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…
Starry Night Transient Art
I loved doing this with my class last year and wondered what this year’s children would create….
.These are just a few of the amazing pictures they made…
… loved this picture of a mummy…
Tracing Line Designs
Always a good one for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination…
Counting Stars on the Night Sky
An activity I’ve set up so many times before. It never fails to delight! Lots of lovely language around magnets too…
Silver Sensory Tray
I set this up in the water tray, originally on a piece of silver fabric…
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)…
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.
Alien, spaceship and rocket silhouettes for creating pictures and to encourage story telling…
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!
Cutlery Drainers and Nuts & Bolts
A couple of the girls fixed the pots together with the nuts and bolts…
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!)
And some on a really large canvas (this was SUPER popular!!). The larger size provides more opportunities…
Play Dough and Loose Parts
Starry Discovery Bottles
Thanks for reading and see you next week!
Would love you to come & say hello! 🙂
– Rachel (“,)