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!
This morning in the toddler room the children had great fun doing music and movement, every child picked their own instrument They each played and sang together very well experimenting with different rhythms; loud and soft, fast and slow.
The toddlers have been very busy in the nice weather making changes to our outdoor space. They are absolutely loving our new water feature wall which gives them lots of early numeracy experiences as they pour and fill whilst playing with water.
We also have new storage for the children’s wellies and they are developing their coordination and independence skills by attempting to put their shoes and wellies on themselves! They are very proud when they manage to do it!
They enjoyed the freedom of painting outdoors and playing in the purple sand. The children have also loved exploring othe new dinosaur kingdom. One of our toddlers was delighted to find a snail and make a little house for it from grass and leaves.
We are looking forward to some more great changes coming to our toddler garden soon!!
Today the toddlers were visiting the big ones garden. They were all very excited and got to try lots of new experiences. The obstacle course was a big hit The children showed confidence climbing up the crates ,jumping off and then making their way through the tyres.