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Water mixtures!

Today in the garden the children had great fun at the water area! They used the hose to fill up bottles and jugs! They each added a different colour of food colouring to their water using pipettes to see what happened! This helps to develop their fine motor skills.

“The water is all blue!”

”My water has all orange swirls!”

The children thought it would be fun to mix colours together! They added the blue food colouring to the orange water!
”Its turned green!!!”

The blue food colouring was added to the red! “It’s made purple!!!”

The children then just had fun pouring all the  different coloured water into different jugs and tubs and finding out what colours they could make!
“They all make brown!!”

What amazing colour mixing and colour recognition!

Bike wash at Cartmill

The boys wanted to wash their bikes as they were a little dirty!

We washed the top of the bike and underneath giving them a thorough wash.

We washed all the soap off!!!

We were so good at it we diversified to cleaning the chairs as well.

What a great job you did today boys, working together, taking turns, being responsible and looking after our nursery equipment……..thank you 👍

Outdoor water fun

Today in the garden the children worked really hard helping to reinstate our water trough.

They started off by emptying the rain water that had gathered over time  scooping up the water in different sized jugs before pouring it down the drain “the water is freezing Jo”

The trough felt “ slippy” and “slimey “ so we squeezed in some washing up liquid and warm water and gave it a good scrub “look a rainbow bubble”

Now that the trough was nice and clean we had to move it into its new position in the sun, the children done a great job of transporting all the water toys and aprons.

All that was left to do was fill it with warm water and decide what water toys to play with and have some fun.

Pouring and Puddles

This week in the  Studio we have been exploring filling, pouring and emptying.

The children helped to fill up the water tray, discussing how many tubs of water we need to fill up the tray. We also discussed the difference between hot and cold water.
The children then selected what resources they would need to use to be able to fill, pour and empty the water.
we selected large measuring jugs, small jugs, cups, and watering cans.

We experimented and problem solved with different types of containers but decided they were too small or not suitable for the type of play they wanted.
The children had great fun doing this and were engaged in their play for a long time.

The children continued this play into the garden, but this time they used the puddles and mud kitchen resources to explore their pouring, filing and emptying in a bigger scale.

We put on our puddle suits and got stuck in. It was great fun had by all.

Who knew playing with water could be such fun.