Challenge – Can you make a rain maker that sounds just like the rain falling in the Amazon Rainforest.
You will need a cardboard tube (kitchen roll, sweetie tube), small nails, drawing pins, tape to cover the ends, rice, beans/grains to fill it with. You can decorate your rain maker with paper, paint, wool, whatever you can find!
– When all the nails are in you then have to sellotape up one end of the tube so no rice can escape! Then carefully pour about half a cup of rice into the other end. If you have a funnel at home they are really handy to help you pour! You can use dry beans, lentils etc too. Then seal up the other end.
The final step is to decorate your rain maker! Maybe you can make it colourful like the rainforest!
At Cockenzie Nursery we love to learn about the world and all the people who live here. We celebrate different ethnic backgrounds, religions and cultures. This week we are going to explore the seven Continents of the world.
Our first stop is Australia all the way over on the other side of the world! The indigenous people of Australia are the Aboriginal people. They have many famous Aboriginal artists. One particular style of painting they do is dot painting. They often use very earthy colours in their paintings such as reds, oranges, browns and yellows. In the Hub this week we were exploring different Aboriginal paintings and creating our own.
Challenge – Can you make your own Aboriginal dot painting? You will need some paper, paints and either cotton buds or the end of a paintbrush to make your dots.