There has been a great deal of interest in mini beasts in the Snug! From spotting ants and snails in our garden to a bug hunt in forest school where we saw bees and a ladybird. We also bought some caterpillars so the children could watch the transformation process. We now have butterflies which we are releasing in the garden. The children have been fascinated watching the changes.
This week the Snug have been exploring all things Halloween and having lots of spooky fun! We hid spiders in spaghetti and encouraged the children to pick them out using the tweezers to promote their fine motor skills. We counted how many we found.
The children loved our Halloween party and dressing up in their costumes. We played pass the pumpkin, pin the nose on the pumpkin, doughnut bobbing, we had a yummy party snack and a disco.
The children have enjoyed decorating a biscuit with Halloween sprinkles and using glue to make sticky pictures with Halloween sequins.
We also explored some pumpkins, encouraging the children to scoop out the insides and see what it felt like. The children used language such as, “sticky” and “cold”.
Have a lovely half term and we will see you soon!
The children in the Snug have shown an interest in autumn changes, bringing in leaves they have collected from home. They enjoyed exploring an autumn tuft tray with tweezers, developing their fine motor skills and counting the conkers out. We also used leaves that we collected from the garden to print and glue. We had lots of fun exploring some pumpkin spice playdough too, squashing, patting cutting and smelling it.