This week the children have been exploring a variety of materials and using different tools and techniques to create their own beach scene. They loved experimenting with the different textures of the sand, tissue paper and glitter to represent their own ideas. Some children just enjoyed sticking different materials on, others chose to use their cutting skills to create different shapes to stick on and some rolled, scrunched up or moulded the tissue paper to create fish, sharks, waves, the sun, seaweed, crabs and even a crocodile.
The children created some great pictures. I wonder what they will decide to create next at school or at home?
This morning during our Art and Design group time the children painted some lovely pictures of their favourite nursery rhymes. We talked about different nursery rhymes we knew and then they chose which one was their favourite. They thought about the different coloured paints they would need to use for their pictures and what they were going to paint for their chosen nursery rhyme.
‘I like the grand old duke of York. That’s the men climbing up the hill and then back down again.’
‘I’ve painted incy wincy spider’
‘That’s Jack up the hill’
Can you guess what nursery rhymes we have painted?
This week our focused activity in the messy room is to explore different materials to create fish. Our inspiration comes from the nursery rhyme 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive.
The children chose different materials that were available and paint of their choice.
The children were most engaged in their activity and made great choices in what materials they were going to choose and they took pride in their achievements.
The children have worked hard to produce beautiful fish that will go on display in our sensory room.
This week the children have been making their own Humpty Dumpty’s in expressive arts and design. They used their cutting skills to create the parts of Humpty Dumpty with children being challenged to persevere and cut more of the pieces where able. Shouts of “look, I did it! rang out across nursery as children rose to the challenge.
They learnt how to fold the legs in a concertina fold which some children achieved independently.
It was interesting to see what colour paper was selected by each child – there was definitely a pink theme running through with Mrs. Wooster’s group! The children enjoyed sticking on the parts and using their creative flair to add facial features to create their own Humpty Dumpty. The children were thrilled to see their Humpty Dumpty’s and felt a great sense of achievement.
What other cutting challenge can the children rise to?
This week in the messy room we are using one of our well known vegetables to print sail boats. The children were fascinated that a potato cut in half then half again would make a boat! Â The children shared resources well, taking turns and waited patiently for their turn. Colours for the boat were chosen as a group.
Â What do you think of our creations?
What vegetable could you use to print out a type of transport?
As part of our focus on transport, the children have been making transport vehicles. We asked the children to name different types of transport and then to think about what features each vehicle had. Â The children selected their own junk, explored how to create their vehicle using their own ideas and used glue to stick each part together.
Â “I’ve made a car!”Â “A car wheel.”“I’m going to make a aeroplane!”
What else can you make at home?