Here is this weeks glimpse of what my children have been up to when we were at home.
Drawing with crayon rocks.
Using Lyra Firby coloured pencils.
Some Practical Life work, spread (nut butter) on a biscuit.
Using small tongs to transfer raisons for a snack.
Banana peeling. Peels go into the blue enamel compost bucket seen in this picture.
Some collage work with paste.
Some language work. My toddler loves to name the animals and the sound they make.
Using the picture side of these puzzle pieces to identify their names.
More language work using these wooden M&D alphabet blocks
Animal match up card game.
His sister helped him to set up the track. My toddler loves any sort of modes of transport (cars, trains, trucks)
Discussing the days of the week, their order and which days are week days and the weekend. A question I am asked everyday is ‘What is the day today’?
Bead work with a sewing needle.
Matching pictures to their letter sounds.
A shape and colour recognition board game.
Listening game. Still popular in our house.
More play with cuisenaire rods.
Work using sandpaper numbers and a sand tray.
My eldest loves using the sandpaper numbers and sand tray. When she is trying to work out how to write a certain number and is having trouble, she goes back to using either the sandpaper numbers on their own or with the sandtray. Prior to purchasing both of these, we used The Montessori Number Work book. We still do refer to this book on occasion as it’s familiar to her.
Sandpaper number, chalk and a small desk chalkboard.
Our version of the herb smelling jars. A match up game identifying what is in the bottles by smell whilst wearing the blindfold. I have used basil, parsley and mint as my eldest is familiar with them.
This is an activity that we are re-visiting, but this time we are using them as 3-part cards instead of just matching the Australian bird figurine to the picture card.
Exploring footprints on playdough.
Playdough with some colour.
Birds in a nest.
Work with clay.
Using shape stencils to make patterns. This diamond stencil was repeated all over the paper with no interest in colouring them in.
My eldest and I spent some time this week looking over the National Geographic Kids magazines we have collected.
Some block building.
Helping to hang some washing on a clothes airer outside.
Showing her brother how to use the apple slinky.
Drawing and painting is something that my children like to do most days.
More drawings of the garden (spider and flowers, trees), is a common drawing theme at the moment.