The planting helped to inspire some lovely art work – the children worked together to paint large pictures of our potted flowers. We talked about what flowers might need to help them grow - the children agreed they need sun and rain, so a big yellow sun and some blobs of rain were added to our masterpieces!
Musical instruments proved popular on Wednesday – the children came together in a large group as we explored the different sounds each instrument made. We explored how the instruments could be played loudly, quietly, slowly, and fast, and then enjoyed playing along to some of our favourite songs.
On Friday the children experienced a new sensory material – shredded paper! This offered an unusual, yet tactile material for their messy play. A large container was filled with the shredded paper, and we made a treasure hunt style game by hiding zoo animals in it! The children enthusiastically searched through the paper to find the different animals, and then enjoyed hiding them again for their peers to have a go – they also simply enjoyed the feel of the paper – running their hands through it and throwing it into the air! It’s often surprising to observe how simple ideas prove to be some of the most popular!
New words we have learned this week:
Growing / Shredded
Ideas to continue this weeks’ fun at home
What gardening projects could you share at home? The children enjoyed helping to pot up flowers into old wellies – maybe they could help to pot up plants at home too? A herb box for the windowsill or a pot of colourful flowers offers children a wonderful opportunity to watch how things grow and change over time.