Craft activities were also focussed on traffic. The children rolled out a large sheet of paper, put small cars in trays of paint and wheeled them along to create a road pattern. They then made some individual road signs which was a great opportunity to think about some of the signs we see every day. This is not only helpful for road safety but shows the children how the written word can be recognised and read. Most of the children will point out familiar signs such as Tescos and they are delighted when we tell them that they are reading.
We created a large lollipop lady by drawing round one of the children and then painted on her clothes. We added a large road safety “lollipop” and then displayed her in the squirrels room. This sparked a lively discussion about crossing the road safely and we suggested that the children could watch out for lollipop men or women when they are out walking or having to stop in the car.
Christmas activities continue as we work on our display for the Squirrels room.
We welcomed a mum into the setting this week when she came in to help us and to play with the children. We always welcome visits from parents or grandparents or carers and the children love to have new people in to join with the fun and games.
Words we have learned this week:
Stop – Go - Wait
Ideas to continue this weeks fun at home:
Go on a “road safety walk” in your local area. See how many road signs you can spot and identify Are the in a triangle or a circle? Can you find a zebra crossing? What do you do when you approach one?