Beautiful, colourful, fluttering butterflies…
This week the Little Acorns have been taking a closer look at butterflies.
The children spent some time observing the colours on the wings of a butterfly and creating their own symmetrical butterfly prints from paint. We also had fun getting messy using our hands and fingers to mix paint colours together.
The children were also given the opportunity to explore paint and ice and were fascinated by the changes to the ice as colour was added and mixed.
The children played colour match games and created patterns using large coloured shapes across the classroom floor.
We had lots of fun and giggles looking through large sheets of coloured film and noticing how it changed the colours of everything around us – even our friends and teachers!
Our rhyme of the week was ‘Baa, Baa Black Sheep’ with our focus book of the week being ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ we feel that the children are still gaining so much from this story and investigation of colour so plan to continue with the story next week, seeing where our play and learning takes us.
We will be learning the words and actions to the rhyme ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ next week. We would also love to see some more sharing boxes next week too, it really is a joy to hear about what our Little Acorns get up to away from the setting with their families.
See you all next week for lots more fun with colour!
(Apologies in advance for sending home lots of colour stained children and clothing!)