We have continued to prepare the garden for the planting which will take place after Easter. The children have helped to empty and clean the flower pots as well as sweeping the artificial grass and paths. Some of the soil was transported to our mud kitchen where it was used to mix and ‘cook’ into different concoctions. As it will soon be Easter we have been making Easter cards, Easter nests, and Easter biscuits and the children have made and coloured pictures of bunnies, lambs and chicks. We have made bunny ears, masks and bags. We played games outside where we had to match patterns on the Easter egg pictures and stick the eggs in the Easter bunnies basket. We made Easter eggs, biscuits and cakes with our yellow play dough. In the middle of the week there was a lot of water play where we guessed what toys/objects may float or sink and took turns to catch them in a little net. Children practised their writing skills by making some new signs for the garden. This followed a group discussion about the sort of signs we might need and we decided to have a friendship tree. After the Easter break we will be developing this idea by encouraging children to use the friendship tree as a place to wait if they would like someone to play with. We have tried lots of puzzles and explored numbers through using our new number peg boards. Our story this week was The Golden Egg which was about a hunt for an Easter egg. The week ended with our Easter Fayre and Easter Egg hunt in the garden. It was lovely to see so many children at this event, joined by parents, grandparents and friends. A big thank you to everyone who donated items for the Fayre, bought raffle tickets, made cakes, and joined in the fun. A special thank you also to Sarah Freeman and all those who helped plan, set up and run the stalls. Together we raised a magnificent £200, all of which will be spent on pre-school resources. Have a very Happy Easter and see you back at Squirrels on Tuesday 22nd April
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