Today in home room we turned our pumpkin into a house for our little small world people..
We worked together to design our pumpkin house, discussing the different textures inside the pumpkin.
The children used their imagination to create their own role play stories. Even Santa and his dinosaur came to visit the pumpkin house and leave seeds to eat for his elves.
Santa left pumpkin seeds and the children made them into apples to eat.
Its been a busy day using all our creative thinking and design skill. What will you turn your pumpkin into at home? If you don’t have a pumpkin why not draw your idea.
The children have been exploring their imagination by using the blocks as skis. They also demonstrated great problem-solving skills as they came up with different solutions to allow them to move around the room.
The children started using the single blocks to slide their feet but were finding it difficult to move. Some children were able to push off using the furniture.
The children were engaged in their play and started using the bigger blocks as ski poles.
As the children played we watched some ski videos to inspire their thoughts.
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!
Through discovery, natural curiosity and imagination we have been exploring different ways to problem solve and construct a obstacle course and models.
“We can use these long bits to balance on”
“If the wood doesn’t fit we need to move the blocks closer”
“I’ve made a slide for the cars”
“mine has two eyes”
“I’m going to use all these to make a smiley face”
“These nails are the ears like mine”
Today in the home room the children have been exploring the different types of small world play.
We have been working together to build the train set. We were using our creative skills to design our large train track and our fine manipulative skills to fit the track together. We discussed where we could go on our trains.
We were also playing with the small world elves and fairies, using our imagination to create magical stories together with our friends.
It has been a great day using our imagination and creating wonderful learning opportunities in our home room.
Welcome to the Discovery Room. Within this room we have lots of opportunities to explore, discover, design and create.
We have our science and technology area where we can investigate and discover how things work. We have our loose parts area where we can choose what fun and wonderful things we can create using a variety of natural materials. We also have a large construction area filled with different shapes, sizes and types of blocks.
This week the children have been busy exploring block play. They have been using their imagination and creative thinking to design and build amazing castles, houses, towers and car tracks. We also work well as a team to share our ideas and build together.