This activity provides children with an opportunity to develop skills in futures thinking, systems thinking, imagination and problem solving through making.
- This activity has been designed to develop the creative potential of young children through experiential learning in the arts.
Lesson guides and printables
EYLF Learning Outcomes:
Learning Outcome 1:
- Children have a strong sense of identity
- 1.1 Children feel safe, secure, and supported
- 1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy, interdependence, resilience and sense of agency
- 1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities
- 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
- 2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation
- 2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
Learning Outcome 3:
- Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- 3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing
- 3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing
Learning Outcome 4:
- Children are confident and involved learners
- 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
- 4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
- 4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
Learning Outcome 5:
- Children are effective communicators
- 5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
- 5.2 Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts
- An extensive supply of loose parts (see Teacher Worksheet below for some inspiration), art and craft materials, recycled materials, props, pictures/magazines, books, dress ups, posters, and anything else that may provoke discussion or ideas about the possibilities of a Fantastic Future.
- A space you can dedicate to the Imagination Lab for an extended period of time.
- Cool Australia – How can Educators and Families Nurture Creativity in Young Children?
This lesson has been developed in partnership with the Graeme Wood Foundation. It is designed to develop the creative potential of young children through experiential learning in the arts.