Our focus on colour has continued throughout the week. On Tuesday the children used squirty bottles of paint to put paint onto their paper, and then used a window cleaning squeegee to merge the colours together; this gave a very unusual effect to their paintings, and also helped to introduce the children to the idea that when the colours merge, they change into different colours. On Friday the children created their very own colourful rainbow using a mixture of paint, glue, and coloured paper.
With the warmer weather this week, we have enjoyed being able to be outside more. The children have especially enjoyed crawling through tunnels and balancing over tyres and balance beams. The garden has also played host to a number of racing games.
Our role play area this week was turned into a hospital. The area was divided into a waiting room and a treatment area – with children using the nurse and doctor dress up outfits to help get them into character. They were able to engage in imaginative role play using the baby dolls as their patients, and then using each other! Many children also practiced their writing skills as they used a clipboard and pen to take down their detailed patient histories!
Also popular this week has been our Bebot, a small programmable robot which helps to introduce children to technology. The Bebot has simple controls which enable children to direct it where to go; this offers a great chance to introduce directional language, as well as early programing skills.
Words we learned this week:
Ideas to continue this week's fun at home:
Why not create your own colourful masterpiece; you could use pens, pencils, paints, coloured material, or even things like leaves and flower petals, to create your own festival of colour… feel free to share your artwork with us, as we’d love to see your creations!