Today in the garden the children had great fun at the water area! They used the hose to fill up bottles and jugs! They each added a different colour of food colouring to their water using pipettes to see what happened! This helps to develop their fine motor skills.
“The water is all blue!”
”My water has all orange swirls!”
The children thought it would be fun to mix colours together! They added the blue food colouring to the orange water!
”Its turned green!!!”
The blue food colouring was added to the red! “It’s made purple!!!”
The children then just had fun pouring all the different coloured water into different jugs and tubs and finding out what colours they could make!
“They all make brown!!”
What amazing colour mixing and colour recognition!
The toddlers have opportunities to explore a range of diverse art forms through provocations. Today we gathered some interesting natural resources to use in our clay. The toddlers rolled out their clay, pressing down hard. ‘It feels cold’ ‘Its very smooth after its rolled’ The children decided they were going to press the leaves into the clay to see what mark they left, they then proceeded to do the same with the flowers and the pine cones. They decided that the leaf left the best imprint, the toddlers talked about how the texture of the clay had changed to bumpy after using the pine cone to mark make.
They noticed that all the leaves were different sizes shapes and colours. ‘The green one is the biggest’ ‘I like the wee red leaf the best’ The older toddlers put the leaves in sequence from the smallest to the biggest. They squashed and rolled the clay improving hand eye coordination building gross and fine motor skills learning new vocabulary. The children were pleased with the end result.
Some of the children also decided to use the pipettes for colour mixing on paper towel, promoting colour recognition and developing fine motor skills including building hand eye coordination and of course always encouraging creativity and imagination.
We talked about the colours and how they changed when they mixed. The children liked the bright colours ‘The yellow and red has gone orange’ ‘the pink looks red on the paper’
In the home room this week we decided to take advantage of the nice day and go for a walk around our local environment.
The children were looking for different colours and numbers that they could find and they were also collecting different autumn materials as this is what they have shown an interest in talking about: autumn and the leaves changing colours.
N and E spotted numbers on the postbox as we were walking past…
The children noticed from a distance that they could spot a house that stood out from all the rest, can you tell which one?!
I and R spotted numbers on a fence as we were walking past, do you know what numbers they are?
D and A were using mathematical language and conversation at the top of the hill saying that ”we are so high up look how far up we came”
Most importantly, we were making sure we looked left and right and listened and looked for cars coming to ensure that we all crossed the road safely!