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!
Today the toddlers joined the children in the 3-5 room for a special puppet show. The story was a take on the classic tale of Rapunzel. The children were all very animated watching the show and found certain parts very funny! The children showed great sitting and listening skills and they really enjoyed shouting out at the appropriate times.
The frog was a big hit with most of the children. Everyone enjoyed the show and some of our children were lucky enough to see it twice! We would like to thank Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre for two amazing performances.
With St Andrews day fast approaching the children in the toddler room are continuing to celebrate all things Scottish! They are enjoying singing Scottish songs and listening to Scottish music.
Today we were talking about the Scottish flag and what colours it is made up of. Inspiring the children to make blue play dough which they then used to create their own Scotland flag!
We were also discussing tartan, which the children knew was used to make Scottish kilts. The children created their own tartan patterns using shower puffs dipped in paint to make colourful backgrounds and then they then used toy cars dipped in paint to create the lines. The children created very effective tartan prints and had great messy fun!! They are going to stick their tartans together to create one big kilt when they are dry!
Today in the toddler room the children have been developing their gross motor skills by using the Lego cars to create pictures with different coloured paint.
We also made the most of the nice weather out in the garden, without the need for wellies and suits ,playing in the purple sand watching it sparkle in the sun.
Today the toddlers were getting creative making their own glittery works of art! They used glue to make a pattern on the paper and then added glitter to create sparkly pictures. We were delighted the sun came out which made the glitter very pretty and extra sparkly!
”Wow, look at my sparkly unicorn!”