Tag Archives: creativity

Autumn Leaves

During the October break some of the children went for an autumnal walk to collect brown, orange, red and green coloured leaves and twigs. Inspired by their wonderful walks the children in the toddler room chose to create their own leaf men using the leaves and twigs they had collected. Then using their favourite leaf, they created their masterpeices developing their fine motor skills, coordination and creativity.

 

Forest School Today

Last week the children watched me make a swing with rope and a sturdy stick for the seat. Today, they tried to make their own swing which was brilliant to watch! Here they are climbing up the tree to throw the rope over.

Later, the children thought they saw a sea monster in the river.  We decided to get a closer look by standing on the riverbank.

There was definitely one in there or maybe more – the children were convinced! And we just love swings.

Exploring Clay

Children have been exploring clay in the studio since last week. They have been intrigued to explore clay’s texture. Children learned to squeeze, roll, pull and push the clay which helps develops their large and small muscles. Clay has numerous benefits for children’s development for example; playing with clay fosters eye-hand coordination, builds attention span, builds vocabulary – pound pinch, roll, poke, stretch and so on. Children also beginning to tell stories with clay pieces.