By Michael Hilkemeijer
Unlocking creativity in early childhood education is essential for holistic development. As educators, it is our responsibility to provide children with opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves freely. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) recognizes the significance of creativity in a child's growth and development, particularly in Outcome 5: "Children are effective communicators."
In this article, we will explore five exciting activities that promote creativity and support the EYLF Outcome 5 goals.
By incorporating these activities into your early childhood curriculum, you can foster a love for creativity and empower children to express themselves confidently.
So let's dive in and discover how you can unlock the endless potential of creativity in our little learners through these engaging EYLF Outcome 5 activities.
EYLF Outcome 5 Activities
Creativity plays a vital role in early childhood education for several reasons. Firstly, it fosters cognitive development. When children engage in creative activities, they are required to think critically and problem-solve, which helps develop their cognitive skills. Additionally, creativity encourages emotional development, allowing children to express their thoughts, feelings, and experiences through various mediums.
Furthermore, creativity promotes social development by encouraging collaboration and communication among children. When engaged in creative activities, children often work together, sharing ideas and building upon each other's creativity. This collaboration not only enhances their social skills but also promotes a sense of community and respect for others' ideas.
Lastly, creativity is essential for language development. Through creative expression, children learn to communicate their thoughts, ideas, and experiences effectively. By engaging in activities that support the EYLF Outcome 5, educators can create an environment that promotes language development and empowers children to express themselves confidently.
EYLF outcome 5 Activity - 1
This activity can be applied in three sessions:
Session 1: Ask the children to create a dance programme for their bee bots.
Session 2: Get the children to view video clips from the last session and ask them if they could remember the instructions they used last time.
Session 3: Get the children to choose a dance routine from their bee bot dance album and input the instructions into the bee bot.
EYLF outcome 5 Activity - 2
Children can look at a video clip of dinosaurs on a computer/laptop. They then draw a picture of their favourite dinosaur and scan it so that it can be used in a c
drawing and painting program. Children then paint with various shades and colours in the program. Once completed they are projected onto the screen for
EYLF Outcome 1 activities & EYLF outcome 5
In a whole-class discussion, discuss and talk to the children about their knowledge of ICT in their lives. Ask questions such as: What is technology? How
do you use technology at home? Where else do you see technology? Generate a list of questions to ask.Take a small group of children on a technology walk.
When you get back discuss what you saw and follow up with a craft activity.
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Outcome 5 activities can be found embedded in our CPD workshops for early years teachers and in our member's library resource area.