This week many of the children have been making headbands so they could pretend to be “Ninjas”. This idea came from a couple of boys who asked to have some blue material to make one. As the week progressed there were many variations on this theme and the children discovered that these headbands gave them super powers and enabled them to disappear, fly round the garden, crawl through small holes and become invisible.
Jolly Jo's sports sessions have been as lively as ever, and games have included a pirate game where cannon balls were fired at ships (excellent to support co-ordination), passing a rugby ball over the head and under the legs (using positional language) and the Lily pad game where the children become frogs on lily pads and is based loosely on musical chairs (excellent for those all important listening skills).
The children are becoming very skilled at developing their own games. We try to encourage them to think for themselves and to come up with new ideas. This week they made their own assault course in the garden to take them around the crocodile swamp. This was created using balancing beams and a slide and some tyres. They were not allowed to touch the ground in case the crocodile swam to get them. When they reached the safety of dry land they made a pretend bonfire with twigs and leaves and had a snack.
Other activities have included making a swamp for the small plastic dinosaurs, drawing dinosaurs and monsters and making models with clay.
Words we have learned this week:
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home:
Make your own assault course – this could either be outside using objects to balance on, or a smipler idea could be to make a map to follow saying 3 steps forward, hop to one side, go under a skipping rope etc