Caps for Sale

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We have decided to forgo most printables for this year, as I was struggling to manage the cutting out required (in terms of time not dexterity!).  A4 does lots of worksheet type activities with her Jolly Phonics and Mathusee so I didn’t think she would miss out too much.  I already do an hour of 1-2-1 school time with A4.  I wanted B4FIAR to be non-intensive mummy time, lots of reading, playing and building lots of lovely family relationships!

Each day, whilst I had a snuggle with B1 before her nap, the children played a monkey game together ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Early-Learning-Centre-124816-Business/dp/B0063DLFAC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351878154&sr=8-2 )  This game was great for the age range I have and everyone joined in enthusiastically:

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As soon as B1 is up from her nap it’s muffin tin time:

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I made caps from tortillas, cheese, tomatoes and grapes; monkeys from cut out digestive biscuits, cheese slices and grapes; banana slices and chocolate coins to buy the caps!
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My girl and her muffin tin

The sensory bin this week is a fun collection of play mobil and felt.  We found lots of monkeys, a man, a tree and lots of caps.  I put in a sheet of green felt and cut out a sun, marking a face with a sharpie.  (The children immediately recognised this as personification):

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And all mixed up (how B1 and A4 received it):

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Sensory trays are great for free play as well as acting out the story with the older ones.

Of course they did lots of tray activities:

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Another monkey game called Tumbling Monkeys, join the dot colouring in sheets and a paint swirler (nothing whatsoever to do with monkeys but a bargain I picked up from the charity shop on Tuesday!)
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T10 and A4 playing Tumbling Monkeys
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C10 and A4 swirling paint
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Play dough and monkey shaped cutters
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My little monkey with her three monkey creations
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C10 reads a monkey book whilst A4 does the puzzle that came with the book
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L10 and A4 using jungle animal stamps
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The wooden monkeys are useful for building and placing in order of size as well as imaginative play- a great charity shop buy for 49p!

Some of B1’s trays:

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Playdough and cutters, Caps for Sale sensory box, 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed story telling box
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B1 delighting in play dough
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Chewing on the 5 little monkeys
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T10 acting out 5 little monkeys
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Wooden monkeys to chew, stickle bricks and the sensory box
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So cute

Delightful Learning

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