Today the toddlers continued to play outdoors with the boys and girls in the 3 to 5 room! We had lots of fun making mud soup, splashing in puddles, and we even found a little cosy space to keep sheltered when it was really wet..
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 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.
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.
We have been taking part in the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild challenge. Can you do 30 simple but random acts of wildness? At Cart Mill we certainly can! Today we decided that walking in the grass in our bare feet was quite random. The children loved the feel of the grass between their toes. Some of them were extra wild and even tried some mud between their toes!
At snack time in the toddler room the children have been developing their fine motor skills and independence by serving themselves snack using the tongs provided. The children have been concentrating well to do this and feel proud of their achievements. They of course enjoy eating their snack. Yummy!!
Today the toddlers were busy making cereal cakes. They measured and mixed together the rice snaps, cornflakes and dried fruit. Then they added the fun ingredient! The sticky, runny honey!! We talked about how bees made honey and tried to spot some bees in the garden whilst buzzing around!! The children were excited to take their cakes home – YUMMY!!!
What a busy time in the garden, the sun was shining and our plants needed tending. The peas and carrots that were planted last month are beginning to grow out of the ground. Little shoots are appearing everywhere and the apple tree has begun to blossom. It is so nice to see the garden waken up after winter but now the hard work begins, watering, weeding and waiting… whatever will grow up next. Our gardeners are hoping for potatoes and onions.
It has been a very busy morning making easter nests . Firstly, we broke the chocolate so it would melt easily . Then we noticed this made the chocolate go all ‘smooth’ and very hot. Next, we were very careful when adding the shredded wheat. Finally, we spooned the mixture into paper cases and each child decorated their own nest.