Controlled pouring between two jugs develops excellent concentration. This child has extended the activity to fill a bottle with a narrow opening.
Discovering sound and echo outdoors in the noisy garden
Digging trenches for the potatoes. Learning about teamwork, conversation, and the joy of watching your potato grow, then harvesting and eating it.
Using tools in the sensory garden. Conversation, observation and exploration.
Using the water butt to fill watering cans to supply the growing plants on the allotment. Turn-taking, waiting in an orderly queue, and developing environmental awareness through recycling water.
Filling a container with water in noisy garden
Working alongside each other, these children are using the wooden cylinders. The blue cylinders are “sensory activities” and the ones with blue tops are “sound activities.”
Using a magnifying glass to examine mini-beasts. Identifying species, and parts of the body. Developing concentration and sorting into similar, same and different.
Drawing on clipboards
Looking for tadpoles at the pond
Playing with water and bubbles
Practising with buttons
Strengthening fine finger motor skills spraying wall
Exploring leaf cabinet and shape and smell of herb leaves
Watering a variety of flowers
Taking turns, using tools, deep concentration
Building a snowflake using rods of varying lengths Discovering balance
Stability…stacking blocks on a mobile truck
Listening to our visitor, The Bee Man with an observation hive!
Finger painting with careful precise prints
and later drew legs on to make spiders!
Decorating orange slices for Christmas
Associating smells with good feelings and celebrations
Sorting magnetic letters and shapes together in the quiet room
Apple printing with the apples grown in our nursery garden.
Planting the tulip bulbs on our allotment.