Summer is upon us! I know lots of you will now have started your break, so I’m not sure how people will read this, but I haven’t finished yet, so sharing lots of play related to this time of year…
Summery Pictures on the Overhead Projector
Bee Inspired Finger Gym
Threading bee-inspired patterns…
Using fine motor skills to put bees onto the flower…
Invitation to Create Transient Art
So much beautiful work…
A beautiful sunshine…
How cute is this ‘bee’?!
One little girl spent absolutely ages creating a “flower, sunshine and sky picture”. She’s nearly 4, but not quite!… (There’s a video of her creating it on my Instagram page here, if you’d like to see it.)
The finished masterpiece… ❤️
Transient Art with Rocks, Stones and Pebbles
Oh how I love rocks! This lovely transient art was inspired by the book ‘Natural: Simple Land Art Through The Seasons’… fabulous book!
Someone else sorted through some of the rocks in the construction area to find ‘special ones’ to make a volcano with…
With my homemade bees (see this post for how I made them), lots of black and yellow and hexagons…
I have lots of buttons; we use them for so many things & they’re so cheap to pick up. These ones are beautiful!
Summery Citrus Soup
… with oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit in the water tray…
Small World Play
Birds, butterflies, frogs and people…
Summer-Inspired LED Box
For all the people asking, this box is from Ikea. We love it!
Dough & Loose Parts
We had my special lids with the dough too, but I forgot to bring the photos of them being used home…
Ladybirds on the Light Panel
Counting and pattern work (homemade ladybirds in this post)…
We didn’t actually use my glass pebble ladybirds and bees because I need to redo them (super old now), but I thought I’d share a photo of some of them in their ‘dilapidated’ state… 😉
Flower Pot Fun!
Very amusing, watching this flower pot ‘walk’ around the garden…
And don’t be fooled by the snake poking out of the top – it’s a ‘Spy Cam’! (See here for a video of it in action.)
Gross Motor Work on the Balance Ropes
Out they come again!
Sweeping Leaves and Flowers
The leaves were easier!!
Matching, blending and segmenting. We mostly do this orally, but those who are ready have learned the graphemes too…
A few old related posts…
Thanks for reading!
Still another week to go for us, but have a fabulous break if you’ve now finished for the summer!
Would love you to come & say hello! 🙂
– Rachel (“,)
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