We've also focused on autumn this week and have enjoyed exploring a variety of autumnal finds, such as leaves and fir cones. These have been used for exploration in tuff trays, as loose parts for counting and sorting, and to inspire craft activities, including making autumn wreaths. We have discussed how we can tell it's now autumn, with our children able to make observations, such as, the leaves falling down, and the weather getting colder.
We revisited our Colour Monster story and talked again about our emotions. We then read a story about a sad squirrels, and talked about ways we might make our friends happy if they're feeling sad.
Pirates has been a popular child-led theme again this week, with many children choosing to dress up in pirate outfits, make treasure maps, and even make their own pirate ship using our garden crates. With thoughts of 'walking the plank' - we set up a balancing assault course in the garden that went over a water filled 'crocodile' swamp! A great incentive to not fall off!
Other popular activities this week have included the bikes and trikes in the garden, trains, sensory play, including dough, sand, and rice trays, and building with wooden blocks.
Ideas to continue the learning at home:
Why not save your own 'rubbish' and see what amazing creations you could craft? We'd love to see photos of what you've made!