This week we talked about Sports. Different types of sports, ball sports, winter and summer sports, the Olympics etc.
The kids made an Olympic rings picture, identifying the 5 colours and tracing circles as part of the assessments we are still doing.
We made soccer balls from paper plates. I made this template from a plastic lid for the kids to use to paint the pentagons(learning about this shape too) onto the paper plate.
I made this toy from recyclables, a large box with different types of cardboard tubes. The first day we played with it, the kids had to blow pompoms through the tubes with straws. The next day I added a large marble, which two friends had to get through the tubes by manipulating the box. Great fun, and using thinking skills and team working too!
We discussed that different sports use different balls, and made these mini balls. Each child made their own set, then I stuck mine on the wall for them to copy the sequence. (Leaving it on the wall for a few seconds for them to memorize, then covering it up when they have to copy it from memory.)
Another way we played: I only added four balls to the wall, and they must guess which one I still have in my hand.
We made medals from shiny salt dough(equal part flour to salt and half water). The children chose their own shape and number, and received their medals after the Sport Day on Friday.
Oh, yes, almost forgot: we had some sensory fun with bird seed(feels great), and played with playdough: making goal posts with sticks and marbles as balls.
If you did miss out on our previous themes, you can view them here!
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