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
Stuck for a new art idea? Try WAX! Draw a pattern, picture or your little charge’s name on a blank piece of paper with a candle. They won’t be able to see what you have drawn until they start colouring in the paper with crayons – magic! I chose to draw a monster (that looks more like a teddy bear) because I had just watched … Continue reading Craft Activties for Kids at home: Wax Monsters
My little charges and I chose to paint the Pine Cones we brought back home with us from our City Outing the other day. We grabbed a muffin tray to section off the many coloured paints we wanted and set out different paintbrushes for some sensory and fine motor skill opportunities. One at a time each of my little charges picked up a paintbrush with their … Continue reading Craft Activity: Painted Pine Cones
In the middle of our City excursion, we ate morning tea with the birds and discovered some fallen pine cones in the park. Game time! Nanny Ju Ju led the way marching to each pine cone we could see and counting them all the while. In the distance, the Clock Tower chimed… let’s count again. What else can we count? Happy Counting! Continue reading What can you Count?
“Scoop and tip it out” was our play project using purple playdough today. As you might have figured out this was the phrase I chanted to encourage fine motor skills – squeezing, pouring, grasping, transferring and manipulating the chosen object. Playdough is Popular in this household and with each of my observations I add an extra component to the experience. Try adding these for some … Continue reading Playdough: Scoop and Tip It Out