Autumn Exploratory Jelly…

Alistair Bryce-CleggCreativity, Malleable Materials, Messy Play, Texture Kitchen16 Comments

It is time to get your Autumn Jelly ingredients ready! If you make some Autumn Jelly, don’t forget to share the results. This is a really simple activity that gives you lots of opportunities to explore many aspects of the EYFS. If you involve the children from the very beginning then not only will they be able to talk about and name the resources that they have collected, they will also be able to explore how the gelatine changes the water from a liquid to a solid. You can talk about how the mixture goes from hot to cold and what the final jelly feels like in their hands. There should be lots of opportunities for a variety of experiences, talking … Read More

Mr Clegg’s Make and Do!

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I don't know what is going on with the Easter holidays this year! Everywhere seems to be in and out at different times. My own boys are on their 'Spring Break' (how American is that)? With other schools breaking up this Friday. What with Spring Break, Easter, Bank Holiday and 'the' wedding, they are hardly in school at all! So, I thought I would post some things that you might like to try with your own children or any random ones that you come across if you have a spare moment. These are a small selection from a collection of gross and fine motor sensory experiences that I am putting together (in my spare time) that will appear on the … Read More