Thursday, 23 March 2017

Mother's Day 2017

We have used Mothering Sunday as a good excuse to engage our creative sides as well as an opportunity to plants some seeds and learn about plant growth with a variety of kitchen herbs. 

The children all love painting and were able to experiment with different forms of mark making, using their fingers to create flowers on pots and then brushes to create some beautiful watercolours which we later cut into flowers. Our eldest mindee decided he would like to paint his mum some flowers and carefully picked the colours and washed his brush after each colour. 

To plant seeds we made use of expanding soil. The children all took turns in pouring water on to their soil and then moving the soil into pots. We introduced language to describe the change in size and texture of the soil. 

Children had great fun pressing the seeds down into the soil and watering them. All the children were very impressed with their efforts, let's hope the mums like them just as much! 

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