Goldilocks has paid a visit to Nursery this week. Here are some of the opportunities we had available…
Play dough with porridge oats.
Just plain (scented) dough with oats kneaded in. I added some bear cutters a dish of buttons…
Homemade puppet spoons.
I painted simple wooden spoons with normal paint, used permanent markers to draw the faces & then added felt ears & fabric & wool ‘accessories’. Great for story telling…
Bears on the game board.
The children were able to make up their own games, but lots chose to throw the dice to see how many bears to place on the board. We also matched the spots to the numerals & made up some repeating patterns.
Counting, sorting & the number 3
Lots of wooden numbers & loose parts to count & sort. I added Russian Dolls as a comparative size element as I thought we could compare them to the Three Bears.
Porridge on the Finger Gym
Stirring & transferring the oats into different sized bowls, with different sized spoons…
My Nursery Nurse suggested adding Mixed Spice & Cinnamon – they loved stirring it in & it smelled delicious!
In case you were wondering if they kept it on the table…
Transient art with hard & soft loose parts.
We talked about Goldilocks finding the chairs & beds too hard or soft & then made pictures with hard & soft materials…
Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Lots of fun at the picnic. I used fir cones, conkers, glass nuggets, stones & pom-poms as the ‘food’, as I wanted the children to use open-ended resources to avoid the fixed ideas that plastic food can bring.
Goldilock’s forest in the sand tray.
Small world play, story retelling & building…
Bears on the ‘lightbox’
These are beads, but they’re great on the lightbox as they’re translucent. I added the mirror box for investigation & the cellophane numbers to provide the extra opportunity of counting & numeral recognition.
Gg is also for ‘garden’ & we have been gardening & looking for ‘garden creatures’ in this tray…
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