In the toddler room we have been practising independence at snack time. We have been working really hard at using our fine motor skills to collect our own snack using the tongs! Practice makes perfect!
The children in the toddler room enjoyed making festive wreaths. This gave them the opportunity to develop their fine motor skills using the scissors to cut out the materials and spreading with the glue sticks.
The children showed great creativity by designing their own unique wreath and were very proud of their artwork.
Festive and winter fun has begun in the toddler room. We have decorated our tree. The toddlers enjoyed using red and green paint to print with potatoes these made lovely baubles to hang up in the room. We also enjoyed making reindeer dust which we are having great fun with in our sensory tray. Everything is beginning to sparkle!
This week the toddlers have been celebrating Book Week Scotland. They have enjoyed singing and dancing to Scottish songs whilst focusing their activities on a book they chose called ‘There was a Wee Lassie who Swallowed a Midgie’!
The children found the story very funny and it created great discussion about all the animals the little girl swallowed! The children noticed the animals were getting bigger each time she ate and enjoyed holding up pictures of each animal as they were mentioned in the story. The children wanted to make green play dough to match the little girls jumper!
They then cut out little figures and using different materials added the midgies in her tummy!! Next, as a sensory experience the children made porridge, adding mixed fruit as the midgies, which they had fun mixing and playing with. This book has proven to be a real favourite in the toddler room.
Over the last couple of days the toddlers have been talking about the men and women who worked hard to give us a safe place to grow up in. We also talked about the animals who did great jobs. They made red play dough and printed with paint to make lovely poppies. We used purple paint to make poppies for the animals. On Monday the toddlers had a “ nearly 2 minute silence to think about special people”,
Today in the toddler room the children were being creative designing their own fireworks cookie! Firstly they added water to icing sugar and gave it a big stir. The children noticed the mixture getting thicker as they stirred. They added red food colouring to one cup of icing sugar and watched it change colour. We discussed what fireworks are and the different colours they create. The children then shouted some ‘crash’ and ‘bang’ noises that fireworks make. They topped their biscuits with coloured sprinkles to show the fireworks lighting up the sky. Everyone is excited to take their biscuit home to eat!! Yum Yum!
To support the MacMillan coffee morning the toddlers enjoyed making their own shortbread.
They helped to gather all the ingredients and took turns at measuring, adding and mixing it all together before rolling and cutting it into circles.
After baking the shortbread all the children sat down to enjoy it, everyone gave it the thumbs up “yum yum”.
Today the toddlers came into the 3-5 garden, and helped to make some yummy naan breads! And of course taste them. This allowed some children to taste some new foods and explore our sense further. The children discussed their feelings on what they had eaten, and talked about liking the garlic and cheesy naan and others preferring just plain.
We even warmed our hands up on the toasty fire!