Week 27

Number  1
Book - Percy to the rescue
Craft - Bubble wrap painting (like rain)
Tuff tray - Beach scene
Fine motor skills - Zips
Gross motor skills - Standing on tip toes
Role play - Puppet show
Play scene - Fire station
Open ended - Peg dolls

 

Number  1

For this I laid out their number owls one to five on the floor and asked them to point to the number one. They actually did ok with this game. After a while I would point to the other numbers and say "nnnnnooooooo" and giggle. 
  They then mixed them up and got me to point and told me if I was right or wrong.  

 

Book - Percy to the rescue

This is a lovely little Thomas the tank board book. The children are at the beach and Percy has to get them home, but it rains so hard there is a flood. 
   The Twins loved having their little wooden peg dolls to act out the story as I told it. They even lined
    all their peg dolls up behind Percy as they were riding the train. 

 

Craft - bubble wrap painting (like rain)

You will need:
Paint (we used two shades of blue & white),
Bubble wrap, 
Tubs,
Paper,

As this activity was focusing on the book 'Percy to the rescue', I decided to use the bubble wrap to paint rain. Each colour had its own Bubble wrap and they took turns with each colour. 
   They loved using bubble wrap to paint, it was something we hadn't done before. Bear started by wiping his bubble wrap over his page, and took a while to understand dabbing with it. He got there in the end though. 
   Buttercup followed Buttons instructions and dabbed straight away and once a lot of the excess paint came off, the bubble wrap made some lovely bubble prints.  

 

Tuff tray - Beach scene

This was a lot of fun. I made a simple round wooden track for Percy and then gave them a lid of water and some sand with their peg dolls. They loved making the people play at the beach and paddle in the water. Bear took some on Percy for a trip around the tray and Buttercup loved building sandcastles with her big sister, from a bottle lid. They played for ages exploring the textures of the dry sand and then mixing it with the water. Bear even stood in the water sand mixture and splashed a little. 

 

Fine motor skills - Zips

  Bear really enjoyed doing his zip board. He spent ages pulling it up and down. I had to hold it tight for him as he didn't get that he had to hold it tight with one hand to be able to open and close it. But that's fine, that will come with more and more practice. As he zipped it up and down he shouted "open" and "close" which I think is great ? to know what he was doing as he did it. 

 

Gross motor skills - Standing on tip toes

For this I got Button to put some music on and encourage them to dance on their tip toes with her. They copy everything she does so it was lovely to watch all three of them dancing around in the living room. They managed to do it a little, between jumping and twirling. 

 

Role play - Puppet show

Buttercup spotted one of Button's pictures with stars on it. She told me that "Button made it- star" and started singing "Twinkle twinkle". I suggested the puppets could sing it and got sheep to sing to her. Then Buttercup had a go getting duck to sing it.

 

Play scene - Fire station

Their first impressions on Monday morning were positive. Bear played for ages with the firestation and fire engine, putting the ladder up for the Fireman to get on the roof of the station. Even Buttercup had a go with her fireman on the ladder.
    One of the times we had this out, Button wanted to put on a show and asked the twins to play the music for her puppet show. It was lovely watching them all work together to bring mummy this show. 

 

Open ended - Peg dolls

We used our peg dolls a lot this week. We used them in our book basket and our small world. They loved using them for the small world beach. 
   Button and myself also made them an autumn garden with our wooden loose bits, trees and mushrooms from Elle.and.bee. Buttercup loved playing her peg dolls around the garden, she gave them voices and marching them around the garden.  

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