Christmas activities!

We’ve enjoyed exploring more Christmassy activities this week.The sprouts have been a huge success, so many children used their fine motor skills to pull them from the stalk. They also used scissors, knives and their fingers to explore the leaves.Snow dough was also a hit! (2 parts cornflour to 1 part conditioner). A couple of … More Christmas activities!

Exploring our garden

As always we’ve loved exploring our garden this week. It’s important that we’re out having fun in all kinds of weather! Using the balance beam is tricky but we’ve had so many proud moments from children who’ve accomplished their goal of using it independently. We also bring the outside inside, the sand being inside means … More Exploring our garden

Exploring!

It’s been a week of exploring. This week we’ve set up the big paper on the floor which allows children to use different muscles when drawing, it also gives them a bigger space to create and the opportunity to collaborate with peers. We’ve loved being hairdressers this week, we have a lovely styling head the … More Exploring!

Our sparkly week…

This week we’ve enjoyed exploring sparkly things leading up to bonfire night! We’ve used tweezers to pick up glittery pom-poms, it’s very important to get these muscles working as they help with our early writing skills. We’ve also mark maked using glittery salt and wooden sticks. It’s important that children have different areas to mark … More Our sparkly week…

Messy play

This week we’ve loved getting messy, if you can’t get messy at nursery then where can you get messy! We hid spiders in our shaving foam web and laid out tweezers to try and rescue them, of course putting our hands in the foam was much more fun. We also set out a tray with paint and … More Messy play

Autumn!

Autumn made an appearance this week and it allowed us to create lots of autumn fun for the children. We had a tray full of autumn squashes, leaves, conkers and acorns. We used magnifying glasses to look at the details, used tweezers and scoops to pick them up (which uses all the muscles we need to … More Autumn!