Week 5 is complete and we are at the end of our Five Senses Play Challenge. It has been a fantastic opportunity to explore the senses by focusing on one per week. First lets recap the sense of sight adventures that have featured on the blog this week.
Adventures of Adam readers have also had lots of fun exploring the sense of sight:
Week 5 – Sense of Sight
“Coloured rice. I thought I’d use the metal trays to show off the rice. Its ended up of the sheet! Never mind!!” Bobbie
“My youngest (5 months) loves playing his piano and watching the bugs light up.” Anneka
“My eldest (almost 3-sob) searched through cornflakes to find hidden letters. He then matched the letter to the object that started with the sound.” Anneka
“Yesterday and today – we did salt tray writing on different coloured paper and as they uncovered the colours, they both called them out correctly. The eldest practiced forming her letters while my daughter drew shapes. This morning we got the globe out and we talked about the countries, obviously we picked out where we live and again, they talked about the colours and names of the countries (with a bit of help).” Haley
“Sight word scavenger hunt!” Amanda
“My first basket for the sight week. Was planning on doing a different colour each day for my 7 month old! She loves it! She takes everything out one by one and has a good old chew!” Annika
“Didn’t realise until we started that the sticky back plastic was translucent. However, we stuck cut up cellophane & tissue paper to it whilst talking about the colours we were using & the colours we made.” Julie
“This morning, for the first time without buggy or sling, we took a bus on a round trip and used the time whilst on the bus to spot the things we could see. We sat upstairs and little one got very excited about being able to see the top of the bus shelter When we got off she made friends with this mini digger and even said ‘goodbye digger’ when we left. It was a really lovely morning chatting and the trip has knocked her out this afternoon.” Haley
“I broke a glow stick whilst tidying up so we had a spur of the moment play. First we pushed them through a kitchen utensil thing then pushed them into playdoh. Along with some waving around whilst we danced. A good hours play before bedtime.” Julie
“I have been collecting items to use with our light box and recently found these ice cubes which are great straight from the freezer or not. Little one enjoyed building towers and knocking them down with water beads. I added neon tumblers and she made ‘cocktails’ with the water beads and ice cubes.” Haley
“Kept my nearly 3 year old busy for ages! Hid some letters in left over rainbow rice and she picked them out to spell the words! She loved doing it and is now enjoying playing with the rice.” Freja
“Last week we planted some sweetpea seeds and have been watching them grow and watering them everyday. The children know that to grow really well, the seed tray has to sit in the sun and be watered daily. They have also been talking to the seeds and have both been fascinated to see the shoots popping out of the soil. We will transfer them to their final home before Mother’s Day and Granny will be able to talk to the flowers too.” Haley
“Sun catchers! I would recommend not adding glitter (though the only part my little one enjoyed!) It means not as much plastic sticks! Butterfly inspired as we spotted our first this year earlier this week.” Bobbie
“Rainbow rice tray.My 3 & 5yr old really enjoyed using the rice to practice letters, make roads for their trains, make swirly patterns, colour recognition, sprinkling etc. Later today we’re going to use the rice to make a shaker for my 7mth old.“ Fleur
“This morning we went for a walk with a magnifying glass and looked closely at the things we would usually walk past. Faye looked at the bark on tree trunks, fallen leaves, cracks in brickwork, berries and new flowers growing on bushes, sticks, mud, grass – you name it she looked at it! We went on a minibeast hunt but we couldn’t find any today, too cold and windy. But faye talked about where the insects might live and had a good look in the cracks and dark hiding places for them.” Lauren
Thank you to each and every one of you who joined in with the Five Senses Play Challenge. Thank you for embracing sensory play. I have been so impressed with the wide range of activities that children have had the opportunity to explore.
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