This week we have been continuing to explore patterns through the wonderful story of Pezzetino by Leo Lionni. Pezzetino is a little square who lives in a world where all his colourful friends are much bigger than him and can do daring and wonderful things. He is very small and just one little piece so he feels he must belong to someone else and he sets off to find out where he is missing from….
The children were curious to find out what the word Pezzetino means as they had never heard it before! We discovered that it means ‘little piece’ in Italian which we thought was a very good title for the story!
In the story Pezzetino speaks to some of his friends who are all different shapes and sizes to find out where he belongs. Some of the friends he visits are ‘ the one who runs’, the ‘strong one’ and ‘the swimming one’.
The children decided they would like to make their own creatures using losing little squares.
You can see some of their fantastic creations below!
The children are always interested in learning about different countries and the celebrations they have. Today we celebrated Australia Day. We were lucky to have one of our parents in to read stories and discuss her own Australian experiences with the children. We looked at the Australian flag in the art and craft area and tried to recreate it while outdoors, the children discussed Australian artwork and made their own interpretation of it.
Today in the toddler room we have been exploring the Scottish thistle. The children have been using a variety of materials to interpret our national flower. We discussed how the thistle looked and what colours we might need to create our own picture. The children also enjoyed singing some Scottish songs.
The children using the Art and Design area have been looking at combining different materials to create a piece of art. We selected a variety of loose parts and the children chose which ones they wanted to use and created their own artwork in the frames.
We discussed how we can re-use the materials to make other things too!
Today the children were using a range of materials to create Christmas decorations for their Christmas trees at home! The children had a variety of art and craft resources to develop their creativity skills.
“I’m using the gold glitter, because gold is my favourite colour.”
With the weather recently changing the children have been talking about how cold it is outside. They have noticed some frost in the morning and so they created some frosty artwork using paint and cotton wool.