Mark making doesn't have to be on paper, or with pencils, pens or brushes. The children used their fingers, brushes and the end of straws to make marks in the salt.
At preschool we have mark making opportunities available throughout the setting. The children choose to use large sheets of paper on the floor. Some children choose to take the paper under the table. Lying on the floor whilst mark making helps to strengthen core muscles, which in turn gives stability and builds good posture. Poor posture and core strength can affect children's gross motor and fine motor skills.
The children have been very busy decorating the Christmas tree. One of the children sang a rendition of Jingle bells as they put the decorations on.
We went to church today to make Christingles. Nicki explained all about the different parts of the Christingle and what they meant. The children made their own Christingles and may have eaten one or two sweets as they did ☺.
The children enjoyed some fun in the snow. They jump and ran describing how the snow felt and sounded under their feet, they made snowballs seeing how far and high they could throw them. They rolled balls of snow on the ground making them bigger. We warmed up with some hot chocolate.
The children peeled and chopped vegetables to make soup. We ate the soup for lunch with some fresh bread.
The children found some dinosaur eggs. The thought about how to get the dinosaurs out. A child suggested that we could use a drill. The children used drills, hammers, saws and pipettes with warm water to free the dinosaurs. It took a long time, all of the children persevered until all of the dinosaurs were free.
We were invited to the bistro for our snack. Thee children took their seats and were served toasted tea cakes with jam and butter and their choice of milk or water. A lovely morning. Thank you.
The children wrapped ribbons, paper streamers and large pipe cleaners through the holes in the screen, using there large motor skills.