Today the toddlers have been practicing their co-ordination and pincer grip skills . They had fun looking for chicks and rabbits hiding in the shredded tissue paper.
We also spent time outside having fun in the garden
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.
Today the toddlers had fun investigating shapes.
They were using the coloured lollipop sticks to make squares, rectangles and triangles!
They were identifying the different colours of sticks, concentrating on making their own shapes and filling the shapes on the floor with the lollipop sticks creating patterns.
Today in the toddler room the children were baking gingerbread houses. Firstly, they weighed out the ingredients to make the gingerbread. Everyone loved the smell of the ginger and the nutmeg!! “It smells spicey!” We enjoyed mixing all the ingredients together in the bowl and poured it into the baking trays. Once the gingerbread was ready the children used their concentration skills to decorate the house using icing, adding sprinkles and sweeties! We had a taste at snack time at said it was YUMMY!!
Today the children enjoyed making some chocolate brownies. The children were exploring the numbers on the scales through discussions with their peers and started to predict how much butter they would need to use to get the correct consistency to bake our brownies.
“I need a little bit more I think”
“That’s lots of sugar”
“I’m Folding the flower into the chocolate”
“This smells so yummy, I can’t wait to eat it”
The children have been learning about Jack and the Beanstalk and constructing their own beanstalk with the building blocks. They have been exploring numbers on the leaves of the beanstalk and are beginning to understand that they represent quantities. They are also beginning to recognise the numbers and sort them in order .
Today in the toddler room the children were making a fish tank outdoors. They were learning to count the fish as they added them into the tank.The children noticed how colourful the fish were and that every fish was different. They added stones for the fish to hide under.
Indoors the children were painting on tin foil using cotton buds.