We have been making lots of food this week as well, some of the children got to make a pizza using breakfast muffins, and some made ginger cake! Both looked amazing, none for Joe this time though, unfortunately.
The children have been interested in different textures this week, so we’ve made sure that we’ve had lots of different materials and other interesting things out that they can explore using their fingers. We’ve had pasta and spaghetti, rice and lentils, shaving foam, a large tray of bubble mixture, flour (that got messy) all different ways to get the children talking about, and experiencing texture.
Lots of the children have enjoyed the Hungry Caterpillar story again this week, along with the Bear Hunt story, too. The younger children have been using our hand painted story stones to retell the Bear Hunt story. Each stone has a key point or character from the book. By the end of the week, the children could tell the story without much involvement from the adults. It’s a firm favourite.
The preschool children have been looking at More and Less in their circle time, using many different objects to demonstrate the difference. Maybe at home, you could use this language during your time together, such at tea time, looking who has more on their plate, for example.
Shapes have been something of interest this week, too. We’ve been using shape counters that can be used to make pictures with, and also noticing shapes in the environment. The children will notice that their sandwich is cut in a certain shape, or the shape of their plate. It is a fun game to play when out and about, playing eye spy for shapes.
Hannah played a game outside using numbered jigsaw pieces that were hidden throughout the garden and field. The children then came back to put the whole thing together, great for number recognition and special awareness.