We set out the wooden spelling boards and letters. Little “R” is getting very good at running her finger over the letter indent and then finding the right piece to fit the hole just by sight. As she is looking, I use the letter name and sound. “Ohhh I wonder where the K is? K for Kangeroo, k k k”
We also used the instruments. These have now all been moved on to one shelf. The drums, a basket of instruments and a basket of nursery rhyme puppets to use as song prompts.
Little “L” has been very creative. She chose to do some drawing this morning and practised her drawing, cutting and sticking skills. This was her creation with no adult input what so ever. It is her Princess!
Brendan had a morning of Puppets. He made a rather clever shadow theatre with white sheets, torches, a table and a dark cover so that the shadows could be seen. I wish I had taken a picture. We all lay on the floor with our heads under a big blanket while he used torches and Star Trek space ships to tell us a story!
He then made a spoon puppet. This is the penguin he made.
We popped down to the play bus that visits the village every fortnight. The staff there are so lovely and welcoming. The older children did some Tree climbing just outside the bus and then came in to play Duplo. The girls enjoyed making a sticking picture and playing in the home corner.
When we got home we took a quick look at our Beans that are growing. This week is National Allotment week so we will be visiting our vegetables quite a bit over the next few days. We decided it was time to pick some of the beans so each child looked for a pink speckley pod and pulled them off!
We sat in the kitchen and took the beans from their pods. I remember sitting in the garden in the summer as a child with a big bowl of runner beans that needed to be shelled. I never liked the taste of them but I loved the job of shelling.
Little “E” asked Brendan to help him build a wooden Dinosaur that he found in the “I’m bored” box. Kenzie and I worked on one together as well. We did this while watching a film about Dinosaurs.
Kenzie and Little “E” asked for the Dinosaur toys out so very soon the afternoon was all about Dinosaurs!
“E” made a spoon puppet with me and chose to make a Penguin too.
Kenzie spent a good hour of the afternoon paying with Toothless. carrying him around on a cushion (apparently it was the Lizard express) and cuddling Kane, our dog!
“E”s finished puppet!
The boys put on a puppet show for Toothless while he rested under his blanket, because he was tired…… so I was told!
We used the Dinosaur stencils to draw Dinosaurs!
Kenzie made a snowman spoon puppet!
The boys found a couple of Dinosaur excavation kits in the “I’m bored” box and took them outside to do! These kits are very messy but great fun and do keep children occupied on the task for quite some time!
Brendan used the different colour plaster sections to make paint by adding a littl bit of water and grinding it in to a paste!
He then set about making cave paintings on the patio using the different shades of paint he had made. He had managed to make 3 colours from the different shades of plaster that had been in the kit.
Kenzie used old tea bags and water to make poisonous potions!
Brendan separated his paints in to different pots so that he could use them another day. He painted pictures on the fence.