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Exploring colours using soft pastels

Children love messy play. They enjoy playing in sand, mixing water and mud, squishing and squeezing things with their hands and often getting with their whole bodies involved in the process. It is a wonderful delight to observe children exploring the world through their senses and getting in touch with their bodies.


This week we explored colours using soft pastels in our Early Learning Program at Die Bron Primary. The children used their hands to scrape the pastel onto the paper and then spread it with their hands all over the paper, mixing, exploring and experiencing in the process.

by Regina Broenner