We made some lovely shakers which we decorated. We poured peas, pasta and rice inside them and gave them a good old shake. We loved creating our own patterns of sound with the shakers. Everyone followed and there was plenty of good listening skills - especially to the different ways we could shake our shakers.
Outside there was lots of riding the scooters up ramps. The children showed good balancing skills and decided to rearrange the ramps to suit their own individual needs. There was excellent communication between each other and some fantastic team work.
The children then continued the ramp theme these inside and out with the tractors, and trailers. There were lots of whizzing down and even the animals had a turn - wheeeee and whoosh!!!
Enlivening stories - this is where we read a story several times from the book. We then provide props for the children to re-tell the story themselves. We have been doing the story "Whatever Next" is where a bear visits space in his cardboard box, but back in time for his night time bath!!