Dragon Play

Dragon Play

Just a short post from me today. We’ve had a bit of dragon fever this week. It started after one of the boys wore a T-shirt covered in dragons, which stimulated great interest and resulted in me bringing a few into the classroom. I thought it might just be a few of the boys who enjoyed playing with them, but as they were all excited, I set up a few other areas too…

Dragon T-Shirt from Rachel (",)

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Dragon World

Dragon world from Rachel (",)

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Tap A Shape

We haven’t had this out yet this year. I thought we could have a go at creating a dragon with the shapes – of course lots of other pictures were created too. They loved it! Absolutely brilliant for their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Invitation to create pictures with Tap A Shape - great fine motor work!... from Rachel (",)

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Shape Pictures

… in the maths area…

I love seeing what they create with the shapes. Lovely mathematical language too!

Invitation to create pictures with shapes from Rachel (",)

… with magnetic shapes…

Magnetic shape play from Rachel (",)

…and on the light panel…

Laminated cellophane shapes with a few red glass pebbles…

Creating pictures with laminated cellophane shapes on the light panel - from Rachel (",)

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Counting Dragons

Counting dragons from Rachel (",)

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Discovery Table

I put out the mirror blocks, some small dragons and a few wooden eggs…

Dragons, mirror blocks and eggs from Rachel (",)

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Dragon Dough

Dragon dough from Rachel (",)

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Dragon Slime

Soap flakes with food colouring…

Fun with the 'dragon slime' (soap flakes and food colouring) from Rachel (",)

 

Dragons, Packaging and a Rope Light in the Construction Area

Dragons, packaging and a rope light in the construction area from Rachel (",)

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Dragons with the Stacking Rainbow

Love, love love the versatility of this rainbow!

Dragon play with the stacking rainbow from Rachel (",)

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OHP

They requested that the dragon silhouettes to be on here (previously seen in the Chinese New Year post)…

Dragons and coloured discs on the OHP from Rachel (",)

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Thanks for reading! 

Play dough dragon from Rachel (",)

 

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Independent Tap A Shape creations from Rachel (",)

 

– Rachel (“,)

 

2 Comments

  1. Love these ideas
    Do you put any other stimulus besides the books?
    Your children have been so creative but i know mine wouldn’t do anything like this
    Im wondering if there should be something else i should do x

    Reply
    • Hi May,
      All the areas are demonstrated with ‘possible things they might like to do’. We sit in a circle & some of the resources from the area are brought to the centre. I talk about them & demonstrate suggestions. Some take the ‘advice’, some don’t.
      Also, myself & my TA actually play in the areas with the children, rather than sitting at a table doing a directed activity. This makes a huge difference.
      – Rachel (“,)

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