The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Our Book Inspiration. It has been a week of Caterpillars and so it was only fitting to make our own Hungry Caterpillar. Nanny Ju Ju and her little charges read the book; searched the garden and munched on all the fruit that the Hungry Caterpillar ate. We lined the apple, pear, plum, strawberry and orange pieces up along the bench … Continue reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Once I caught a Fish Alive: Song Interpretation

“1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive 6,7,8,9,10 Then I let them go again. Why did you let them go? Because they bit my finger so Which little finger did they bite? This little finger on my right.”   The Art and Craft activity today was an interpretation of this song. We drew some fish, cut them out, made an ocean, fishing rod and stuck … Continue reading Once I caught a Fish Alive: Song Interpretation

Library Activities: Borrowing Books

A visit to the local library sparked some interest so we decided to make a game out of our little trip. I set up the dining chairs in a row for our book shelves and everyone helped grab the many many many books and place them on the chairs. After some extensive searching for the toy credit cards we each got given one to use … Continue reading Library Activities: Borrowing Books

Magnet Fishing with Nanny Ju Ju

An idea for a game came from some Book Inspiration – “Piranha’s Don’t Eat Bananas“. I began drawing some baby Piranha fish; attached a paper clip to each and tied a magnetic letter to a wooden spoon using a pipe cleaner…the tools I found around the house worked as effectively as any other equipment like fishing line or string. Give it a Whirl! Hand–eye co … Continue reading Magnet Fishing with Nanny Ju Ju

An Aquarium of our own

Oh the little Fishies…. John the Shark Shelby the Stingray Sammy the Turtle Tony and Bill the Crabs Welcome to our aquarium…Drawing day today…we came up with some names for the animals we recognised in one of our library books. Posting them onto to the wall turned into a game of make believe swimming around in the ocean with our oxygen tanks and scuba gear … Continue reading An Aquarium of our own