The children enjoyed exploring creative messy arts this week outdoors. We used shaving foam and powder paint, creating lots of different patterns using the rakes. This experience helps develop the children’s large muscle control and hand eye co-ordination. Patterns help children make predictions because they begin to understand what comes next. The children pointed out all the different patterns they had great fun making.
We used large rolls of craft paper and cello taped it to the walls and used tubs of paint, allowing the children to dip their large paint brushes into the paint and have great fun being creative. The children were using their gross motor skills, strengthening their arm muscles and learning how to use everyday tools.
We then looked at all the colours of paint mixed together at the end and if they could see any patterns.
“Look at all the colours mixed together” “Looks like a peacocks tail”
Today in the toddler room we have been practising using our gross motor skills by balancing, jumping, kicking,throwing and catching a ball. By developing these skills we are encouraging confidence, hand to eye co ordination, taking turns and celebrating the achievements of others whilst enjoying the fresh air and having fun 😁
Where we focus on; Wellbeing, Communication, Curiosity, Inquiry and Creativity and also Movement and co-ordination all within a safe and nurturing environment.
This is part of our outdoor area today the children are practising gross motor skills on the bikes and also exploring bugs with the magnifying glass.
In the next picture the children are being creative using seasonal summer flowers exploring colour and texture and using their skills to paint. We encourage the children to develop independence and responsibility.
The children enjoy developing their gross motor skills on our fab indoor climbing frame.
I am very fortunate to live across from Greenbank Gardens and, although the gardens themselves are closed, we have been taking many of our daily walks in the forest area around them. There are benches, chairs and stepping stones made from trees that have had to be cut down for safety reasons and also little teepee style dens made from sticks. The boys absolutely love going exploring and we use it as a learning opportunity to discuss what we can see and hear.
Hope you are all having as much fun exploring your local area!
I hope you have all been enjoying the lovely sunshine we have had the last couple of days.
This is Millie. Millie is the same age as some of our boys and girls, she is 3 years old.
Millie is a very affectionate, loving dog, she is very playful and has lots of energy. Millie needs lots of exercise to help her to grow strong bones and keep her healthy.
Millie and I have been going out for long walks in our local park and in the local area, she likes to collect sticks on our walks and I enjoy seeing all the different colours of flowers that have been growing during spring.
We have been making the most of the nice weather to get our daily exercise.
I hope you are all safe and well, remember to keep in touch through our twitter. We would love to hear from you all !
We are continuing to do random acts of wildness everyday in the garden. Today we decided we didn’t want to use our paintbrushes to paint. Instead we decided to use some natural resources found in our garden. First, we found some pine cones and then we took two baby carrots that had started growing in our flower beds as we thought they looked like pens and then we cut some of our willow to make bushy paintbrushes. What random act of wildness could you do this week? #30dayswild
It all started because our plants looked thirsty after all the lovely hot sun we have had. Jaweria brought out the hose so the the children could water the plants but the children had other ideas, they wanted to water each other! Luckily everyone was protected in their puddle suits so they could all run in and out of the cooling fountain of water while watching it sparkle in the sun.