This week the toddlers have been finding out all about Australia. They discussed the animals that live there, what these animals eat and how they move around. The children particularly enjoyed being kangaroos! We got creative by designing our own aboriginal dot paintings. The children used small round sponges and many different colours of paint. The pictures were very effective and created an opportunity to talk about patterns with the children.
The children also enjoyed getting out into the garden and collecting the hail that had fallen. They gathered it into a tray, mixed it with blue paint creating an outdoor home for our penguins! The children enjoyed seeing their footprints in the snow and working out whose was the biggest! We had great fun catching the hail stones as they fell!
There has been some children and staff’s birthday’s recently, so we have been discussing birthday parties and what we would need to have a party!
The children have been creating their own birthday cakes and using different coloured materials to create their own patterns on the cakes.
The children chose different colours and created a simple pattern to make the icing on their cake. This learning experience allows the children to identify different patterns and to copy and complete their own simple pattern.