Good afternoon to all our nursery children and their families.
Sometimes when I am sorting through my recycling I often ask myself, ‘Could I use this item for something else?’ So after finding lots of tin cans one day I thought I would make a game of Rainbow Skittles for my Nieces and Nephew. Do you ever help to sort the recycling? Maybe this could be one of the jobs you do at home. You could help to sort paper, plastic, tin cans and glass jars into the correct box.
If you have any big water bottles, like the ones we use at nursery, you could make a game of skittles too. Write the numbers 1-10 on the bottles, set them up in a triangle shape on the ground and roll a ball towards them and see how many you can knock down. How many did you knock down in your first shot, how many in your second shot and how many all together? If you are playing with someone in your family, get help to keep the score and see who knocks down the most. You can set the bottles up counting 1 – 10, or you can set them up counting back from 10.
As you can see we have been busy with our ‘from my window’ challenge. We hope you are able to help spread some happiness throughout our community. This reminds me of a story about a little fish who spreads happiness in the ocean by sharing his rainbow scales. He didn’t want to share his fins at first because they belonged to him but when he gave one to a little fish it made him feel happy too. So keep sharing your rainbows and make someone smile. Marcus Pfister is the author and illustrator of the story ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and it is a lovely story to listen to. You could try drawing a rainbow fish, or a rainbow dog or any kind of rainbow animal.
Why not make up your own story about a rainbow. We have tried this in nursery lots of times. Everyone in the family could have a turn at adding to the story. You could start, ‘Once upon a time at the edge of a rainbow there was….’ I would love to hear what happens next in your rainbow stories and how it ends. You could be the author and the illustrator. Maybe someone in your family could help you to write it down and you could add some pictures.
If you haven’t had a look yet to see how rainbows are formed, YouTube has a very interesting clip of how this happens. There is a little experiment at the end too which is quite exciting. Maybe we could try this once nursery is open again.