How the Water Got Onto the Plains” by Olga Miller
    Environment/location - Quiet reading area
    Further Planning – More folk lore stories, aboriginal art
    Cultural Diversity
  • 50. Music & Movement
    Age - All ages
    Description - HAKA Traditional dance of the NZ Maori people commonly used by NZ All Black before playing to “ward off enemies”.
    Materials – Loud Singing voice!
    Environment/location – plenty of space to move around.
    Further Planning – learning the different Haka tunes – NZ cultural experiences.
    Cultural Diversity
  • 51. Music & Movement
    Age - All ages
    Description – Belly Dancing. A traditional Egyptian dance form.
    Materials – Belly dancing music, good hips!
    Environment/location – plenty of space to move around
    Further Planning – yoga, other musical dancing
    Cultural Diversity
  • 52. Art Experiences
    Age - Preschool
    Description - Aboriginal Flags made on paper plates with kids handprints
    Materials - hands, paint, paper plates
    Environment/location - painting area
    Further Planning- more aboriginal art and culture activities
    Cultural Diversity
  • 53. Art Experiences
    Age - 5+
    Description -
    Dream Catcher - made by the Native Americans to ward off bad dreams.
    Materials – Paper plate, wool, hole puncher, craft beads, feather, textas & scissors
    Environment/location- inside area
    Further Planning – Northern Americans customs
    Cultural Diversity
  • 55. Language
    Age - 2+
    Description – Song “ Taking Turns”
    Materials – good singing voice
    Environment/location- varies
    Further Planning – role model taking turns and using manners
    Additional Needs
  • 56. Language
    Who knows the alphabet?Who knows the alphabet?Who knows the alphabet?Who knows the alphabet?
    Who knows the letter A?--A--A--A--AWho knows the letter B? --B--B--B--BWho knows the letter C?--C--C--C—CWho knows the letter ???..........Z
    Who knows the alphabet?Who knows the alphabet?Who knows the alphabet?Who knows the alphabet?
    Age - All
    Description- Teaching the Alphabet in Sign language
    Materials – Lyrics & fingers
    Environment/location - varies
    Further Planning – whole words in sign language
    Additional Needs
  • 57. Music & Movement
    Age - 0+
    Description – Dance Party @ The Zoo
    Materials – dancing feet
    Environment/location - varies
    Further Planning – animals, zoos, animal sounds
    Dance party at the zoo. We’ll move like the animals do.Like bears and kangaroos, it’s a dance party at the zoo.
    Get ready to dance like the animals do! Dance like a…
    1. FROG (jump from a crouched position)2. SNAKE (slither with hands or on mat)3. SEAL(lie on stomach, extend arms and pull bottom half forward)4. CRAB (crab walk)5. DUCK (walk in a squatting position)6. KANGAROO (jumping)
    Additional Needs
  • 58. Music & Movement
    Move your hands to the beat of this song.
    Grab something and play along. Move your hands!
    C’mon everybody get in the groove.
    Listen to the music and make your move.
    Move your hands!
    Age – 2+
    Description –” Move Your Hands a Song for encouraging motor participationfor people of all ages with physical disabilities
    Materials – clapping hands
    Environment/location - varies
    Further Planning – move your feet, move your arms etc
    Additional Needs
  • 59. Art Experiences
    Age - 0+
    Description- Whipped Cream finger painting
    Materials – whipped cream (aerosol) food colouring
    Environment/location – an area that can be hosed down!
    Further Planning – more sensual and cognitive activities
    Additional Needs
  • 60. Art Experiences
    Age - 3+
    Description- Paper Chains – cutting in a straight line & using the stapler
    Materials – Paper, ribbons, card
    Environment/location – collage table
    Further Planning- joining concepts, circles and other shapes
    Additional Needs
  • 61. Bibliography
    Dreamtime Story – Indigenous Australia
    Finger Plays & Action Rhymes – C&K Assoc QLD