Preschool

Habitat Helpers Incursion

Wearing sparkling green capes, preschool children will become Super Heroes (Habitat Helpers) to explore sustainability issues and help save the planet!

During this incursion the children will assist “Earth Girl” or “Earth Guy” and travel to different global destinations.

This unique incursion allows preschool children to discover the impact of pollution, logging, overfishing and poor water management on the local communities.

Working together, children will tackle the sustainability issues and create local actions to address the problems in each region they visit.

This incursion is a favourite amongst all preschool groups and used as an introduction or follow-on from exploring; the environment, recycling, sustainability, pollution.

Suitable for 4 – 5 year olds (not suitable for 3 year olds).

Addresses Early Years Learning & Development Outcomes.

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children roleplaying
children roleplaying
children roleplaying
children roleplaying

“The program was ideal in teaching children how their actions can affect different habitats, they particularly loved being superheroes!”

College Road Kindergarten

Curriculum Suitability

Linkage To Early Years Learning & Development Outcomes

The “Habitat Helpers” incursion addresses the following Early Years Learning and Development Outcomes (Birth to 5 years):

Outcome 1: IDENTITY

Children have a strong sense of identity, when they:

· Co-operate and work collaboratively as a team of Habitat Helpers to solve environmental problems in different parts of the world.

· Become the animals and express a range of emotions, from a frightened baby orang-utan separated from its mother to a lonely orca affected by overfishing in Antarctica.

Outcome 2: COMMUNITY

Children are connected with and contribute to their world, when they:

· Use drama to broaden their understanding of environmental issues such as plastic and chemical pollution in The Great Barrier Reef.

· Recognise and help to reduce the negative impact of humans on the natural environment in Tasmania and planting trees to counteract deforestation in Sumatra.

Outcome 3: WELLBEING

Children have a strong sense of wellbeing, when they:

· Use physical skills and activity to adopt the animal’s features and movement eg glide through the waters of Antarctica as a school of fish.

· Make new discoveries about their personal contributions to the concept of sustainability.

Outcome 4: LEARNING

Children are confident and involved learners, when they:

· Use their imagination and creativity to explore different environments and their habitats.

· Use role play and puppetry skills to pretend to be an array of animals adopting their features, movement and habits eg Sumatran tigers prowling in the jungle or echidnas shuffling in the bush.

Outcome 5: COMMUNICATION

Children are effective communicators, when they:

· Participate in a narrative that  encourage the children about how they can make a positive contribution to the world around them.

· Engage with their peers  using voice, body language and gesture to tell a story.