The compare bears have been popular this week. They are small plastic bears in a variety of sizes and colours, and they provide a good opportunity to count, sort and weigh to see how they compare. We tried a new method of colouring our own playdough this week using powder paint and this produced a much improved colour and texture.
Next week is Valentine’s Day so many of the children have made heart shaped cards to give to the person they love. Their special person is usually a mother or grandmother at this stage of their lives. On Friday we created a valentine tree and the children placed messages on it to say why they love their special person. These ranged from “cuddles” to “because she makes me noodles”.
On Thursday the children made heart shaped biscuits and had the opportunity to weigh and measure the ingredients and to talk about how textures change from soft to hard through the cooking process.
On Friday the weather had turned extremely cold. We spent a short time in the garden but the children gradually came indoors out of the cold. They were still full of energy so we turned the Squirrels room into an obstacle course. The children balanced along three pieces of wood, jumped onto carpet tiles, threw a ball into a bucket and then wove their way between the traffic cones.
Words we have learned this week:
Ideas to continue this weeks fun at home:
Create your own obstacle course in garden or at the park and join in with your child. Weave in and out of carefully placed fir cones or stones. Three jumps followed by skipping, standing on one leg etc. Have fun!!