Today in our garden we were exploring different Christmas experiences..
The children were using different materials to create some transient art Christmas trees, developing their fine motor skills by practicing Christmas words in the rice and exploring different sized and shaped pine cones and counting them out.
They selected different coloured materials to create decorations on their Christmas trees.
They also worked together to count out the different sized pine cones. Great teamwork!
D was able to copy the word ”Elf” by using his mark-making and fine motor skills to create the letters in the rice!
I wonder what other fun Christmas experiences we will explore throughout the week.
Today in the Home Room the children were delighted to make playdough. They decided to make green and yellow playdough which smelt of “lovely lemons”. The children were very creative using pretty shells, buttons and other materials to decorate their playdough. Adding props to playdough helps to support the children’s learning. They used their imaginations and produced some brilliant creations. Along with being great fun, playing with playdough helps to develop the children’s fine motor skills. It strengthens the muscles in their fingers which they will then use to write. The children find playdough calming but were very excited to keep their own piece throughout the day and take home with them to play with.
We have continued our enjoyment with fireworks today in the toddler room where the children helped make playdough in the colour of the night sky. We added different colours of glitter to represent the sparkles from the fireworks with pipe cleaners and shredded paper to make their own fireworks .
They made edible sparklers using breadsticks, icing sugar and colour sprinkles. Wow… how yummy!
The children enjoyed sparkly mark making as they drew their own catherine wheels and made their own colourful firework pictures.
We have been having lots of fun exploring different Autumn experiences in our toddler room this week. Through curiosity the children have been exploring sensory playdough, printing pictures with apples and exploring touch and texture with porridge oats.
The children chose various autumn colours to create prints using apples.
The children explored different natural materials with sensory playdough.
A is developing his fine motor skills here by exploring the sensory oats to find numbers and then chose to thread them onto a paintbrush. Fab problem solving!