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...What you do Enhance your existing surfaces by painting them. (Perhaps with glitter, sand or sawdust added to the paint.) Grass can be allowed to grow long in some places to encourage flowers and minibeasts. Lift an occasional paving stone...
...What you do Surprises in the garden stimulate play, revive old ideas and lend a sense of fun. Children will enjoy looking for the surprises, and you will enjoy thinking them up! Of course, as with indoors, you want the outdoor environment...
...What you do Children need opportunities to explore sounds and music with instruments and their bodies. Start with their bodies, hands, feet, mouths. Then they need to add instruments. Found objects and natural materials are good to start...
... Almost anything you do indoors can be brought outdoors for use in a quiet area – books, puzzles, sewing, collage, letter writing, puppets, card games, listening to tapes. Try mirrors and magnifiers, small world play or small construction...
...Focus To create a number line using the numbers on the ducksWhat you need a range of small plastic ducks with numbers written in permanent marker on the undersides child-sized fishing nets a large builder’s tray or suitable alternative...
...Focus To throw bean bags accurately within a target areaWhat you need jumbo chalk a teddy bear or other soft toy a range of beanbags – two of each colour a large rubber or foam dice an outdoor number line a board (to record results)Keywords...
...Focus To get to the top of the ladder in the least number of turns of throwing the diceWhat you need jumbo chalk a large jumbo dice a board (to record scores)Keywords number names add together moreBefore you start: Mark two appropriately...
...Focus To engage the children in problem solving strategies To add scores together to get larger numbers (size of numbers to be differentiated by the stage of the children’s development)What you need 2–3 milk crates several A4 sized...
...Focus To fish out numbered balls and identify them To make larger numbers by adding the numbers on the balls togetherWhat you need 5–20 small plastic balls child-sized fishing nets a water trough or builder’s tray a black or blue permanent...
...Focus To listen to instructions and use hand-eye coordination to fish out items from a water trayWhat you need 2 similar sized water trays a sand or wind-up timer an eye mask (soft elasticated material) up to 10 small waterproof sacks...