Spring Play

Spring Play

Spring arrived! It seemed like winter for a long time! Our previous egg play naturally lead to some spring-related activities. Here are a few of them…

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Farm Small World Play 

The free carpet samples I have are perfect to use as ‘fields’…

Farm small world play from Rachel (",)

Small world farm play - from Rachel (",)

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Spring Flowers in the Water Tray

Spring flowers in the water tray - from Rachel (",)

They changed the colour of the water…

Flowers in water - from Rachel (",)

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Pipe Cleaners and Beads

… in plant pots – we thought they looked a little like flowers. Threading the beads this way was much trickier than it looks!!

Fine motor work with beads, pipe cleaners and plant pots - from Rachel (",)

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Exploring Seeds

It took about 5 minutes for these to be everywhere!

Sorting and scooping seeds - from Rachel (",)

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Transient Art

… with a few spring-related loose parts…

Transient art with spring-inspired loose parts - from Rachel (",)

Nests too!

Making a Nest - from Rachel (",)

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Flowers on the Light Panel

I haven’t put these on the light panel before – they looked really pretty.

Decorating flowers at the light panel - from Rachel (",)

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Counting Frogs

I’ve done this a few times before. A lovely way to reinforce counting forwards and backwards as well as singing a favourite song…

Frog play (FREE numbered lily pads) - from Rachel (",)

The lily pads are FREE to download from this post.

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Number and Pattern Play with Sheep 

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‘Frogspawn’

My friend told me about these Basil Seeds – add water and they look like frogspawn. How fab!

Basil seeds in water look like frogspawn... from Rachel (",)

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Minibeasts on the OHP

… with sticks and blossom-coloured discs…

Minibeasts on the OHP - from Rachel (",)

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Spring Coloured Loose Parts

Spring coloured loose parts - from Rachel (",)

As they were so popular, I bought in my other Grapat pieces and Grimm’s friends and moved them to the Finger Gym. I added some farm counters too, which I’m not a big fan of, but they were useful in this case…

Playing with and sorting colourful farm counters m Grimm's friends and Grapat resources - from Rachel (",)

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Frogs and Dough

Frogs and dough - from Rachel (",)

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Exploring Life Cycles

Exploring life cycles - from Rachel (",)

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Story Telling with Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Stones

Story telling with Very Hungry Caterpillar story stones - from Rachel (",)

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Very Hungry Caterpillar Sewing Cards

Threading Very Hungry Caterpillar sewing cards - from Rachel (",)

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Planting Seeds

Planting beans - from Rachel (",)

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Montessori Tray

Montessori tray - from Rachel (",)

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Gingerbread Peg People

I just had to share these beautiful peg people – kindly sent to me by Emma from The Story Spoon Company. Aren’t they gorgeous! I love the personalised bag too! Take a look at her site, she creates lots of other gorgeous peg dolls and resources! ❤

Gingerbread Peg People from The Story Spoon Company - shared by Rachel (",)

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Signs in the Construction Area

The boys continue to make signs around the construction area. Can you see that one has had a try at writing ‘stop’? He didn’t want anyone to go into the area! 😉

Signs in the construction area - from Rachel (",)

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Thanks for reading! 

Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend, if you have one!

Rabbits clothes - from Rachel (",)

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Would love you to come & say hello! 🙂 

– Rachel (“,)

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8 Comments

  1. Fabulous ideas as always!!!! Love the lambs and frogspawn especially- where did you get those from?

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    • The lambs were from Tesco or Sainsbury’s last year (or a couple of years ago?) and the basil seeds were from Amazon 🙂

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  2. Awesome ideas!! Wondering where you got the flower shapes for the light table?

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    • They are scarf hangers (I just removed the hooks) that I found in a charity shop. Perhaps you would be able to find them on Amazon or eBay?

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  3. Is the story elements board you are using with the Hungry Caterpillar Storytelling something you created or found elsewhere?

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    • It’s from ‘Tales Toolkit’ – fabulous resource. It’ll come up in a Google search 🙂

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  4. Amazing as always! Did you make your own playdough? If so, how did you get such a vibrant colour?

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    • We mostly use Wilton gel colourings to colour the dough 🙂

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