This was another busy week: concert practice, evaluation and learning about shopping! We used coins this week for different learning activities. The “coin concept” is difficult to grasp for the little ones, but nevertheless we did it in a fun way!
I’ve asked the children to bring 10 brown coins to school. We used these for counting, making “sums” and sorting too. (A lesson about safety regarding coins, never put it in your mouth, was taught repeatedly).
In the Sensory bin we had maize corn this week: adding some bottle caps and spoons, and also egg cartons, coins and paintbrushes to “catch” the coins for the right compartment.
Coins make interesting impressions in playdough and with alot of imagination it can be used to make a hedgehog too!
We made a wallet from cardboard and laced them closed, working on fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. The kids used these wallets to keep the coins in they brought to school.
On Friday the older kids brough sweets and cakes to sell at the school like a real shop.
I made these ice cream cupcakes for my daughter to sell, but unfortunately she was home sick that day.
These were made with the recipe we used to make the rainbow cupcakes last week, but Initially I wanted to make cake pops(which failed), so I crumbled those up, added some cream cheese frosting and added them to mini edible cupcake cases with a sweetie ball on top.
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