Other activities that have been popular this week have been exploring the paint with our hands! We often get handprints when children first start at Squirrels as a keepsake for their learning journeys… this seemed to inspire the children to explore the paint with their hands on their own as they enjoyed getting messy and enjoying the sensory aspects of ‘squelching’ the paint. We used some of the many handprints children did to make our autumn tree display – this started lots of conversations about ‘signs of autumn’ with children focusing on colours, leaves falling down, and finding things such as acorns and conkers!
Other popular activities have been the shop, the playdough, and the farm animals in the garden. The children have also enjoyed rolling balls and cars down half-pipes, and dancing to music in the garden with scarves.
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home:
Join in with your child’s play – offer them open ended resources, such as a cardboard box or a blanket over the table, and see where their imagination takes them… let us know what adventures you have!