Today we have been discussing Spring. Some of the children were able to identify things we may see during Springtime.
“birds making nests”
“flowers on trees”
“Baby animals being born, Lambs”
“spring flowers in gardens and parks”
We have some lovely spring flowers in our playroom, the children decided they would like to paint them. We talked about the different types of spring flowers for example Crocus, Hyacinth and Bluebell.
” I seen bluebells in the woods”
“daffodils are my favourites because they are yellow and in my front garden ”
“I like tulips the best because my Mum has them at home”
We pegged our daffodils and tulips to a line and put mirrors underneath them. We noticed that we could see the spring flowers reflection in the mirror.
“I can see the purple tulip, I want to paint it on the mirror”
“I’m painting the yellow daffodils in the mirror”
The children enjoyed mixing different tones and shades for their spring flowers. They noticed the differences between the petals on the flowers.
“The shapes are different”
We discussed the different parts of the flower.
“that tulip has the longest stem”
At the end of the day the children didn’t want to throw away their creative work, so decided to print their mirror painting onto a big sheet of paper to make a spring freeze next week.
Well done, great team work everyone.