May started with a bang! Our theme was Australia and we tied in Mother’s Day with a poignant poem to go with each child’s footprint baby koala.
Australia aborigines have been painting on bark for thousands of years. The process of creating bark paintings has been passed down within families for many generations. Our children at Futurekids preschool and daycare made “bark” paintings using simple tools and consciously using colours commonly used in aboriginal art: brown representing soil, red representing Australian desert sand, and white representing clouds.
Australia is a country and a continent. It’s ecosystem is an unusual one and as a result, there are many animal species that live here and nowhere else in the world such as platypus, kangaroo, echidna and koala. Through books and bingo games our children at Futurekids learnt much about the unique animals found here.
One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef, is blessed with breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life. Our children got to feel coral and other marine elements and make a beautiful art project using the key colour style by Polacco (1944).