Rainy day fun

Watering the flowers at the mud cafe

 

This afternoon was definitely a day for the ducks but that didn’t stop the children of Cartmill embracing the rainfall.  We donned our puddle suits and wellies and went into our garden to have fun.

Splashing in the puddles

We developed our gross motor skills and used our co-ordination to splash in the puddles. We discussed the size of the splashes we made  “that was a big one”.

Finding objects to jump from

We tried jumping from different heights to see if we could make bigger puddles.

Making “tea” in the mud cafe

We used our imagination and developed our hand-eye co-ordination making “tea” in the mud cafe.

Lots of fun and learning no matter what the weather.

 

Australia Day!

This week the toddlers have been finding out all about Australia. They discussed the animals that live there, what these animals eat and how they move around. The children particularly enjoyed being kangaroos! We got creative by designing our own aboriginal dot paintings. The children used small round sponges and many different colours of paint. The pictures were very effective and created an opportunity to talk about patterns with the children.

The children also enjoyed getting out into the garden and collecting the hail that had fallen. They gathered it into a tray, mixed it with blue paint creating an outdoor home for our penguins! The children enjoyed seeing their footprints in the snow and working out whose was the biggest! We had great fun catching the hail stones as they fell!