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Autumn Nature Stick People

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From: Aussie Childcare Network

Autumn Nature Stick People Fantastic Fun and Learning

Using natural materials found in the garden during autumn, create these cute and simple stick people. Great for creativity and open-ended learning.

Materials Needed:

  • sticks
  • autumn leaves
  • acorns
  • bark
  • any other natural materials found in the garden
  • glue
  • A4 paper

What to do:

  • To create an autumn stick person, use a leaf as the face.
  • Glue this gently on a4 paper.
  • Add 2 acorns for the eyes on top of the leaf.
  • Use acorns to create a smile on the leap as well.
  • Glue these onto the leaf.
  • Next, for the body add two small sticks in the middle of the leaf stem for arms.
  • Add two small sticks diagonally across, to create the legs.

Hints and Tips:

  • Encourage children to create their own autumn creations using natural materials.
  • Add these natural elements into small separate trays to make it inviting for children.

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Additional Info

  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    established hand preference
    identifies basic colours

  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

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