With children opting to be outside, we brought our music outside too. We played some party songs which had children very eager to show off their dance moves! We decided this would make a good copy-cat game, so we had one person show us their moves, and then all tried to copy – this had us marching across the garden, stomping, and swinging our arms in circles!
We introduced a new sensory material this week; coloured pasta! The children enjoyed feeling the different types of pasta, noting that some were straight, others curly, some looked like shells, and others more like butterflies (bows!). The children used giant tweezers to sort the pasta, with others using it as part of their craft creations! We also had the pasta taken to our home corner and used in cooking! It’s lovely when children are given resources, and then able to decide themselves how these resources should be best used – this helps children develop their critical thinking.
Finally, our caterpillars have turned in their chrysalis stage – the children have all been very excited to watch our caterpillars grow over the last few weeks, and we’re hopeful we’ll have butterflies very soon. This has inspired children to ask for the Very Hungry Caterpillar story, which we’ve been reading alongside our story props. Children are getting very good at re-telling the story using both the props and story sequencing pictures.
New words we have learned this week:
Chrysalis / Cocoon
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home:
Why not play some music and copy dance moves at home – it offers a great work-out!