Offspring Tribe - Nature Provocations using Bud Cones

Author: Anna Munro   Date Posted: 17 August 2018 

 

 

What is the Offspring Tribe all about?

 

We have a Tribe of 11 AMAZING Inspirators... from super talented early childhood educators and a primary school teacher, to creatively clever mums/mumagers with the most beautifully inspiring social media feeds. 

We send our 11 Tribe Inspirators a resource each month. The Inspirators then work their creative magic and include these resources in the most amazing invitations to play.

The play set ups are then posted Facebook and/or Instagram. Check these out here:

 

 

If you're an early childhood educator, teacher or parent and want some inspiration, join the Offspring Tribe. Anyone can join! Be inspired, share your ideas and collaborate with some very talented people. 

 

The journey of the first resource...

BUD CONES!

 

 

We wrapped up a little bag of Bud Cones and sent them out to the Tribe Inspirators. Have a look at what they did with their Bud Cones below. We have also described the Planning Possibilities our Inspirators developed in each of their set ups.

One simple little resource and so many ways to play!

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Emma Fox from Fox Family Day Care provided a bowl of bud cones with a recycled materials stand to develop hand eye co-ordination and fine motor skills. Emma also used the bud cones with a counting frame to encourage number recognition and one-to-one correspondance when counting.

 

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Isle of Capri Early Learning Centre provided a variety of natural materials and scales to explore weight and measurement.

 

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Isle of Capri Early Learning Centre also provided natural materials with scrabble letters to encourage literacy skills.

 

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 To encourage creativity and 3D art skills Isle of Capri Early Learning Centre provided natural materials with playdough.

 

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Harmony Early Learning Journey Braybrook provided number tokens, pebbles and budcones to assist with numeracy and counting.

 

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Harmony Early Learning Journey Braybrook also provided a variety of natural elements and a magnifying glass to invite nature investigations and provoke language use.

 

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Jamie Gash from Love Live Learning provided bud cones, half an egg carton, play dough, flour and number tokens on a tray to encourage numeracy exploration across a variety of methods - counting, one-to-one number recognition drawing and fine motor skills.

 

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Jamie Gash from Love Live Learning also provided natural materials, play dough and peg dolls (or doll figurenes) to promote language use, problem solving skills, fine motor skills and imaginative play. 

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Offspring Education

 

At Offspring Education we provided natural materials with buds to encourage observation and exploration of growth in nature. This set up also encourages language use.

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We also provided sticks, pine needles, play dough and bud cones to encourage ordering of materials, spacial layout, creativity and development of fine motor skills.

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Sparrow Early Learning Tarneit provided natural materials and chocolate scented dough to ignite sensory exploraton, discussion, hand/finger awareness and coordination and observation skills.

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Jules from Stories of Play provided natural materials with mud kitchen to begin to explore the process of cooking.

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Niccola Drake from An Idea on Tuesday provided natural materials with a framed piece of paper to encourage location and spacial recognition of natural shapes to create a facial features.

 

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Julie from Rockbank Preschool provided natural materials on a light panel or with a magnifiying glass to encourage observation skills and exploration of natural materials.

 

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Rockbank Preschool also provided bud cones with dinosaurs to encourage role play.

 

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