Monday, 29 December 2014

PARTY TIME!!


PARTY TIME!! Pre Christmas fun and socialising with good friends!




Silly selfies!



Father Christmas came with prezzies!




Never let kids get hold of your camera!



Hope you all had a great Christmas and have a fabby New Year!

MAKING SNOWMAN CARDS!

I thought I should catch up with some of my Christmas posts as I have been a bit slack.  We have been enjoying some great crafts, which the after school children have been making the most of as well. We used a snowman template from one of the craft supply companies and then I added a table for of materials, stickers, glue and scissors.


Even sleepy toddlers had a go!


Little "R" and "E" went for a traditional snowman looks for theirs. While little "M" used a more "surreal" style!





Today's play, meets the following EYFS Prime and specific areas:
  • Communication and Language
  • Expressive Art and Design
  • Physical Development

Thursday, 11 December 2014

HOW TO MAKE......... CHRISTMAS ORANGE DECORATIONS!



You will need: 
  • Large oranges
  • Christmas ribbons
  • cloves
  • knife to make wholes in the orange skin.

This activity is fantastic for introducing language around our senses, especially the sense of smell. 

Use the end of a sharp knife to make small holes in the orange skin and then offer the orange and the cloves to the children. Ask them to see if they can push the cloves in to the holes! The youngest to try this  activity and manage it in my setting was 19 months old and it was a great activity to help her with her fine motor skills and pincer grasp.




Some of the children tried to place the cloves in a more structured way. Little "L" said she was making a face on hers!


We talked about the different smells and how they reminded us that Christmas is nearly here!
The children sniffed the orange and the cloves and to9ld us if they liked the smells.


Finish the decoration off by asking the children to chose a ribbon and then wrap it around the orange to create a lovely effect and a loop to hang it from.

Next steps: 
  • Peal the orange and taste it. Use descriptive words such as sweet, juicy and sticky.
  • Use an oasis block, pumpkin or polystyrene block to hammer gold tees in to.
  • Thread beads on to strings or pipe cleaners.

Today's play, meets the following EYFS Prime and specific areas:
  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development

HOW TO MAKE........ A PAPER PLATE WREATH!

This is a really simple activity and a great way to use some of the crafting materials that always seem to be left over. This is also an activity that many ages can take part in, enjoy and achieve with little help.

You will need: 
  • Paper plates with the middles cut out
  • Christmas stickers, foam shapes and other glittery items
  • Glue sticks
  • Ribbons, pipe cleaners, cut out pictures from magazines and old Christmas cards



The idea is very simple and each wreath has its own look. Although this is an "Organised" craft you do not end up with lots of identical looking finished items. The children choose what they want to add to the wreath, Provide lots to choose from and they will really enjoy sorting through it all to fid just the right piece for their art!



You could offer old Christmas cards and scissors to older children and let them practice their cutting skills. They can choose and cut the bits that they want to add for themselves.




Today's play, meets the following EYFS Prime and specific areas:
  • Communication and Language
  • Expressive Art and Design
  • Physical Development

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