It is Rhyme Time again and another opportunity to work with Teach Me Mommy, Best Toys 4 Toddlers, Crafty Kids At Home and Danya Banya. We are now also joined by Messy Little Monster. This fortnights nursery rhyme is Little Bo Peep.
Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep
and doesn’t know where to find them.
Leave them alone and they’ll come home
Wagging their tails behind them.
At Adventures of Adam we are slighly obsessed with sheep. To date we have created sheep window art, sheared a sheep, herded sheep, counted sheep, made sheep Christmas decorations and sheep cakes and created light up sheep. Told you we were slightly obsessed! Today’s activity gave us the opportunity to help look for Little Bo Peep’s lost sheep.
We took our Blue Tuff Spot and Tuff Spot Stand outside and I stuck sheep stickers to the Tuff spot. On a recent trip to a farm Adam loved identifying the numbers on the sheep. I decided to number Adam’s sheep with a permanent marker pen to aid his number recognition.
I wanted a way that Adam could search for Little Bo Peep’s sheep. We love to use shaving foam but it is white and Little Bo Peep lost her sheep on the hills rather than fog. However, I could add colour the shaving foam to make it look like green grass.
I sprayed shaving foam into a zip-loc bag and added some supermarket bought green food colouring. I closed the zip-loc bg and squashed the contents around to mix the two ingredients together. However, I remembered why I stopped using supermarket bought food colouring and changed to Wilton Icing Colours. Instead of green shaving foam I ended up with a murky yellow colour. I squirted shaving foam into two more zip-loc bags and this time added green paint.
To transfer the shaving foam from the zip-loc bag I simply cut one corner and squirted the foam out like an icing bag. I ensured the sheep were hidden and attempted to make a few hills. I placed an assortment of different sized paintbrushes on the grass for Adam to choose.
After waiting patiently for me to set up the activity Adam couldn’t wait to start finding Little Bo Peep’s lost sheep. Throughout the activity we sang the nursery rhyme. It took little while for Adam to discover the first lost sheep. He had been using a thin paint brush but it wasn’t thick enough to move the shaving foam away from the sheep.
Once Adam swapped to a bigger brush he found the sheep easily and loved shouting out the number on the sheep. Once he had found all the sheep he said “Bo Peep happy.”
The fun didn’t stop there though as Adam enjoyed “painting the Tuff Spot” with the shaving foam. Cleaning away the activity was fun too. We moved the Tuff Spot closer to Adam’s Mud Kitchen and poured water into the tough spot. Adam spent ages cleaning the Tuff Spot before we tipped the water into his mud kitchen where he then explored the mud – lots of sensory fun!
* Tuff Spot
* Sheep stickers
* Marker pen
* Shaving Foam – we used two cans of supermarket economy Shaving Foam
* Green food colouring or green paint
* Variety of paintbrushes
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