What food – tastic week!


This week the children have been exploring not one but two national food days! To start with we had mousse day which involved the children exploring different flavours of mousse and getting messy with moussey activities. Next we had a yummy tasty pie day. This was exciting as the children got to create their own pie whether it was using arts and crafts or cooking them. To finish we had a very messy time, we had painting, we had big hunting in leaves and sticks and using our maths skills to thread the sting to numbers in order.

The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ today have had a lovely time. They have loved ๐Ÿฅฐ exploring a tasting tray filled with chocolate ๐Ÿซ angel ๐Ÿ˜‡ delight and squirty cream. They used spoons ๐Ÿฅ„ and their hands ๐Ÿ™Œ to pick up the angel ๐Ÿ˜‡ delight and cream placing it to their mouths ๐Ÿ‘„.
The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ then liked playing with a 5 little frogs ๐Ÿธ tray. They named the colour frogs ๐Ÿธ, blue ๐Ÿ”ต, green ๐ŸŸข and red ๐Ÿ”ด before using their pinch ๐Ÿค grasps to move the frogs ๐Ÿธ around the tray.
The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ have enjoyed having cuddles ๐Ÿฅฐ, reading some books ๐Ÿ“š and playing with the musical ๐ŸŽถ laptops ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป saying โ€œTaโ€.
We have had a fantastic ๐Ÿ‘day today in toddlers! We have been so excited and keen to explore our new role play room which has been turned into a Christmas post office! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ“ฎWe used our imaginationโœจto become post workers and sort all of the parcels in the shop! ๐Ÿ“ฆThis helped us to practice our maths knowledge ๐Ÿง through talking about different sizes! We also explored a literacy area where we could design ๐Ÿ–๏ธour own Christmas cards as well as write letters๐Ÿ“ using chalk and pens!๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ
Today we have also continued to explore our dinosaur๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿฆ– themed oat tray and today we added some spinach๐Ÿฅฌ leaves to it! This lead to a discussion about what dinosaurs like to eat!๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ
On top of this we have had lots of fun making our own teddy bears๐Ÿงธ out of junk modelling resources! We recycled boxes๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ and toilet rolls ๐Ÿงปtubes to cut and stick with scissors โœ‚๏ธ and glue!โœจ
Today in preschool creative ๐ŸŽจroom we have had so much fun ๐Ÿคฉ being scientist ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ”ฌ and doing experiments ๐Ÿงช. We found out how to make a volcano ๐ŸŒ‹ out of Coca-Cola and mentos, we opened up the Coca-Cola and started dropping in the mentos one by one, when we had enough the volcano ๐ŸŒ‹ started to erupt and Coca-Cola started to explode out the top of the bottle.
After preschool played with some tools ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ and tried to free the cotton wool from the ice ๐ŸงŠ. We used a few drivers to try and chizzle the ice off, we then used a hammer to break the ice ๐ŸงŠ, we also used a saw to cut the ice in half.
After a tiring morning making volcanos ๐ŸŒ‹ and freeing cotton wool we played with some goo made out of Angel delight, jelly , oats , flour and raisins. We all got messy feeling the different textures and the different smells from each ingredient.

Hope you have had a good day today.
This morning we went for a lovely walk. The children did well to hold on to their friends hands and walk nicely together. They went to the park and had lots of fun going on the swings, going down the slide and having a go on the roundabout. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ
As today is Pie day the children spent a lot in our sensory tuff tray theme which was letโ€™s make a mud pie. In the tray we had soil, sticks, leafs, bugs and different pots and pans. The children were very imagainative and made lots of pies for all their friends. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿฅง
In the messy room on the table the children enjoyed making their own baubles. They used different colour glitter and pencils to make a colourful bauble. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆโœ๏ธ. Also in the messy room in the tray the children enjoyed playing with the play dough to make the base for a pie. ๐Ÿฅง
This afternoon the children have been introduced to our friend buddy the Elf. Heโ€™s going to be here to play with the children and do lots of different Christmassy things. The children are very excited. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿง.
In the babies they have been very happy playing with lots of different things. The babies enjoyed going for a walk as well to the park and having a go on the swings and slide.
In their room they enjoyed playing with our blow up snowman. They kept giving our snowman lots of cuddles. ๐Ÿ‘ถ โ›„
Our babies also enjoyed playing in our sensory tiff tray. ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿคš

To start our day we had to get our brains working and to do this we practiced our counting skills. We used the string
to thread through the numbers in order one to 10. As we thread the string we counted in a big loud voice! ๐Ÿงต๐Ÿ”Ÿ

Next up we got create in the messy tray. We firstly listened to the book โ€œwhoโ€™s afraid of the dark?โ€œ We then spoke
about the different animal noises we can hear when itโ€™s night time. We then got our aprons at the ready and painted our
hands to create bats! ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ™Œ

As we love getting our hands covered in paint we used it do continue to paint our hands. As we ran out of paint we all
shouted โ€œblueโ€œ as it was the paint we wanted. We then painted our hands all blue and turned into Smurfโ€™s as we then
created lots and lots of handprints.๐Ÿ”ต๐Ÿ–Œโœ‹

Over in the tray the bugs were playing a game of hide and seek. We had to use our expert eyes and use the tick list to
tick off all the bugs we could see. We found a beetle, spider and a caterpillar. ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ›๐Ÿชฒ๐Ÿ•ท

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