Our eggs have turned into caterpillars and it has been very exciting seeing how quickly they are growing.
The children have collected snails in the garden and have made them their own “house” using a large plastic tub filled with twigs and leaves. We also found a small green caterpillar which the children found a large leaf for because they remembered this from our Very Hungry Caterpillar story.
This week we turned the playhouse into a supermarket. The children have been taking it in turns to wear manager or shop assistant badges and serve the other children with a variety of pretend food items. This has given the children the opportunity to practise counting money, taking turns and sequencing by arranging foods according to colour, size and type.
We have had a lovely time with water play in this lovely sunny weather. The children enjoy painting the fences with a large brush and water. We played blowing bubbles and added glycerine to the water and washing up liquid solution to give us better and bigger bubbles. We added numbered ducks to the water tray which was great fun. One child wanted to build a waterslide so we compromised by adding a blue tarpaulin to the bottom of the slide so that the children could pretend that they were at a theme park.
In recognition of Father’s day this Sunday the children have been making cards and some have made biscuits for any special people in their lives.
We played a colour matching game this week. The children selected a coloured lolly stick from a decorated egg box. Then they took the stick to try and find a matching colour somewhere in the room or garden. This is a simple idea that you may like to try and home and can be adapted to use shapes, symbols or words.
We finished the week with lots of art and craft activities in the garden, and a party snack time.