Please provide appropriate supervision to the children in your care when completing all activities. You will need to decide what types of activities are safe for the children in your care. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when providing art and sensory experiences for children.
Children will create inukshuk Inuit rock statues
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CDA Competency Standard: II.9.2a A non-biased environment is provided. a) Encourages children’s self-help/self-regulation skills while being respectful of family preferences and cultural differences
Familiarize children with the inukshuk from Native American Inuit culture. The inukshuk is used to signal that a person is on the right path, or going the right way. This meaning is literal and metaphorical.
Take the class on a nature field trip. Encourage children to stack rocks in the form of an inukshuk or similar form. Children will find that some rocks do not stack very well therefore they will need to try different shaped rocks or different methods of stacking them. Try not to hover or help children. Instead allow them the independence and experience of solving the problem on their own.
Take photos and listen to children explain their inukshuk statues as well as the process of creating them.
Observe and record children’s independence in this activity. Did the children need little guidance or a lot? How might everyday interactions support continued independence?
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