Squirrels News – March 2015
Sensory/ Messy Play
This month we have been fundraising for Red Nose Day! We helped to make red cakes for the bake sale. We added lots of red food colouring, and made some red icing to add on top too. Then we added a yummy chocolate Malteser! We made Mothers Day cards for our mummys in the shape of mugs! We used lots of bright colours and glitter to show them how much we love them! As it is now Springtime, we have started making our Spring display and have added some sheep too! Some of the Squirrels wanted to add colour to the sheep, so we said they were Baa Baa Black sheep’s colourful friends! Easter is also coming up soon, so we started making our Easter Nests, using lots of yummy chocolate and cornflakes!
We have been pretending to be hairdressers too with the dolls! We had hairdryers, and brushes and lots more to role-play with. Some of us were even making the noise of the hair driers with our mouths! For World Book Day we dressed up as our favourite story characters – we had Spiderman, the Gruffalo and a very scary monster from a Pip and Posy Story. We brought the tents out too this month, and made dens using lots of material! We would then jump out and shout peek a boo! We have also been working our problem solving skills by using the jigsaws! We have some new Gruffalo jigsaws, and we were trying to complete, the 2, 3, 4 and 5 piece puzzles! Some of them were a bit tricky but we managed them with a bit of help. Pirates invaded the Squirrels this month too! They were looking for buried treasure in the sand and making treasure maps using tea bags! It was very exciting.
Garden/ Physical Play
The hockey sticks have been out in the garden this month, to try and work on our hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills. We also played some football in the garden using the goal nets. We were trying to kick the balls into the net! It was difficult sometimes, but we managed to score a few goals! We also played hide and seek, where everyone hid under our Green Flag! It was very hard to find everyone!