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 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!
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!
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.
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!!
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.
Today the toddlers tried out some new painting techniques. It was called marbling ink. We filled the container with some water then everybody chose their own colour of ink to add to the water. We gave it a stir to mix up the ink and placed the paper on top of the water . Every picture was very different and the toddlers really enjoyed watching the patterns develop.
Today the children in the toddler room were busy in the garden planting sunflower seeds. We were discussing what might happen to the seeds when they are watered and the heat from the sunshine beats down on them. The children loved the feeling of the soil in their hands.
“It feels all cold and messy!”
The children then designed their own plant pots with colourful sparkles!