Tag Archives: imaginative play

Ahoy ship!

The children in the Studio today created a fantastic story which started with a cardboard box .

The cardboard box became a boat and then the sea was added using a blue piece of material.

Pink material was wrapped around and suddenly there was a fish in the sea with the boat.  Then some brightly coloured mermaids joined  the gathering.


Next a crab with great big claws came to join the sea travellers.


The fish, mermaids and crab danced around the ship and the ship’s captain shouted “Ahoy ship!” and the fish said “We are swimming to America!”

The children’s role play recorded in this observation was truly creative.  They used the materials around them creatively, they worked as a team to tell the imaginative story and they directed each other’s movements like actors in a play.

“Play is the highest form of research” said Albert Einstein and we can’t agree more.

 

Sensory Play

Today the children found a packet of marshmallows and were keen to explore and investigate them.

 

Using an iPad they researched what things they could make. We found a recipe for marshmallow playdough so we chose that.

The children measured out the marshmallows and poured some vegetable oil into a bowl.

The recipe asked for the marshmallows to be melted and the children asked how they would do this. They talked about it and used the microwave in the staff room to do this.

After 30 secs the microwave pinged and they were excited to see what the marshmallows looked like. They noticed that they had all melted but looked hot.

They brought the bowl back to the playroom and added some cornflour to the mix. Using their super muscles they took turns at mixing it.

It’s very soft
It’s sticky

The children enjoyed exploring the texture of this new play dough and by adding dried oranges and lemons added to their sensory experience.

Designing and building our Number Castle!!

Today in the Discovery Room the children were very busy building an amazing castle which they named ‘The Number Castle’!
Before they started building, they drew a design of what they wanted the castle to look like!

They then gathered their materials and got to work building!
They began building the main castle which included; lights, numbers keys and secret hidden keys!

After spending a lot of time building the amazing castle for the King and Queen to live, the children created a lovely garden space for the Queen and her dogs!

This even included a scarecrow in the middle!
The children then built a wall around the castle to keep the Queen safe!

What imagination was shown by the children, along with great design and building skills! I’m sure you will agree, the final castle looks very like the original drawing! Superb job!

Cart Mill Puppet Show!

Recently in the home room, the children have shown a big interest in puppets and have been using them to role play.  They have used a variety of puppets such as ones from their favourite stories and some animal puppets to create stories of their own!

The children decided that they would like to create their own puppets and make stories with them.

After creating their own puppets they then decided they wanted to make their own puppet theatre and show so that they could use the puppets. They found resources around the room to make one of their own.

Once the puppet show was complete it was show time!

Little Red Riding Hood Visits The Home Room!

In the home room, the children have been enjoying the story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and exploring it indifferent ways.

The have been looking at story cards and homemade puppets and decided that they wanted to re enact the story themselves and turn themselves into the characters!

Using the different  materials and resources around the room they creatively made different props in order to create the story.

Firework Fun

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.

Role play

The children in the home room have been very imaginative at creating different pretend play games within the room.

We used material to create one of a kind dresses …

The children started school and brought paper and pens ….

We enjoyed baking some cakes, and made sure we were safe by using oven gloves when taking them out the oven as they were very hot.

Welcome to the Home Room

Hi everybody! Sarah-Jane here,

The children would like to show you around our home room in our nursery and all the wonderful experiences we have.

”Fiona reads us stories, this one is about the zoo animals”

In our small world area, the children were showing Linzi how to build a train track going to the fairy village.

In our home room, we have a kitchen and a living room area. The boys and girls enjoy engaging in role play and imaginative play where they cook the dinner for their babies and talk on the phone to their mums and dads.

The children are role playing a real life scenario in our kitchen area.. Deciding what is for dinner!! Does this happen in your house too?

Here is where we have snack in the home room… Today we are having banana, apples and crumpets.. Yummy!!