Even though it was still rather cloudy/foggy we stayed outdoors as the children were involved with playing hide and seek, running and of course spending time in the garden. Last week Nikki (Harry’s mum) suggested we spray lemon juice on the broccoli leaves so the caterpillars would not eat them. So after helping me to squeeze the lemons we sprayed the leaves today. Now we wait to see how effective it has been. Don’t forget the scarecrow is in the garden so he can scare the birds. Indoors we not only had playdough to roll and manipulate we used a combination of cornflour and water to make “sludge” It’s not only a sensory experience but also a science experience. When it is touched it is rather runny but it can be rolled into a ball. Once the rolling has stopped it becomes runny again. Try this at home but I would like to let you know to put paper underneath and wear an apron. It is easy to clean though, especially when it’s hard. To finish the session we read “Farmyard Hullabaloo” which was enjoyed by everyone.
Today we celebrated the last day of Term by wearing our PJ’s and exploring outdoors. We were able to run, climb and hide as well as swing and even show our family what we can do. Having music outdoors seems to be rather popular. It’s a great way not only to sing and dance but also to develop co – ordination and of course have fun. We not only had fruit with Sydney and her dad, who wore his Giraffe onesy (stay tuned for the photos) but we also had party food. This is always so much fun. We were very lucky to have many family members come to celebrate with us. Thank you to everyone who provided lots of discussion and support and laughter.
Please remember that we start back on Thursday 18th July. We look forward to hearing all your exciting stories about your holidays. Maybe write it down so they all can be discussed.
Karen and I wish you all a very happy and safe holiday. Take care
Karen and Annette
Koala Group Educators