The children have really been enjoying these winter-inspired activities, so we’ve had a few more this week. I haven’t had much time to put this post together , but hopefully you’ll get the idea from the photos!
A few years ago I saw some numbered penguins online, but then when I needed them couldn’t find them again, so I made my own. This year we’ve used them with little glass fish…
I got the glass fish a long, long time ago, but you could use any loose parts as the counting manipulative…
If you would like to download a copy of the penguins, they are here: Penguins 1-10 from Rachel (“,)
A couple of activities this week…
Once again, I used the Frozen images from Red Ted Art. This time though, I enlarged them (twice) & then laminated & hole punched them to make threading cards. They were super popular!
Using fine motor skills to decorate numbers – an activity I have done before, but not with this group of children…
After the interest in this activity waned a little, I swapped it to snowflake decorating on a mirror. I used dry wipe pens on mirrors last year, but haven’t done it with this class & when I saw this snowflake idea on Happy Hooligans I thought they might enjoy it. As always, the mirror added that extra dimension to their play & they talked about the reflections as they traced the lines with the loose parts.
Land of Polar Bears
I only needed to tweak the Frozen World for this, so it didn’t take long to set up.
As I knew that there would be a few children sad to see the Frozen World from the last couple of weeks, I set up a smaller one for them…
I love the story ‘Cuddly Dudley’ & set up a little world of penguins after we read it.
Numbers on the Lightbox
The children have much more control writing numbers with their fingers than pencils at the moment!
Patterns in the ‘Snow’
Really simple to set up, but the patterns were very effective.
Doilies on the OHP
They reminded us of snowflakes…
Numbers & Light
Magnetic numbers from the maths area also migrated to the OHP for a while…
Thawing Frozen Anna
I saw this idea on Pinterest. The children have had lots of experience of ‘releasing’ frozen objects, but they never lose interest in it.
Not the best of photos, but the children loved playing in the soap flakes – it was very slimy!
Mark Making in Shaving Foam
Sensory walking on ‘Ice’
… well, bubble wrap really. The bubbles were super-strong though so it was great fun walking on the soft, slippery surface. It took ages for the bubbles to pop!
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