Monday, 25 February 2013

LEARNING COLOURS AND SHAPES WITH PLAYDOUGH

This morning Little "R" brought playdough with her to share! The girls very quickly climbed up to the table and I gathered up the rolling pins and shape cutters. We all sat together and talked about the colours of the dough or the cutters and what shapes we were making.

Some of the shapes were quite tricky, like Pentagons and Hexagons. But some of the others, like the Oval were good ways to extend the girls curent shape knowledge without overwhelming them.


We made funny faces through some of the shapes!


Once the girls got the hang of rolling the dough (which I did still help with after they gave it a good go), they carefully cut out each shape and proudly held it up, telling me the shape name as they did so!


A bit more Peek 'a' Boo!


We made shapes to go on top of shapes! We used different colours! We counted how many of each shape we had made.


Some of the shapes became boats! Then they became see saws and little "R" pretended to put people on it and the rocked them back and forth while singing.  Then.... opppps... everyone fell off and had to be picked up and put back on. little, tiny imaginary people! It was lovely to watch!.



Today's play, meets the following EYFS Prime and specific areas
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional
  • Communication and Language
  • Expressive Art and Design


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