• 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.