We’ve enjoyed lots of garden-related activities this week. Here are a few of them…
Trees on the Lightbox
Twigs, glass nuggets & (laminated) skeleton leaves were used to create trees, gardens & patterns. They looked so beautiful on the lightbox, especially when the area was ‘darkened’…
Flowers on the Discovery Table
We’ve put some white Carnations in coloured water to see what will happen. This was an activity we used to have fun with all the time when I was teaching in Key Stage One & we usually had success with the flowers changing colour. However, there were times when it just didn’t work & some of the flowers this time are actually a pale green colour, so we shall see. Fingers crossed!
At the end of the week, last week, one of the girls brought in a gemstone to show me & I promised her I would bring in some from home. I placed these on this table too, as an added interest for them to explore…
Twigs on the Finger Gym
Twigs & wool – lots of fine motor fun here as the children wrapped the wool around the twigs. This was done with varying degrees of success – some needed lots of support, others managed it by themselves (although needed help with knotting)…
Coloured, scented dough, ladybirds, flower beads, plants & corks were provided for the children to create a garden (or whatever else they wished)…
We’ve also been exercising our fine-motor muscles on our natural wood-slice geoboards. We used elastic bands & loom bands for this (thanks to my TwitterPal @Tishylishy for the loom band idea 🙂 )
Garden in the Water Tray
Simply soil, plants & gardening equipment…
I usually provide more open-ended resources for the children to use as food as there is much more scope for creativity, imagination & higher-level play, but a couple of the children spotted these in the cupboard & requested them…
We’ve also had lots of fun in the sunshine outdoors, but I have no photos to share as the children are difficult to crop.
Hope you’ve had a lovely week!
Thanks for reading!