Sunday, 9 August 2015

Let's Go Fly a Kite...

Learning how things work, is so amazing for little minds and they simply love learning about the things they have made. We've most recently made kites and discussed the effects of the wind and the reasons behind why kites fly.

We made our own using a simple piece of A4 paper. They work so well and are quite the little flyers!
If you like to be prepared, like I do, then you might want to fold up a set of kites...

... and strings on paddlepop sticks.   A set of tails will also help.

Start with a piece of A4 paper and fold in half, then down as pictured.

Then open ...

 ... and make the wings flat.

Punch a hole on the smaller side of the under carriage.
This is where the string will attach.

Flip over and attach a straw for securing the wings. Attach a streamer of crepe paper for a tail.

Let the fun begin!

 You might find naming them handy ... especially once tangled .... hmmmmm....... Fun, right??!


Saturday, 2 May 2015

Rhyme Time

As an early educator, I am often surprised by the number of children in my class who find it difficult to rhyme words.
I have created a fun Rhyming Game to help with the problem.
This game can be played by the whole class or you can use it in a small group setting. All you have to do is count out the cards and you are off ...
I recommend laminating the cards so they last and can be reused.
You can find it HERE at my TpT store .....
 I am giving away a copy of my new game - Rhyme Time - to one lucky person who comments on how helpful games are for learning, on this post.
Good Luck!
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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Let's Build a Farm

We are learning about FARMS at the moment, so what better way to discover a
Farm's features, than to make one ???

We started with a list of the items we would find on a farm.
We discussed the tools we had to work with ... i.e. Lego / Blocks /Toy animals / Newspaper / Cardboard / Tape etc. ... and they ways in which we should use them.
I divided the children into small groups according to their interests and they began creating their own little piece of the Farm.

The Farmer's Dwelling

A place for the cows to live.


The Pig Sty
Horse Stable

We made cane as the crops.

... and several shelters for the animals ...

We then created labels for our farm so every-one could read these and know what we had made.

Ohhhh WOW! So much "learning mess"!!