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Threading

Today in Daisy room, the children have enjoyed developing their fine motor skills and hand eye coordination as they attempted threading. The children demonstrated focus as they really tried to feed the Cheerios onto the pipe cleaners. The younger children enjoyed exploring the cereal whilst the older ones began to use their index fingers and thumbs to grasp the Cheerios before putting them onto the pipe cleaners.

Tinned tomato play

On Monday we enjoyed tinned tomato play in Daisy room. The children were a little unsure of this new sensory tray at first but soon got involved and enjoyed feeling the texture of the tomatoes as they played.

Mini beasts

This week in Tulips we have explored Mini Beasts following on from there being lots more around nurseryWe have taken part in a variety of activities which included Spider biscuit makingMaking bug habitats using our everyday resources Ice and jelly play rescuing bugs that are frozenWe made edible worm pies for our pudding Painting bugs using different techniques We have had a different bug story everydayWe are very excited to be waiting for our caterpillars to arrive so we can watch them turn into butterflies

Edible slime

On Thursday we had great fun exploring edible slime/play dough in Daisy Room. The children were a little unsure at first as it did appear very sticky and stretchy but they soon got into it and enjoyed squeezing and squashing the dough. Also, it was perfect for the little ones as it was completely edible so no nasty ingredients if they were to put it into their mouths! A mixture of marshmallows and cornflour (plus a little amount of vegetable oil to help the marshmallows melt) and a splash of food colouring.

Ice colouring

We have loved making marks with coloured ice today in Daisy room. I added different food colouring to water and made a lot of different shaped ice cubes before letting the children make marks. The children really enjoyed seeing the colours come out of the ice and some of the older ones even came out with words such as “cold” as they played.

Threading

Today in Daisy room, the children have enjoyed developing their fine motor skills and hand eye coordination as they attempted threading. The children demonstrated focus as they really tried to feed the Cheerios onto the pipe cleaners. The younger children enjoyed exploring the cereal whilst the older ones began to use their index fingers and thumbs to grasp the Cheerios before putting them onto the pipe cleaners.

String painting

On Tuesday in Daisy room the children really enjoyed string painting with Katie. The children imitated the actions of Katie as she dipped the string into the paint before placing it onto the card. The children then pulled the string off of the card to see the paint left underneath. They also getting their hands messy as they explored the paint.

Tinned tomato play

On Monday we enjoyed tinned tomato play in Daisy room. The children were a little unsure of this new sensory tray at first but soon got involved and enjoyed feeling the texture of the tomatoes as they played.

England

Today we celebrated England! There has been so much excitement about the football recently and our amazing football team that got to the final that we thought we would base our activities on this today. We had an England sensory tray for the children to explore and we made our own England flags using finger paints. I put tape onto the card to create a cross shape before allowing the children to use their hands to make marks in the red sparkly paint. Once it was dry I peeled off the tape to reveal the England flag. The children have really enjoyed these activities.

Painting

Bluebell room have done body painting this morning! the babies had lots of fun making marks with their hands and with the brushes!