The children have been taking part in lots of different activities whilst learning about winter.
They made their own snowflakes using glue and salt, and some "snow slime" for some sensory play.
They went for a walk on a frosty morning to find some puddles frozen over with ice, and found some ice to take into the nursery to see what would happen to it.
Sensory play encourages fine motor skills and coordination. This shaving foam activity promoted the development of sight, touch, and smell - a' faicinn, a' làimhsichadh, agus fàileadh.
The children in Cothrom Òg have been learning about winter and its effects. They’ve been experimenting with frozen paint, and objects hidden in ice.
We experimented by freezing water mixed with paint and glitter. The result was we were able to paint beautiful ice pictures.
We also put some objects inside balloons, filled them with water and froze them. The next day the children experimented with various ways on how to reveal the objects in the ice.
We quickly discovered that the best way was with real tools!
Not only did we cover science in this activity but also developed our gross motor skills.
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.