Tuesday 6 November 2012

A Little More Nature on Tueaday

It was very exciting this morning to see our beans, sprouts and carrots all growing so well. Not as fast as Jack and the Beanstalk but fast enough to create a lot of delight. Today I put out some brown paper, leaves, twigs, pebbles and gumnuts with some paint and cotton buds. I gave no instruction to the children and the first to the table didn't paint, but rather used the nuts and pebbles as characters and asked each other "Who do you want to be?" The next children to the table painted on the paper and then others mixed the colours and painted with sticks and also cotton buds. We realised that pebbles become VERY slippery when covered in a layer of paint. We are going to keep our creations to use for a variety of different things, from counting, sorting and for props in the block area.

Nuts, leaves, pebbles and sticks.

The finished products. Now we can use them in a number of different play and learning situations.

Our sprouts: Week 1

Our beans: Week 1

We had a good look at the parts of our bean and painted it.

A variety of insects on the light table to sort and investigate.

Yellow playdough, a variety of leaves, nuts and sticks.

Look at our playdough creations!

Discovery tray with pebbles, plants, large insects and lawn. The children loved playing with these and it stimulated a lot of play. The plants looked a little worse for wear after the giant  insects had landed on them several times!

Happy Tuesday!

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