COLOUR FUN!

We’ve had great fun discussing the colourful world around us this week! It’s been a time to reinforce our colour knowledge and explore colour through various art forms and craft…

Colour sorting sensory play and emergent reading fun…

The children had great fun balancing marbles and discussing all the beautiful colours and patterns inside them…

During the week we made sure there were plenty of small world sensory play opportunities..

And of course plenty of fun in the outdoor kitchen and loose part play with natural materials…

 

COLOUR FUN!

EASTER FUN

This week we’ve had a great time with our Easter theme! Beside the usual easter hunt and bunny excitement we had fun exploring texture, colour, music and plenty of movement…

The children had great fun with the easter templates on our felt board – there were bunnies, chicks, mother hen and plenty of easter eggs! As an easter provocation there was an easter landscape filled with basket nests and wooden eggs, scarves, “hidey” holes for eggs, easter bunny, spring animals and assorted loose parts. They spent hours hiding the eggs, sorting them, counting them and re-arranging the items creating their own space.

On the shelves there were plenty of little baskets with lids and wooden eggs and pebble owls to sort, count and explore. I made some felt “eggs” to manipulate the scarves inside – great for fine motor co-ordination. On the tables plenty of sorting trays and plastic eggs to fill with an assortment of different textured pom-poms.

Great bustle and creativity for all before the holidays filled with plenty of open-ended art opportunities, play and general easter excitement!

EASTER FUN

ACTIVITY – GIANT COLOUR ICE BALLS

Every one loves giant ice balls right?! I make ice balls a few times a year and adapt it to suit the theme or whatever is trending at play school! The children love water whatever the weather and this is a nice extra dimension that really gets the conversation flowing…

Items you need: balloons; food colouring; syringe; water; patience

For this batch our theme for the week had been colours. We had been having a stretch of particularly hot weather so the giant ice balls suited the occasion perfectly! The initial reaction had been delight coupled with a lot of shrieking and shivering – they were freezing! As the children got braver they held them, rolled them and passed them around – all the while chatting and expressing their findings. They loved holding them and studying the beautiful bubble designs.

As the ice balls started melting the colours started to mix and this provided a further opportunity to discuss the different colours and what was happening. For other themes I have frozen plastic insects, dinosaur fossils, glitter, beads etc. This is an activity that needs to be closely supervised.

ACTIVITY – GIANT COLOUR ICE BALLS