Lesson 1: Mark making with wax crayons

Mark making with wax crayons, exploring textures in the classroom environment by taking wax rubbings and collecting patterns.

Learning objectives

  • To explore making marks with wax crayons.
  • To investigate the marks and patterns made by different textures.

EYFS outcomes

Physical development

  • Develops small motor skills so that they can use a range of tools competently, safely and confidently.
  • ELG: Fine Motor Skills: Use a range of small tools, including scissors, paint brushes and cutlery.
  • ELG: Fine Motor Skills: Begin to show accuracy and care when drawing.

 

Expressive arts and design

  • Explore, use and refine a variety of artistic effects to express ideas and feelings.
  • ELG: Creating with materials: Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

 

Characteristics of effective learning

  • Playing and exploring.

 

Outcomes taken from Development Matters, 2021.

ELGs taken from the Statutory framework for the EYFS, 2021.

Before the lesson

Activity

Teacher notes

Key vocabulary

Prompts for learning

Observations

Next steps

To explore mark making with other tools and drawing materials.

Note any specific next steps for individual pupils.

Created by:
Sophie Pickles,  
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Sophie is an¬†expert Early Years consultant. She has spent many years both teaching in Reception and leading, in her role of Head of Early Years and senior manager at an outstanding-rated, child-led setting. Sophie now works with many national educational…
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