The morning and afternoon boys and girls were happy to see their friends and the nursery staff today. It was so nice to see all the children and see their smiley faces. Its been a while since we have been at nursery and the nursery staff were amazed on how much the children have grown.
The children had fun in the nursery garden playing with their friends making lots of friendship circles. They had so much fun playing exploring the garden and using the outdoor equipment.
They also had fun cleaning the hopscotch with the hose making lots of splashes of water.
I hope all of you have been enjoying the snow we have been having this week. Unfortunately my car is stuck in the snow, so I had to walk to the shops yesterday. On my walk I saw lots of people making snowmen, sledging and having snowball fights.
What fun things have you been making or doing in the snow?
I also saw someone playing with a stick writing in the snow and reminded me of one of our favourite stories, Stickman.
Here is a short video of some of our favourite stories…
What is your favourite story? Could you share your favourite story with an adult or a sibling? Is it there favourite story too?
Next time you are out for a walk with your children, encourage them to walk on the wild side!
Can they slither like a snake?
Can they hop like a bunny?
Jump like a frog?
Spread your wings!
Remember birds are everywhere not just out in the countryside.
Listen to the birds you hear from in your garden.
Can you see them?
A great app is BirdNet for you to try with your children.
Can they recognise the birds in the garden just from their sound?
Drawing with Chalk!
Give each child a stick of chalk and let their
imagination flow! Encourage them to draw
pictures, shapes or patterns.
Ask them to describe their drawings.
Can they find other materials to add to
their pictures? For example, leaves could
become ears, twigs could be arms, a flower could be the sun.
Can their drawings be made into a game?
Hopscotch, knots and crosses, what about Pictionary?
Nature Scavenger Hunt
You can do this anywhere outdoors.
Take a paper bag to collect the
treasures you find or if you have a
camera you can take photos instead.
Can you find and collect things in nature of different
colours, textures, shapes and sizes?
What things can you find that are
white, green, brown, blue or yellow?
What about things that are
smooth, soft, hard, bumpy, rough, shiny or fuzzy?