Our weekly Jolly Jo session was popular; we introduced some of our younger Squirrels to these weekly sports sessions, but kept it very simple - with games involving running, walking, stopping, skipping, hopping etc. The focus with our younger children is to simply encourage them to listen to an instruction, and be able to follow that. Older children tend to have more involved games where they will focus on turn taking, colour matching, ball skills and team work.
The weather has definitely turned more autumnal this week. The garden is awash with leaves and acorns! The children have enjoyed collecting acorns, so we decided to use these to make acorn pictures! We’ve also found lots of bugs this week! The rain seems to have brought out the slugs and snails, as well as making the spiders’ webs glisten – these are themes we intend to explore in more depth next week!
Other popular activities have included the trains, dinosaurs, tool bench, Duplo Lego, and glitter at the craft table!
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home:
Everyday kitchen ingredients such as rice and pasta can offer children lots of sensory fun! They can scoop, pour and sort the ingredients; they can feel the different textures, compare sizes and look at colours. Alternatively, you could have a go at making your own playdough! The recipe is on our web page and is great fun to make with your child. Measuring ingredients and mixing them altogether is as much fun as the playdough itself!