Children understand that although we think of as space being black, there are actually many colours in space. Children connect to the natural world by painting and playing with ‘moon rocks’.
This activity forms part of the Caring For Country: Introductory Lessons and Themed Activities. It is recommended that you complete the Introductory Tuning in Lessons in this unit before sharing the Themed Activities with children.
Lesson guides and printables
Learning Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect
Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
2.2 Children respond to diversity with respect
Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
4.1 Children develop a growth mindset and learning dispositions such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
- acrylic paints and brushes
- a range of rocks (moon rocks) that can be painted by children – you will need at least one for each child
- Planets Image
- sandpit or yard to hide rocks.
This is an original Cool+ activity.
This activity is designed to give you an understanding of how to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into activities at your centre and to help you build your confidence in exploring this topic with children and families.