So our first week back of 2018! Wow what a week! I must say I loved this weeks theme, the endless opportunities of ideas were so hard to resist.....
Sand, Shells, Seaweed, Fish Eggs, Playdough
Robo Fishing Game
Water Ocean Bags
Sensory Dark Den
I handmade all the edibles as I do every week and I must say that the Edible Sand and Edible Shells were my favourites! The robo Fishing game was also very popular!
As with all of my classes I like to cram as much into them as I can. All 5 senses are considered. We had Ocean waves music for sound, Ocean ripple projector lights in our dark den for sight (as well as everything else there) Lots of textures from rough to smooth and dry to wet for touch. Various tasting opportunities including the Seaweed strips which were definately popular! Our seaweed smelled salty and slightly fishy for our scent and we had scented bean bags in our dark den!
We use key words in our sessions too and along with our themes we try to colour co ordinate. Our ocean theme was naturally going to be blues and greens so we had lots of playdough and paint in those colours plus we added in a sandy colour for shells and sand.
So when I say I try to cram a lot into sessions, I really do!
Speech and Language
Gross motor skills
All of this plays a part in your childs development!
Of course it may seem like a lot but our classes are actually calm and tranquil. Our children come in and feel at ease very quickly and individual needs can be cateted for.
Its lovely to have such a mix of ages and abilities and I hope to see many of you for the Rainforest Class next week!
Pasta "Seaweed" "Fish Eggs" Tapioca
Edible Sand and Handmade Edible shells
Robo fish fishing game