Today in the studio the children were exploring colour and mark making on a variety of different materials such as cling film, corrugated card and tin foil.
They choose to use every day objects such as rollers, sponges and brushes to create their wonderful artwork, developing their creativity, fine and gross motor skills.
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!
As part of Maths Week Scotland the toddlers have been busy exploring the different shapes inside various fruit and vegetables.
The children enjoyed using magnifying glasses to see the different shapes inside.
“ I can see a flower”
”I can see a star” ” in the orange”
“ I can see teeth “
The children have also been exploring the Autumn tray filled with lentils, rice leaves, pine cones and wooden loose parts.
“Red, Yellow, orange”