And I even let them open up my button jar and help themselves (insert shocked face here!) Cakie was absolutely enamoured by the shapes and sizes and designs on the buttons and spent a long time arranging them onto the sticky paper, taking them off and putting them back, talking about them and counting them.
Little Pop was able to join in really easily as there is no skill needed to stick in this way! She, of course, just LOVED putting bits on then pulling them off again. Perfect activity for this age when little minds are beginning to discover more about cause and effect and starting to wonder “what if I do this…?”
Working together (and trying to remain patient with a semi-destructive little sister) was a good opportunity to practise some collaborative skills.
This activity is good for:
* Creativity: working on a LARGE scale/ exploring texture/ talking about sculpture and collage
* PHSE: working collaboratively
* Cognitive: questioning/ open ended thinking/ discovering cause and effect/ investigating
* Sensory: exploring texture using all of the senses
* Literacy: language development by describing how things looks and feel
* Science/ knowledge and understanding of the world: sticky surfaces/ building/ construction/ materials
*Maths: talking about 2D and 3D shapes/ lengths/ sizes