We have been enjoying lots of activities around ‘me and myself’ as we have been getting to know each other in our second full week. Here are some of the activities we have had the opportunity to experience…
These are some of the books we have enjoyed…
Creating Faces at the Discovery Table
Look at how this little girl added ‘bobbles’ (the rings) & ‘clips’ (the flowers) to the hair…
I moved the laminated cellophane shapes onto the OHP as they kept migrating there last week. We enjoyed making faces, people & patterns…
I painted the peg dolls so that there are families of different colours. They’ve been very popular…
I got out these number mats just to see how we would get on with them. Most of the class are nowhere near ready for them, but I have a couple of children who were beginning to get the idea of placing the loose parts in the tens frame.
If you wish a copy of the number mats, you can download them here: Number Mats with Number Words from Rachel (“,)
(They are different to the number mats previously shared which have number outlines,
but if you’d prefer those, you can download them here: Number Mats from Rachel (“,)
We did this on my homemade lightbox last year & it was so popular that I thought I’d recreate it. The face shapes are just drawn onto an acetate sheet with a permanent marker.
Sorting People at the Finger Gym
The first experience with the tweezers for many of them…
Play Dough Portraits
They loved this! I was constantly getting called over to take a photograph of their masterpieces…
Using a felt tip pen…
Invitation to paint portraits…
Transient Art with (mostly) Natural Materials
I decided to use the carpet space in the entrance of our area to put out some materials to explore transient art. We sat in a circle around the materials & I demonstrated how they might use them. I was thrilled with how they took to the experience – lots of ‘visitors’ to the activity…
Faces and other creations…
They looked beautiful as the sunlight streamed through the doors – tricky to capture in a photo though!
I loved this deer – look at the antlers! 😉
In case you are interested, these two books are particularly lovely for when thinking about transient art in relation to faces…
Tracing names with buttons…
(Letters from name provided, ready to put in the correct order.)
Little Town Play
(Printable roads from Picklebums – I far prefer these to road mats. I’ve used matt laminating pouches, rather than gloss.)
Thanks for reading!
Would love you to come & say hello! 🙂
– Rachel (“,)