Working with Starcatchers, we developed a creative project on triangles. Children and parents brought lots of lovely triangles from home (thank you).
Child: “The triangles are all different sizes. Oh, Look at them, they are all my favourite. I made some at home, here they are.”
…we made more at Glenwood using lots of different materials to decorate.
…we cut slots into our triangles. We tried scissors and then saws.
…we found we could make 3D shapes by connecting them together and we could make lots of different shapes.
…we took some outside and made a traffic jam with lots of cars.
…we were thinking about our community and neighbours and being ‘intergenerational’. So we made some into bunting and delivered it to our friends with a card. We wrote:
“We are thinking of you and hope our triangles make you happy”.
Parent: “I really liked the idea of the triangles and having something to work with my child at home and bring in. It made me feel more connected to the nursery at this time when we can’t come in”.
Do you have stones or rocks in your garden?
Can you go on your daily walk and find some?
If the answer is yes, then here are some ideas from Miss McArthur you can try out!
Choose your favourite colours and paint away… this will help:
- Develop creativity – it doesn’t matter if the picture doesn’t look like anything to you, to your child it’s a masterpiece.
- Express their feelings and thoughts without words – sometimes paintings tell a story.
- Develop problem solving and motor skills – as they figure out how to manipulate the rock and painting tools.
Rock paintings will help brighten up your garden or make an indoor play area. Why not try:
- Painting small world animals or fairies.
- Creating a fairy or elf door,
- Painting minibeasts.
- Create your own number or letter hunt around the house or in your garden.
Use rocks and stones as loose parts
What shapes can you turn them into?
How many have you collected?
Can you make a stepped number line from them? Can you build a tower out of them?
Miss McArthur can build a tower of 5.
Is your tower bigger or smaller?
Remember to Tweet to let us see what you used your rocks for! @GlenwoodFC #Glenwoodlearningathome
Mrs Silvester has set you a challenge! Can you create your own dice game at home?
Remember to share your ideas by tweeting @GlenwoodFC #Glenwoodlearningathome
Here are a few ideas to get you started…
The lids from milk jugs have been used to make these little Plastic Lid Ladybirds for a number dice game. To make the ladybird draw or use some button type eyes and pen dots on your lids. To Play the game, roll the dice and match the spots or numbers on the ladybird number lids to the dice.
What are dice good for?
Dice are great for introducing turn taking and encouraging early maths skills such as: counting, matching, comparing and number recognition.
Find some more number games on the CBeebies website by clicking the link below.
We recently introduced the children to using clay and we have a lovely clay working area.