Environmental art/outdoor play activities (indoors with gathered materials and scrap for wet days):
The rainbow makers…storytelling, sculpture making and envisioning the future
Patterns in nature… sculpture making and drama leading to performance.
The seven directions… sculpture/making looking at where we are in the natural cycles of our world
Cycles of life… sculpture making and outdoor play leading to performance
Rainforest days… a whole day multi sensory cross curricular activity day for one class
Shelters of the world; shelter-making activity with a ‘huts and shelters of Kenya’ cdrom show
Africa: Creation stories and Animal clay mask making.
Australia: Didgeridoo – everyone gets a go!
Aboriginal map making (also part of geography), songlines literacy) and didgeridoo painting.
North America: Native American creation myths and outdoor activities;
The coming of the Dreamcatcher and dream-catcher making;
Dance: learn the Cherokee dance of life, something a whole school can do at once!