Making their mark
Children's interests have included:
Pretending to be Police Officers which led onto making walkie-talkies. Further role-play included Doctors & patients, being dogs, fixing vehicles in the garage, mum's, dad's and big sisters and hairdressers. Children carried on interest in playing shops selling fruit and vegetables
Craft area & building area saw children experimenting with corn-flour, painting runways, building model aeroplanes/trains, building rockets, bumper cars, using wooden blocks to make runways & towers.
Children played monster snap card game and animal dominoes, taking turns and sharing
Mark making included drawing chalk pictures in the rain, footprints in the wet sand & drawing around people's feet. Drawing train engines. Using patterned rollers and train wheels to make patterns & mixing colours on the paper
Couple of wet days saw children trying to catch the rain in buckets and also splashing in puddles.
Marble-run, computer games, Lego, magnetic blocks
Adult focuses/support included:
Using kitchen scales to weigh compare bears. How many did you need; modelling language of size and weight.
Model how to hold scissors, give support with holding and snipping
Marble paintings:Mixing paint using plastic bottles, paint & marble. Shake well!
Making stretchy dough
Making chocolate playdo which in turn supported role-play in the Chocolate Shop