It was a sunny day when Zyan noticed the small rainbows whizzing around the room. It did not take him long to realize that they were originating from the prism that was hanging in the window of the kitchen door. The sun shone on the prism and the light reflected the rainbows around the room. The chase was on! Zyan raced fast to catch the elusive colours. Soon Chance noticed and joined in the chase.
The children were invited to try to capture the rainbow on a paper and then colour the image.
So much learning happened in this very ordinary moment. These children were introduced to the science behind light and colour, were encouraged to represent their observations through drawing, worked together as a team and expelled their exuberant energy in the chasing game.
“Supporting children’s explorative play is perhaps the most important—and the most natural and accessible—means to promote meaningful learning in the early years.” (Early Learning Framework pg.23)