I wasn’t going to post our ‘getting to know each other’ activities as I’ve repeated so many of the things I’ve posted before, but I feel like I haven’t blogged for ages so I’ve decided to anyway. Sorry for the repetition – they are new to the children, but not to me!
We haven’t actually done this before, so this one is a new share! Not my idea, it’s inspired by many, many posts I’ve seen on Instagram. A very simple idea, just laminated facial features that the children used to create faces. They thought this was hilarious…
Adding the features to our own faces was fun too!
Emoticon Play Dough
Great for talking about feelings too!
Transient Art Faces
I’ve done this every year for years and years now. There are always new designs though and they make me smile every time!
We also moved them to a new location and had the same resources with empty frames…
Learning Resources very kindly sent me these ‘All About Me Family Counters‘. They arrived this week, so we have only tried them on the overhead projector so far, but the children have really enjoyed playing with them…
Early days with the mini bricks and blocks! I look forward to watching them ‘grow’ as they become more familiar with the resources…
We moved them to a table after there was a bit of a ‘crowd’ all trying to build at once…
Patterns and Counting with People
Faces on the Light Panel
Another activity I’ve done many times before. Still, new to the children!
Skin Coloured Paint
I’m not a fan of children all producing the same artwork as I feel process is far more important than product, but this wasn’t actually about the product. This was about having the opportunity to talk about skin colour and how we are all different and they actually really enjoyed producing a handprint (a few had never done it before!)…
Shapes on the OHP
They are just getting to know the overhead projector, as they haven’t experienced one before. We had the laminated cellophane shapes on there. When the adults played with them, they created pictures, but without the adults, they just enjoyed exploring the colours…
I just had to share this fabulous building that one of the boys did with our small (real) bricks from Newby Leisure – he made a cheeky monkey! 🙂
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– Rachel (“,)