We have started to look at the various cultures in our kindergarten community. To follow alongside this theme much of the focus is on 'kiwiana' and New Zealand culture this week. Today in the art area the children completed various screen prints which incorporated aspects of 'kiwiana'. Prints of objects many of us are familiar with as New Zealander's such as gumboots, The Buzzy Bee, koru patterns, jandals and sheep to name a few. The children really enjoyed the screen printing process and there was also rich discussion surrounding the objects they were printing. I talked with the children about how we associate many of these objects with our culture here in New Zealand. We will continue to explore the kiwi culture for the remainder of this week, it will be interesting to see where this leads, watch this space!