High in the Sky

High in the Sky

Sorry for the post delay – I was renewing my paediatric first aid training at the end of last week, which meant I didn’t have chance to organise my photos. Lots of sky play around rockets and ‘space’ and a bit of an interest in the story ‘Katie and the Starry Night’ before the holiday led me to planning a few opportunities loosely linked with this.

Here are some of the things we’ve enjoyed over the last couple of weeks…

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Starry Night Transient Art

I loved doing this with my class last year and wondered what this year’s children would create….

Invitation to create Starry Night pictures - from Rachel (",)

.These are just a few of the amazing pictures they made…

Starry Night transient art - from Rachel (",)

… loved this picture of a mummy…

'My Mummy' - from Rachel (",)

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Tracing Line Designs

Always a good one for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination…

Tracing line designs with loose parts - from Rachel (",)

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Counting Stars on the Night Sky

Counting stars - from Rachel (",)

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Counting Aliens

Counting aliens - from Rachel (",)

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Robot Play

An activity I’ve set up so many times before. It never fails to delight! Lots of lovely language around magnets too…

Magnetic robots from Rachel (",)

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Silver Sensory Tray

I set this up in the water tray, originally on a piece of silver fabric…

Silver sensory tray from Rachel (",)

But I decided that as the fabric was loose, it would end up getting tangled with the loose parts, so I replaced it with silver foil (tricky to get a photo of this though)…

Silver sensory tray from Rachel (",)

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Building on the Light Panel

We love the magnatiles! The colours are highlighted on the light panel and building on a ‘platform’ adds a new dimension for the children.

Magnatiles on the light panel - from Rachel (",)

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OHP Play

Alien, spaceship and rocket silhouettes for creating pictures and to encourage story telling…

Aliens, spaceships and rockets on the OHP - from Rachel (",)

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Small World Moon Play

I’ve done a version of this so many times before. Lots of recycled materials (packaging, egg-boxes and tins) with astronauts. They love it!

Moon small world area from Rachel (",)

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Cutlery Drainers and Nuts & Bolts 

Cutlery drainers and nuts & bolts - from Rachel (",)

A couple of the girls fixed the pots together with the nuts and bolts…

Fixing cutlery drainers together with nuts and bolts - from Rachel (",)

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Reversible Sequin Mark Making Frame

The children played with this before the Christmas holidays, but I left it out for when we came back. I got the idea from Hello Giggles – it was widely shared on Facebook and spurned lots of fabulous copies. Although you can’t really make curved shapes (as the sequins just go forwards/backwards, left/right), it’s fab for mark making. So tactile!

I put some in a frame (sorry the photos aren’t very good!)

Mermaid fabric in a frame - from Rachel (",)

And some on a really large canvas (this was SUPER popular!!). The larger size provides more opportunities…

Mermaid fabric on a large canvas - from Rachel (",)

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Transferring Stars

Transferring stars - from Rachel (",)

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Play Dough and Loose Parts 

Play dough and loose parts - from Rachel (",)

Play dough and loose parts - from Rachel (",)

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Starry Discovery Bottles

Starry discovery bottles from Rachel (",)

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Thanks for reading and see you next week!

A rainbow rocket - from Rachel (",)

 A rainbow rocket!

 

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– Rachel (“,)

Cleaning the rockets from Rachel (",)

2 Comments

  1. Thanks again for sharing your great ideas. Love the cutlery drainer idea. Where did you get the space silhouette patterns from – they look great.

    Reply
    • Thanks, Carissa!
      I just searched on Google for the images 🙂

      Reply

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