The toddlers were having great fun at the snack table today. They were choosing which fruit they wanted to put on their own fruit kebab! This was enabling them to develop their fine motor skills whilst enjoying a yummy snack. Some of the children were making a pattern on their stick and others were making theirs colourful. They were counting the fruit as they added it. All the children loved eating them! YUM!!
Today we opened our gardens up so the whole centre became one big happy wild space for all the children. Day 19 of #30dayswild saw us watering our garden plants, or at least that was the plan but the children had different ideas…
After watering the plants our children decided they would prefer to fill up the mud kitchen puddle, water themselves and also the odd CDO! There was so much laughter and it was lovely to see our toddlers exploring the big garden.
We are continuing to do random acts of wildness everyday in the garden. Today we decided we didn’t want to use our paintbrushes to paint. Instead we decided to use some natural resources found in our garden. First, we found some pine cones and then we took two baby carrots that had started growing in our flower beds as we thought they looked like pens and then we cut some of our willow to make bushy paintbrushes. What random act of wildness could you do this week? #30dayswild
Today the toddlers were visiting the big ones garden. They were all very excited and got to try lots of new experiences. The obstacle course was a big hit The children showed confidence climbing up the crates ,jumping off and then making their way through the tyres.
The Ranger sent the children off into the sunshine to find bugs – they certainly did!
They could then use the identification sheet to find the name of their bug or they could just have fun finding them or just be at one in nature.
The Friday forest school group had asked to make soup so Stephanie thought let’s make it on the fire pit. The children helped to prepare the vegetables and then helped to cook the soup on the smoky fire.
Today the toddlers chose their favourite colours of paint to put in the bags. We then closed the bags and the children used their hands to press on the paint “this felt very squishy “. The children discovered they could then draw shapes and patterns on the bags. The paint also mixed together and made different colours.
There was lots of interest in our loom bands recently.
The children decided to create a nuts and bolts family.