Playdough in the garden is great fun, but invariably it doesn’t last long. So, we offered the children the raw ingredients to enable them to ‘have-a-go’ at making more dough themselves. We simplified the recipe and offered salt, flour and water, alongside bowls, spoons and scoops. The result was actually very good and lasted us the entire week!
We’ve also been busy with our construction vehicles in the garden this week. A tuff tray of soil, a host of diggers, an empty sand tray and a road between them – our transporters got to work scooping and moving the soil between the tuff tray and the sand pit as they carefully drove their vehicles across the road. With our vehicles all then muddy, we enjoyed setting up a vehicle wash too!
Puppets have been popular this week. A group of children started to put on their own puppet show on Tuesday, using the bookcase as their ‘stage’. Starring a princess, prince, dragon and dinosaurs – the children acted out their own show to their friends.
Other popular themes have included our dolls house this week – with both boys and girls enjoying small world play.
The marble run also proved very popular on Friday; enabling children to work in pairs to build ramps and watch as their marbles run all over the place.
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home:
With our final week of term and lots to keep you busy; why not simply enjoy some time cuddling up with a book? Reading together every day is so important for language development and is a lovely way to wind down during this super busy time of the year! Let us know your favourite stories that you’ve shared.