Lewis, Connor and Scott were talking about camping whilst making shapes at the play dough table.
Sami suggested we made a tent outside. The children quickly found some different resources we could use to make a little tent.
We decided to use the little archway. We realised we needed a door, and a doorbell, and Matthew wanted a sheet to keep it dry.
Once we set up our tent, we decided to have our snack outside. Grace was very helpful, handing out the water cups and the oranges to her friends.
We were excited to have a coconut for our snack this afternoon.
It was a bit tricky to open, we had to use tools from our tool bench.
Jack liked the sound it made when he tapped it with the hammer.
However everyone agreed that although they quite liked the taste of the coconut, they did not like the taste of the coconut water.
Today the boys and girls went for a short walk to the local shops to buy some snack goods.
They decided on some pancakes, fruit, crackers and cheese…Yum!
Today in the snack area the children made fruit kebabs. They used a variety of different fruits which they made a list of last week when they voted for their favourite fruits. This included pineapple, apples, bananas, melon, strawberries, grapes and raspberries.
As it is stay and play week the parents from Siobhan’s group joined their children in this experience. The children developed their fine motor skills and their hand and eye coordination as they placed the fruit on the stick. The children used lots of descriptive words to describe the fruits they were eating.
“l like pineapple, it’s nice and sweet and juicy.” Orla
“The strawberries are juicy and soft.” Holly
“The bananas are soft.” Scott
Children created their own pieces of art today with the inspiration for this coming from a large bowl of fruit. The idea for the still life comes from an American painter, James Peale, who is known for his paintings of fruit as you can see below.
There was certainly an abundance of creativity in the art area today and here are the fruits of their labour.
Today we tried new foods and we talked about where they came from. Manya enjoyed looking at a book which shows animals and their produce. She shared “ham comes from a pig, and eggs come from a hen.”
The children talked about the foods they like and dislike and agreed that it was alright to like different foods.
The children decided to make their own version of “Green eggs and ham” using bananas, chocolate and grapes – yum!