Birds & Spring

Birds & Spring

We’ve continued with our spring play this week. Birds have featured heavily as a result of all the observed interest in eggs. I didn’t share our Easter play pictures on here as I had a bit of a blog break, however I posted some on my Instagram account (and a couple on my Facebook page) – apologies if you’ve already seen them!

Some of the photos shared here are from last week and some are from before the Easter break…

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Easter-Related Activities

These are a few of the Easter-related activities we enjoyed before the holiday. I shared each of these pictures on Instagram.

A few Easter-related activities from Rachel (",)

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Fine Motor Activities

Bird activities on the Finger Gym from Rachel (",)

Posting feathers…

Posting feathers into colanders and a dish drainer from Rachel (",)

Using Tweezers to Pick Up (joke) Worms…

Using tweezers to pick up the (joke) worms from Rachel (",)

Threading Beads onto Feathers…

Threading beads on feathers from Rachel (",)

Threading feathers into Straws

Thanks to the fabulous creative_explorations on Instagram for this idea…

Threading feathers into straws from Rachel (",)

Scissor Patterns on Eggs…

Scissor cutting patterns on eggs from Rachel (",)

Sorting Spring-Coloured Pom-Poms

Fine motor play with Spring coloured pom-poms - from Rachel (",)

Pom-Poms and Silicone Egg Trays

Fine motor fun with egg trays, pom-poms, tweezers and a timer - from Rachel (",)

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Maths Fun

Frogs and chicks on the maths table from Rachel (",)

Chicks Sensory Bowl

Chicks sensory bowl from Rachel (",)

Frogs and Lily Pads

Counting, matching and playing with frogs (FREE printable) from Rachel (",)

You can download the lily pads here if you’d like a copy: Lily pads from Rachel (“,)

You could also use cheap craft frogs if you don’t have small world ones…

Craft frogs on a numbered lily pad (FREE printable) from Rachel (",)

Egg Puzzles

These are white in the document I made, but I printed them on coloured sugar paper. I printed them onto different coloured paper so that I could mix the colours up for the children who were more confident with counting/number recognition. Those who are still working on these skills were given the matching colour to make it simpler… 

Egg puzzles (FREE printable) from Rachel (",)

If you’d like a copy of the egg puzzles, you can download them here: Egg Activities from Rachel (“,) 

There are some blank numbered eggs as well as the puzzles in the document.

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Spring Table

Spring table from Rachel (",)

 

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Light Panel Play

Birds, reels and lolly sticks…

Birds, reels and lolly sticks on the light panel from Rachel (",)

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Play Dough Creations

Plain dough, feathers, buttons, matchsticks and googly eyes…

Play dough creations from Rachel (",)

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Sensory Play

Bird seed, feathers, bowls, spoons and scoops…

Sensory and fine motor play with bird seed, feathers, bowls, spoons and scoops - from Rachel (",)

Bird sensory bowl…

Bird sensory bowl from Rachel (",)

Creating Spring Gardens

Spring gardens from Rachel (",)

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OHP Play

I have some plain and patterned eggs on acetate sheets from a couple of years ago. We had these on the OHP for a short time…

Patterns on an egg shop on the OHP from Rachel (",)

… and then we enjoyed looking at minibeast shadows…

Minibeasts on the OHP from Rachel (",)

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Spring Small World

The children chose what they would like in this area. There was a mixture of chicks, rabbits, lambs, butterflies and fairies…

Spring world from Rachel (",)

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Transient Art

We talked about creating frogs, caterpillars and butterflies, but those who chose to do this activity made whatever they wanted…

Transient art creatures from Rachel (",)

The picture below made me smile…  it’s an ‘elephant with his coat on’! 😀

'An elephant with his coat on' shared by Rachel (",)

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Exploring Eggs

Exploring eggs from Rachel (",)

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Thanks for reading! 

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Would love you to come & say hello! 🙂 

– Rachel (“,)

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