Today in the toddler room Spring was in the air! The children were using forks dipped in paint to print lovely tulips on to coloured paper. They were then using paint brushes to paint stems onto their pretty flowers. This created a good discussion about Spring and what flowers appear at this time of year. The children also enjoyed the novelty of painting with forks!!
The children were playing with the train set in the garden when one of the boys exclaimed that he had been on a train from Glasgow to London Euston and he was the engine. Other children joined on the train as carriages and travelled round the garden but they wanted to make their train journey more realistic. “We want a tunnel!” We all planned how we could make a tunnel from the new tyres that had just arrived in the garden. Val and Jaweria got to work digging the tyres into the garden to make our lovely new tunnel feature and off went the train again. All aboard!
Thank you to the parents and children who attended the Lets Play Pre- Engagement Day. We had fun using the cardboard boxes from the recent deliveries we’ve had at the family centre . Lets Play is all about engagement and fun without having to go buying anything fancy. We turned these cardboard boxes into cars today, adding wheels and steering wheels. We worked together to decorate them and then we took them for a drive, Beep, Beep!
Our Lets Play sessions will be running during the summer months on 23rd, 24th & 25th July. If you would like to take part please speak to Lissa or Zoe.
This afternoon, we went to the muddy fields behind the nursery with our puddle suits and wellies on!
We took a bottle of water with us and poured it into a massive muddy puddle to make it squelchy to slide into. The children had fun running down the grassy hill and sliding into the muddy puddle.
We also took a large rope which the children used to play tug of war and take turns to pull each other down the large hill. A few of them then decided they wanted to try and make a swing using the two trees at the top of the hill. This required some team work and problem solving!
It has been a very busy morning making easter nests . Firstly, we broke the chocolate so it would melt easily . Then we noticed this made the chocolate go all ‘smooth’ and very hot. Next, we were very careful when adding the shredded wheat. Finally, we spooned the mixture into paper cases and each child decorated their own nest.