This week we have had a lovely slow week at home just resting and taking things easy after our busy holiday last week. It was nice to get back to our normal thing!
We started the week with some kinetic sand play. I purchased these turtle life cycle figurines a few months ago ready to bring them out after our holiday. Listening to the girls play I realised just how much they had taken in from listening to the guides when we had been to see the turtles. I heard Miss 3 referring to the ‘egg chamber’ and telling Miss 5 this was a ‘loggerhead turtle’. They acted out exactly what we had seen. This is how play-based learning happens. They further consolidate their experiences and learning through play.
A loggerhead turtle by Miss 5.
During project time this week the girls worked on sculptures. Miss 3 made a dinosaur, while Miss 5 made a turtle.
Working with a new material. Do you know what it is? This was a lot of fun and turned out really great so I’m going to show you more about it in another post.
More art. I think after being away they really missed their art. They usually paint every day.
We got out some hand-me-down stamps and did some big painting outside.
Miss 3 has always loved to paint with black. I hear some people don’t allow children to use black but I can’t see why. It’s so strong and satisfying for little people to paint with.
Never far behind, the baby girl covered herself in paint from head to toe.
Miss 5 was straight back to loose parts creations ‘for the fairies’.
She’s always making symmetrical patterns on the mat.
The girls received a letter from their Aunty…
Miss 5 got straight to work on a reply.
Miss 5 has known how to play naughts and crosses for a while but this weekend she really got it. We had family staying and she was challenging everyone to games.
P.S. I love that little hand in the corner, never far from the action.
There was also some connect 4 happening!
Finally, the play room shelves got a bit of a change up, to better reflect the girls current interests. The human body shelf was packed away, and things were reshuffled. We now have space for a turtle area, dinosaur area, and a shelf for our Little Passports materials.
That’s it for this week. I’d love you to leave me a comment and let me know you were here! What have you been learning?