Spring is Here…

Spring is Here…

We’ve been enjoying some spring activities over the last couple of weeks. Here are some of our experiences…

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Counting Frogs

Lots of ‘Speckled Frogs’ fun with this 🙂

Counting frogs - from Rachel (",)

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Finger Gym Fun

Using fine motor skills to pick up ‘worms’. We’ve done this so many times before; it’s always popular.

Using fine motor skills to pick up 'worms' - from Rachel (",)

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Building for Birds

They really enjoyed this. I love adding mirrors to small construction – so much conversation about the reflections below…

Building for birds - from Rachel (",)

Building for birds - from Rachel (",)

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Spring World

Spring small world play - from Rachel (",)

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Counting on the OHP

Gel numbers and ‘egg’ shaped counters…

Gel numbers and 'egg' shaped counters on the OHP - from Rachel (",)

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Minibeasts on the Light Panel

Lots of storying here. They were really interested in the minibeasts…

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

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Bird Seed in the Water Tray

Fine motor work…

Fine motor play with bird seed - from Rachel (",)

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Simple Play Dough

Animals, dough, pebbles and plants…

Small world play with dough - from Rachel (",)

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Playing with Eggs

Playing with eggs - from Rachel (",)

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Spring Counting

Number recognition and counting with spring bunnies…

Number recognition and counting with spring bunnies - from Rachel (",)

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Counting Sheep

Counting sheep - from Rachel (",)

Baa Baa Black Sheep play - from Rachel (",)

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Invitation to Transfer Bird Seeds

My lovely friend picked up these fab measuring spoons from Aldi for me. Love them!

Invitation to transfer bird seeds- from Rachel (",)

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Invitation to Transfer Eggs

Invitation to transfer eggs - from Rachel (",)

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Fine Motor Work with Eggs & Chicks

Invitation to use fine motor skills to put chicks inside eggs – or the other way round!

Invitation to use fine motor skills to put chicks inside eggs (or the other way round) - from Rachel (",)

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Counting, Number Recognition and Writing Numbers

… in the Montessori Tray

Counting, number recognition and writing numbers in the Montessori Tray - from Rachel (",)

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Planting Beans

Fingers crossed that they grow – we want to plant them outdoors, but our flower beds are full of clay and cement, so the plan is to transfer these to pots. We’ll see!

Planting... from Rachel (",)

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Weeding and Cooking

After helping with a little weeding, some of the children decided to do some cooking…

Weeding leads to cooking... from Rachel (",)

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– Rachel (“,)

Building for the birds - from Rachel (",)

10 Comments

  1. Lots of really lovely ideas here Rachel,so attractive!Thanks as always for sharing.

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    • Ah, thank you, Alison! 🙂

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  2. Love your inspirations. Thanks for sharing. I’m pretty sure I have an entire section now just with your pins. Such beautiful provocations 🙂

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    • Oh thank you, Annelise! 🙂

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  3. Rachel,
    You are so inspiring to me. I wonder how often you switch things out at your table with the 3 joined mirrors?

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    • I have a few tables with 3 way mirrors (love them!).
      It depends really. Often every week, but sometimes the children are so engaged with the resources, I keep them out longer. They don’t usually stay for more than 2 weeks though. Sometimes I move the same resources to a different area, so that I can use the table for something else.

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  4. Thank you so much for the ideas. I have borrowed so many and I and my students are grateful for the fun activities you have shared.

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    • You are very welcome, Audrey! 🙂

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  5. Your provocations are always so inspiring and inviting. Thank you again for sharing. I love the spool like building resources in your last photos.Could you share where you got them? Thank you.

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    • Thank you! The wooden reels / spools were from eBay (UK)

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