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Track That Animal

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From: Aussie Childcare Network

Track That Animal Clever Patch

This is a simple and fun activity for children to track Australian animals.

Material Needed:

  • Australian animal stickers
  • tray
  • paintbrushes
  • sand
  • a checklist with a picture of each animal that the child can mark off as they find it

What to do:

  • Add the animal stickers to the bottom of the tray
  • Cover the tray with sand.
  • Using the paintbrush the child "tracks" the animal.
  • Once they track the animal, they mark it off.

Hints and Tips:

  • Instead of using stickers you can print pictures of animals, laminate and stick them to the bottom of the tray.
  • You can add leaves, rocks, dirt, sticks to the tray for the children to track the animal.
  • Use a light tray, add stickers to the bottom and sand on top. 

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play
  • Interest Areas: Sand and Water Area, Sensory Play
  • Games Categories: Sand and Water Games, Sensory Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:
    • 4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
    • 4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials.

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