- googly eyes
- pasta shapes
- bottle tops
- cut up pipe cleaners
- lots of glitter!
C. immediately talked about monsters and making them have “lots and lots and lots and lots of eyes” so she set to work! Pop tipped out all the glitter everywhere and had a wonderful time running her hands through it and flinging it e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e!
Here are some of Cakie’s finished very-super-scary monsters!
And without even realising it, Pop’s monster is fantastic! She stuck in as many eyes as her little fingers could grasp and push, with a couple of well-placed bits of pasta!
A good amount of squishing and squeezing occurred, brilliant for developing those tiny hand muscles, essential for writing.
I think this is my favourite one. C said “Mummy, this one’s saying ‘Peekaboo!’” Love it.
And we had a go at learning how to roll the dough using two flat hands on top, which is quite a skill of dexterity. C practised over and over and ended up making this fantastic stand up monster!
- fine motor skills: using a malleable material to pull, pinch, roll, flatten, mold, form, squeeze, squash to strengthen small hand muscles
- creativity: creating representations of real life or imaginary things using another medium, experimenting with combining materials
- literacy: developing language and storytelling through imaginary play
- maths: counting out cup fulls to follow simple instructions/ recipes, discussing and comparing lengths and thicknesses