The weather didn’t improve – so we decided to put up a tarpaulin in the garden so we at least had somewhere dry to shelter! As the ground was wet, we also enjoyed making our own chairs using large waffle bricks so that we had somewhere dry to sit! Being so wet and cold, we’ve played lots of active games to keep warm; children have particularly enjoyed playing hide and seek, please Mr Crocodile, and what’s the time Mr Wolf.
Indoors we’ve been enjoying being palaeontologists!! We have been digging for dinosaur bones using small brushes to help us clean up our finds. The ‘bones’ we found offered some lovely opportunities to count and also to compare sizes as the bones were all different lengths. Some children even used a ruler to help measure their finds!
Shapes have been a popular focus this week. In Jolly Jo we used our new shaped beanbags to play a game where children had to match the shaped beanbag to a shaped mat; children did really well with this and really focused on what shape they were matching. We’ve also used our shape boards to create shape based creations. When a child said they wanted to take their board home, we decided to make our own individual shape pictures using cut-out paper shapes and glue. With shapes so popular, we introduced a new shape game on Friday where children had to find a named shape from our shape wall during our shape song!
Finally, with Valentines’ Day and Shrove Tuesday both happening in half term, we celebrated early and enjoyed lots of heart and glitter inspired craft this week, as well as some pancake flipping fun on Thursday!
Ideas to continue this week’s fun at home: We hope you have a relaxing half term. Whatever fun things you do, don’t forget to let us know about it – you can use a home-preschool diary, or use our ‘parent pages’ to let us know what you’ve been up to.