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Aussie Koala

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Create a simple Koala, a native marsupial in Australia. 

Materials Needed:

  • Paper
  • Paper plate/Grey coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Texta
  • 2 circle objects to trace over (1 small and 1 big)
  • Newspaper
  • Glue
  • Black paint/black crayon
  • Googly eyes
  • Stapler

What to do:

Place the two circle objects on a piece of paper and trace around them. 

Tear the newspaper, add glue to the circle and collage it. 

Cut it out, add the nose and eyes using black paint.  

Using silver paper plate or grey cardboard, cut out the ears, arms, legs of the koala.

Staple the body features to the koala and you have now created your own Aussie Koala!

Hints and Tips

  • If there is no newspaper for the body, you can use cut up grey paper. 
  • Create trees to hang the koala from. 

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    holds a crayon with their thumb and fingers

    paints using a wrist action

    paint dots and lines

    established hand preference

    makes vertical, horizontal, circular strokes with pencil or crayon

  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft, Creative Play Games, Fine Motor Skills
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

Last modified on Saturday, January 23, 2016
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