Sorry for no post last week – I had a lovely weekend away with my hubby! Our wintery fun has continued over the last couple of weeks and the children have been so engaged with all the activities. Here are a few of the things we have enjoyed…
Wintery Transient Art on Mirrors
We previously enjoyed using these loose parts on black felt. The mirrors gave an extra wintery feel. For those people who are new to my blog, all my mirrors have the back of them covered in tape so that they won’t smash if dropped (I use masking or gaffer tape).
Invitation to Create Scarves and Hats for the Peg People
… with pipe-cleaners… Great for fine-motor skills!
A super–popular activity!
This little girl decided to use beads as hats too…
… and penguin play, of course!
Doilies on the Light Panel
We did this last year on the OHP. It’s been lovely on our light panel…
Penguin-Play on the Light Panel
This little girl decided to organise and sort…
Frozen Threading Cards
I made these last year using images from Red Ted Art…
Polar Bear Play
The children really enjoyed our previous wintery world (from this post) and so I just tweaked it – snowmen and people swapped for polar bears. Another popular area…
Decorating Gloves & Scarves
… I originally made the felt gloves & scarves a few years ago for counting and pattern work (you can see them in use here), but thought they would be lovely with loose parts…
Mark Making in ‘Snowy Glitter’
Frosty-Coloured Bottle Top Play
Frosty Trees on the OHP
I moved the sticks and glass pebbles from the light panel to the OHP and also added snowflake Christmas decorations…
Fine Motor Snowball Activity
‘Snowballs’ (pom-poms or cotton wool balls), tweezers and a timer…
The ever popular ‘Frozen’. The children wanted to keep the Polar Bear play in the small world area but I knew that some of them would enjoy story telling with the Frozen characters, so I just set up this simple basket…
Roll a Snowman
You can download this game for free from this post.
This was a popular activity last year…
… so I set something similar up again…
I was given this beautiful book of photographs of snowflakes. I wasn’t sure how the children would take to it, but they were fascinated by the pictures (although they didn’t really understand that they were magnified snowflakes)…
I also provided my craft and bead snowflakes for them to look at, at the same time…
After they’d looked through the book, I set up this invitation to create snowflakes with shapes. Something I’ve seen many times on Twitter in other classrooms…
Number work and other play…
Again, we did this last year too. I love seeing what they create…
Playing with Reflections
Super cheap activity – handwritten numbers and snowflake confetti…
This continued for a while, from the week before (seen here) – apart from changing the books, the table stayed the same for a few extra days…
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– Rachel (“,)