After lots of castle building in their play last week, I kept the dragons but added a few invitations linked with castles.
Invitation to Build Castles
The addition of the large mirrors as a base adds a different dimension to their creations – the mirrors are from Ikea and I’ve completely covered the back of them with masking tape so that they won’t shatter if dropped (not that the children pick them up!)…
Flags on the Finger Gym
They loved this!
We used glass pebbles, but buttons wold be absolutely fine.
I loved watching them copy and create…
This little girl was super excited to be given a sequin star to add to her flag…
Castle Feast in the Tuff Spot
Super popular area! Open ended loose parts to represent the food – as much as I love my little wooden cakes, they can only be used as a cakes, these materials became all kinds of ‘food’…
Transient Art with Silver, Metal and Grey Loose Parts
– through cheap plastic drainer mats…
Castles on the OHP
– with my laminated cellophane shapes…
Castle in the Small World Area
We kept the dragons from last week, but I added larger knights (the small ones were added to the building castles invitation) and princesses…
I’ve had chess pieces in the construction area many times before, although not with this class. I worked in here with them, when we did this – although they chose their own building materials.
They love these real bricks. They are from Newby Leisure Limited and are undersized, which make them perfect for little hands.
They actually made castles with bricks and blocks as well as the crates, but I left the photos at school.
Building on the Light Panel
… with the brilliant magnatiles…
Play Dough ‘Cement’ and Bricks
The flags on the Finger Gym led to some children interested in the country they were from. Out came a few maps and a couple of map books of mine… some chose to draw treasure maps…
Playing with Cards
Chess Pieces and a Game Board
A vey busy, but enjoyable week.
Thanks for reading!
Would love you to come & say hello! 🙂
– Rachel (“,)