Delightful week at MonkeyMoos.


We started the week with an American celebration- Independence Day. The children were exploring landmarks of America and creating them using different resources, “how tall is the Empire State Building?” “I’ve been to America, how many days until I go again?” “How far away is America on an airplane?” These are all the types of inquisitive questions the children have been asking.

Independence Day!

Today has been full of red, white and blue! To start with we have made paper chain to see how long we could make them. We held our scissors โœ‚๏ธ safely and cut the paper into lots of strips before sticking them together and looping them all around.

As building is still an interest we having been using our building and imagination ๐Ÿ’ญ skills to build the Statue of Liberty ๐Ÿ—ฝ. With this we used big, small, and medium blocks as well as of all different shapes from squares, rectangles and triangles.

To help celebrate Independence Day we paint ๐ŸŽจ splashed in the tuff tray to make it all bright and colourful and turned it into a big bright colourful firework! ๐ŸŽ†

Another way we celebrated was by having a role play BBQ ๐Ÿ– with this we dressed our babies, made sure that their teeth ๐Ÿฆท was brushed and all ready to enjoy the party! Some of us helped prepare for the party by making hot dogs ๐ŸŒญ and burgers ๐Ÿ” out of play dough to join in with the fun.

Hawaii day & NHS birthday

The children have been practicing their colour matching skills by matching the coloured sorting objects to the coloured pots. The children named the colours and then worked together as a team to place them into the correct coloured pot . It was great to see the children working as a team problem soling ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸข๐ŸŸก๐ŸŸ ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง

We have also been celebrating the NHSโ€™s Birthday today by creating some amazing colourful NHS Rainbows ๐ŸŒˆ The children spoke about what it is the NHS do to help us and why we celebrate all their hard work. The children made some bright and beautiful pictures which I hope you enjoy at home ๐Ÿก ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ ๐Ÿง‘โ€โš•๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿ–

In the tray we have had a mini festival ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ๐ŸŽ‰ where the children played lots of different musical instruments. We played really loud while dancing with different coloured cloths to spread colour and excitement ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿฅ

Out side the nursery we had a great game of frisbee on the field . The children moved their whole bodies to move around each other to try catch the frisbee .

In the baby room they have been exploring the sea and sand tray . They babies loved the lovely textures between their fingers ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ–

Happy Friday๐Ÿฅฐ

Itโ€™s national strawberry sundae ๐Ÿงday today and we have loved making our very own sundaeโ€™s! We selected an ice cream cone ๐Ÿฆfrom the stand and added lots of soapy foam on top! We then used sprinkles๐Ÿฅ and strawberry๐Ÿ“ sauce to decorate them! We then fed them to our role play ๐ŸŽญbabies! 

Today we have also loved exploring a strawberry ๐Ÿ“water tray filled with red water๐Ÿ’ฆglitter and strawberry slices! We had lots of fun mixing ๐Ÿฅฃit all together and making lots of splashes in the sunshine!

On top of this today we have also had lots of fun singing ๐ŸŽถan ice cream ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฅsong whilst using the musical instruments! ๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽธ

Today the toddlers have enjoyed celebrating ๐Ÿฅณ Strawberry ๐Ÿ“ sundae day! The toddlers started off the morning in the garden ๐Ÿชด playing on an obstacle course and just running ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ around and playing on slide ๐Ÿ› as well as the bikes ๐Ÿšฒ. Later on when we came in from the garden ๐Ÿชด we did some activities. In the construction ๐Ÿฆบ ๐Ÿšง ๐Ÿ— room we played with puzzles ๐Ÿงฉ and cars ๐Ÿš™ and blocks ๐Ÿงฑ and the small world ๐ŸŒŽ animals ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฆญ. Then afterwards we went into the creative room where we did some sundae activities. On the far table our adult ๐Ÿ‘ฉ kindly printed out some images of some ice creams ๐Ÿฆ they were massive bigger than me! We used our fine motor skills to use the crayons ๐Ÿ– to colour in the ice creams we used all different colours! Then we moved on to the next activity which involved ice creams still but with numbers 1๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ3๏ธโƒฃ! We used our clever brain ๐Ÿง  to work out ๐Ÿ’ช what numbers make 10 for example 8 and 2! We used our fingers to count up to 10! We had so much fun ๐Ÿคฉ! Then we went into the roleplay room which is our favourite ๐Ÿคฉ room. We cut up ๐Ÿ†™ fruit ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‡๐ŸŠand popped it in the blender and we also made milkshakes. We then walked ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธover to the ice cream ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฆparlour where we served our friends lots of different flavours of ice cream ๐Ÿจ and toppings ranging from chocolate ๐Ÿซ, strawberry ๐Ÿ“, mint chocolate ๐Ÿซ chip, raspberry ripple and vanilla. They had lots of toppings to choose from ranging from a flake, wafer and hundreds and thousands as well as sauces such as raspberry and chocolate ๐Ÿซ.

The preschoolers had a wonderful day today celebrating ๐Ÿฅณ national strawberry ๐Ÿ“ sundae day ๐Ÿจ

In the tuff tray we made our own ice cream in a bag! We mixed all the ingredients ๐ŸงŠ๐Ÿง‚up and then sealed the bag๐Ÿ’ผ together and then used a tea towel to hold the bag๐Ÿ’ผ in our hands ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ and rub the ingredients together. Once we were finished we scooped the ice cream out with a spoon ๐Ÿฅ„ and placed it in a ice cream cone ๐Ÿฆ and added a strawberry ๐Ÿ“ on top! 

We also decorated our own ice creams ๐Ÿฆwe used colouring pencils โœ๏ธ and crayons ๐Ÿ– to create our own flavour ice cream ๐Ÿฆ we used our imagination ๐Ÿ’ญ and came up with some great ideas to show our adults ๐Ÿ˜€

We also did a ice cream ๐Ÿจmatching activity! We had ice cream cones set out on the table numbered 1-10 ๐Ÿ”Ÿ it was our job to place the ice cream with the same amount of sprinkles โœจ on that matched the ice cream cone ๐Ÿฆ

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