This month we have been testing out senses to the max! We have explored so many textures from Jelly to smelly slime. The children have loved using their gross motor skills to stir the jelly with spoons and folks. We have especially chosen spoons so that they children become familiar with holding spoons to encourage them being used at meal times. The children have also been expressing themselves
Ladybirds and Butterflies
Our ladybirds and butterflies have been very busy having fun this month. Our book of the month has been “Goldilocks and the 3 bears”. The children have absolutely loved this book! They have been joining in with the story, repeating missing phases the children have loved signing our 3 bear song and joining in with the actions. As a follow on activity we all made our own porridge for snack time and added in our own choice of toppings.
The children have been using their imagination with play dough. It’s amazing what you can make, we have had ham and cheese sandwiches, birthday cake, castles and even power liners to power the castle. We extended the children’s learning by letting them use the play dough in the home corner so they can make and mould their own foods, having their own ideas.
Why don’t you use our simple play dough recipe at home? All you need is
Play dough on the hob
½ cup of salt
1 cup of plain flour
2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon of oil
3 drops of liquid food colouring
How to make
Mix all of the ingredients together in a sauce pan.
Stir over heat until dough is pliable
Allow to cool and store in a plastic bag or container