Saturday, 31 October 2015
The children get so excited about Halloween so this year I thought of a few activities that hey could engage in. Play dough is always a great hit so we first made some monsters from the play dough. The children used their fine motor skills to design and create their monsters and enjoyed telling the other children about their monster!
Sensory trays are fabulous learning resources with children of all ages and one child has been asking me for waterbeds for a long time so this was a great opportunity. We used the black beads with some cups and cutlery that enabled imaginative conversations from the older children and use of fine motor skills from our one year old who enjoyed moving the beads from pot to pot and feeling them with her hands.
The older children enjoyed some artistic drawing, both designing the face on their pumpkins and creating a halloween themed silhouettes on coffee filters that they then painted with watercolour paints to give a sunset background. The younger children made their silhouettes from using coloured tissue paper and the combination of these gave us a great halloween display!