Don't forget - you can use the ideas and resources in your Home Learning packs (collected from school, and available to download on the web pages) to keep you busy during the Summer Holidays too!
Summer is a wonderful time of the year – it’s warm (most of the time!), we get to enjoy ice-cream and lollies, and there are lots of beautiful flowers and creatures buzzing around!
I would love to see your summery pictures, paintings, models or whatever else you would like to create to celebrate summer!
If you fancy getting messy – shaving foam could be a fun one for this.
I think I would make a shaving foam ice cream 🍦,
or even a shaving foam rainbow by adding paints and swirling it around!🌈
I would love to see what you come up with!
Have fun creating your pictures, and don't forget to show us what you have been up to on the Class Blog!
We have also put together lots of other Arty, Crafty, and Sensory ideas you can try at home! It is available in the Home Learning Pack, collected from school, and available to download below!
Most of us in Nursery love to play in the water tray. We love splishing and splashing in the water, and getting sopping wet!
This is super easy to recreate at home – especially if you have a bath or paddling pool! (Don’t worry if you don’t! A washing up bowl works just as well too!)
In Nursery, we usually colour the water with a few drops of food colouring, or even just pop a little bit of bubble bath in there and let the children froth it up into lots and lots (and lots and lots) of bubbles!
Try to put some different objects in the water while you play.
What do you notice about them?
Do some of them stay at the top, but others fall to the bottom?
The one that stay on the top float and the ones that fall to the bottom sink.
Can you find other toys or objects that float or sink?
Can you guess if something will float or sink before you put it in the water?
(Make sure you check with your grown-up before you put something in the water – not all toys can go in there!)
I have also uploaded some other ideas you can try at home (this was also printed in the Home Learning Pack, collected from school each Monday)!
As always, let us know how you get on at home on the Class Blog!
Make your own Glitter/Galaxy Sensory Bottle!
We love to watch the glittery, swirly, calming bottle that Mrs Colman keeps on her desk!
Sometimes, we watch it when we need to take a minute to calm ourselves down, but sometimes we just like to shake it up as much as we can and watch the glitter swirl around!
Miss Bailey thought she would share the instructions for how to make your own!
It’s linked just below, and there is a copy of the instructions in the Resource Pack collected from school on Monday.
You can put anything you like inside – there is glitter in the ones in Nursery, but you can put small buttons in, shells you might have found at the beach, jewels or sequins, small toys; like dinosaurs, for example. If it fits in the bottle or jar you decide to use, it will probably work!
I hope you have fun making your sensory bottle!
We would love to see what you make – don’t forget to upload your pictures to the Class Blog!
If you need more ideas for calming down - check out the ideas in the Zen Zone!
On Monday, we heard the story of The Rainbow Fish, with his beautiful shiny scales.
Can you create your own version of the Rainbow Fish?
Think about things you might like to share with others, as you create your Rainbow Fish.
I have included some templates you could print to use (There are also some in the Home Learning Pack, which can be collected from school).
Of course, if you’re feeling particularly creative, have a go at drawing your own!
What can you include to make the super shiny scales?
You might want to have a go at collage, using some things you have around the house (I find that sweetie wrappers are great for adding colour and texture to a collage!)
Maybe you can have a go at painting your Rainbow Fish, mixing the colours and exploring what happens to them.
While you create your Rainbow Fish, think about all of the ways you can share and be kind, and think about how it can make people feel.
The only limit is your imagination!
In Nursery, we love playing with playdough – but we like making our own even more!
We even have our very own Perfect Playdough Recipe, that we use to make our own.
I will share it below, but please be very careful and only make it with grown-up help. It can be very hot!
(If you have your own playdough at home you can use that too – of course!)
Once you have your playdough, have a think about what you can make with it.
Can you make the characters of one of your favourite stories?
What about a model of something you can see in your house or garden?
Maybe you can make a scary monster!
Don’t forget to take a picture and tell us about your creation on the Class Blog page!
We LOVE being creative (and getting messy!), so I thought I would set you a little challenge.
Have a go at some finger painting. What can you make using just your finger-prints (and maybe a pencil too!)
Here, the finger-prints have been made into insects and mini beasts, but can you make something different?
I would love to see what you come up with – why not share a picture of your masterpiece on the Class Blog!