Today the toddlers were excited to finish creating their very own cherry blossom tree, just like the one in our garden. They had some sensory fun with bubble wrap before dipping it in pink paint and printing with it onto our tree! This made fantastic blossoms on top of our hand painted leaves! Take a look below at our finished tree! Everyone was very proud!
”Wow, it’s bigger than me!!”
Sorry for the late notice but this week you can stay and play with your child. The children love when you take 10 or 15 minutes to play with them and find out about what they do every day in our centre. Please stay and play at any time this week from 8am to 6pm. Everyone is welcome!
Today the toddlers have enjoyed using their hands to make leaf shapes for their tree using green paint. After allowing this to dry the afternoon children added on the tree trunk. Tomorrow we are excited to add some cherry blossoms and it will look like the trees near our centre.
Children have a natural desire to explore and experiment. “Gloop” is an interesting mixture with a unique texture and is a fabulous sensory and science experience for children to help them learn about the concepts of what a solid and liquid are. It also offer children the opportunity for exploring mark making and pattern as they explore new materials other than pen and paper and use their fingers to create marks, lines, and shapes.
Later they added different paint colours into the gloop. The children wanted to see how one colour change to another colour when it was mixed together and predicted what colour they may see before it happened.
“It feels so sticky.”
“I can draw a big 0 with my finger”.
“It’s snowy and slimy!”
“I am making rainbow.”
Some of the children went to visit newborn lambs and chicks during their holidays and they are keen to learn more about ‘new life’ in the world around them at this time of year.
This week we explored the wonderful story of Whose Nest ? The children had great fun guessing which animal the nests belonged to and learned how each animal creates their nest in a different way to keep their babies safe.
We brought in some nests for the children to investigate
The children discussed who these nests could belong to? They had the idea they could use the story to help them and used the clues and pictures to help them decide. They decided they would show their answers through drawing. You can see some of their fantastic creations below.
Today in the toddler room the children were making the most of the good weather and having sensory play in the garden. One of their favourite activities is playing in the bubbles with kitchen utensils. We added different colours to the water and looked for rainbows in the bubbles.
“Look at all the pretty colours!”
The easter bunny arrived in the toddler garden today and left colourful easter eggs for the boys and girls.
The children were so excited and had a lot of fun trying to find the eggs the bunny had hidden in the garden.
“Here is the Easter bunny”
“Look mine is in the car”
“I have a green one”
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!
Please come along to our Coffee and Craft event tomorrow at 9am and 3 pm. Staff have planned lovely Easter crafts that you can make with your child. All the family is welcome and we look forward to seeing your wonderful crafts tomorrow.