A week of adventures and fun at MonkeyMoos this week.

27/03/2023

We have had another fun-filled week of exploring and new experiences this week at MonkeyMoos. All of our sites enjoyed Taco Tuesday where the children were able to create their own taco’s and also explore what it is like to run a Mexican restaurant too and take everybody’s orders. We have also been exploring the joys of spring. Whilst the weather may be slightly crazy, we have been noticing the flowers in our outdoor spaces so have been enjoying so life drawings of flowers this week. We are very pleased to announce that Winklebury raised ยฃ300 for Comic Relief last week also! Great job guys. Don’t forget to change your clocks at the weekend too guys, we are springing forward!

Let Spring Begin!!!!

The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ have had a lovely day joining in with some spring ๐ŸŒธ activities. 

They firstly liked getting creative by painting ๐ŸŽจ some spring ๐ŸŒธ animals ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฐusing different pastel coloured paint ๐ŸŽจ. The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ picked up the paintbrushes ๐Ÿ–Œ and moved them across the pictures of animals, they made the chicks ๐Ÿฅ and bunnies ๐Ÿฐ all colourful. 

The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ then liked doing some sticking on some bumble bees ๐Ÿ using black, yellow and orange bits of tissue paper ๐Ÿ“„. They even got a bit of glue stuck on their fingers which was a bit confusing! 

The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ also have liked playing with the cars ๐Ÿš˜ and diggers pushing them along our car ๐Ÿš˜ mat. โ€œBeep beepโ€.

The toddlers today had such an amazing ๐Ÿคฉ day doing all sorts of spring ๐ŸŒคinspired activities ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’! 

In the creative room ๐ŸŽจ the toddlers played in the super fun ๐Ÿคฉ and creative ๐Ÿ–Œ tuff tray! The toddlers got to decorate their own wreath ๐Ÿ’to hang ๐ŸŽ€ up on display. They used yellow ๐ŸŸก paint and glue to stick different coloured flowers ๐ŸŒธ ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ and leafs ๐Ÿƒaround the wreath. 

In the role ๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘˜ play room the toddlers used their imagination ๐Ÿ’ญ to colour in the flowers ๐ŸŒธ. The toddlers used paint ๐ŸŽจ markers ๐Ÿ–Što dab and slide colours over the drawn โœ๏ธ flowers ๐ŸŒธ . The toddlers had so much fun ๐Ÿคฉ seeing all the different colours ๐ŸŸฃ๐Ÿ”ต๐ŸŸข๐ŸŸก mix together and to see their once boring ๐Ÿ˜’ flowers pop๐Ÿ˜ with colour! 

Lastly also in the role play ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘” room the toddlers played in the sand tray! Inside the sand tray the toddlers got to make their own flowers ๐ŸŒบ . The had pots ๐Ÿชด, leafs ๐Ÿƒ , the stems๐ŸŽ‹ and the pretty flowers๐ŸŒผ to make into their own flower๐ŸŒป. The toddlers loved ๐Ÿ˜the feel of the sand and really enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚sprinkling it over the flowers ๐Ÿ’.

The preschoolers had lots of fun today taking part in lots of spring activities๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒฑ

In the creative room we made our own hand print daffodils๐ŸŒผ to add to our spring display board. We used orange ๐ŸŠ and yellow๐Ÿ’› paint and we dipped our hands in it so we could create our own hand prints ๐Ÿซฑin a circle to create a daffodil ๐ŸŒผ then we used either green lolly pop sticks or green pipe cleaners for the stem๐ŸŒฑ

We also created our own farm๐Ÿทout of the small world Animals ๐Ÿฑand people ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿผon the tray was the lyrics to old Mac Donald had a farm ๐Ÿ“so we were able to sing ๐ŸŽถ too! There was lots of farm animals๐Ÿฎ to play with we had lots of saying the different animals noises too๐Ÿด

In circle time we read a new book๐Ÿ“š this book helped us with the alphabet๐Ÿ”ก we showed good listening ๐Ÿ‘‚ and sat correctly on the carpet! We recognised lots of different letters๐Ÿ”ก and learnt some new ones too๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ’Spring is here!๐Ÿ’

Daffodil station! Some of the children gathered around the tuff tray to show off their creative side. An adult had set up different tools such as: paper, paint, paint brushes, pencils, glue, tissue paper, flowers and cupcake cases for the children to use to create their very own daffodils. Once, all the daffodils were created, the children liked smelling the flowers and walking around the room holding a bunch of daffodils like a bouquet!๐Ÿ’

Name writingโœ๐ŸผFor morning group time, the preschoolers focused on their writing skills with an adult. The adult set out two white boards with a pen beside each one for the children to practice with. The preschoolers were eager to have a turn by sitting down in a circle and waiting for the adult to ask them if they would like to write their name with or without dots. Each child were able to write their names in the correct form by writing independently or following dots to join up the letters of their names!

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพGardening time!๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ Outside, our gardeners took it in turns to see if any vegetables or flowers had started to grow through the soil. Next, the children moved on to digging up different bugs and insects to move over to the safety of the bug city before finding them food such as leaves, wood chips and mud!๐Ÿ›๐Ÿž

Time for pizza with a twist! For snack today, the Monkey Mooers made their own pizzas using rice cakes as the base. They all took it in turns to scoop up tomato purรฉe and spread it over the pizza base before adding their cheesy topping and eating it all up!๐Ÿ•

Happy Wednesday,

Hope you have had a great day.

Today is National world water day ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐ŸŒ
On our sensory tuff tray it was filled with water. The tray was a floating and sinking activity. We asked the children which things in the tray will sink and which will float. The children did really well to choose the correct things. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿšค

In the messy room the children enjoyed cleaning and hanging up the washing. In the tray it was filled with soapy water and clothes. The children loved hanging up the washing and said โ€œ Iโ€™m just like my mummy and my daddyโ€. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿงผ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿฉณ๐Ÿ‘–

On the table the children enjoyed making tooth brush painting pictures. They used a tooth brush and using the brush side they made marks on the paper. ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿชฅ๐Ÿ—’

Babies have just had as much fun in water activities as the older children have.
They had so much fun splashing in their water tray. It had lots of different pouring things for them to play with. ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿชฃ

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