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Getting creative with mark making

20 Nov 2018

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What is Mark Making? 

Mark making is a term used for the creation of different patterns, lines, textures and shapes. This may be on a piece of paper, on the floor, outside in the garden or on an object or surface. It could be a simple dot or a line across a paper, all of this contributes to mark making and fundamentally is the basis of developing the writing skill. This is actually an important step in learning to write, because children are trying out new things to see what happens. 


Our tamariki displayed their creative side as they used brush and water to create art out of their imagination; like a rainbow, a knife cutting fruit, a girl, a fairy, a snake, an alien, a spider and some of them practiced their letter writing skills. 


If you have a concrete driveway or patio then why not give them some water in a pail and a brush and see their creativity soar!