Some children made Box trolls. This involved creating imaginary creatures who live in boxes and the activity developed into some wonderful role play as the children acted out their characters.
On the craft table one child used a yoghurt pot and some paper to make a hot air balloon and this resulted in a whole group of children making them with a little help from the adults. The best ideas usually come from the children who can see a yoghurt pot as anything from a hot air balloon to a honey pot for a bear in a cave. This week, pringles pots became trains and petrol pumps, egg boxes were made into aeroplanes and stars were attached to lolly sticks to make magic wands. We always welcome any donations of recycled packaging to put on our craft table. We have developed our craft area this week to enable the children to have more access to selecting their own materials and mixing their own paint. This helps them to develop imagination, problem solve and understand the basic principles of science as well as having terrific fun.
On Wednesday some of the children cut bread into shapes to make a train to eat at snack time. This helps with hand/eye co-ordination and develops independence in making their own snack.
We have acted out a number of stories this week with all the children having a turn in playing a role. The most active and enthusiastic story was of The Enormous Turnip which involved all of the children playing different animals and trying to pull the turnip out of the ground.
Our favourite song this week has been “One finger, one thumb, keep moving”. This has produced some very lively and active participation from all of the children.
On Thursday we cerebrated a childs birthday and enjoyed the cake he brought in. We sang Happy Birthday and then had an energetic game of musical chairs.
On Friday a group of children started a game of “What's the time Mr Wolf” in the garden which kept us all warm in the somewhat chilly conditions outside.
Next week we will be celebrating Pancake day as the actual date falls during half term. The children will have the opportunity to make the mixture and to toss the pancake. We will also be making Valentine cards for the special people in our lives.
Word we have learned this week:
Struggling (this came from Fiona struggling to do a puzzle with very small pieces without her glasses. The children found it very funny when she said she was struggling)
Ideas to continue this week's fun at home:
Have a look at some of your recycled materials and see what you could make. Take the lead from your childs imagination