Sunday, 6 March 2016

Mother's Day Crafts and Maps

My plan for Wednesday was to make Mother's day cards, which we did but they have also had great fun looking through this wonderful book called Maps. L loves finding out about different countries and luckily so do I and my minded children are really interested too.  After chatting with one of my minded parents, turns out they are the same, so my plan of looking at different countries and maps etc will be well supported. Each country is illustrated with main rivers, mountains etc marked on the map but then lots of other illustrations linked to that country, every time we look at a map again we see something new. Did see they also do a workbook to go with the Map book, L is a bit young for it at them moment but when she is older it might be one to add to our collection.

I also have a couple of sets of toob landmark packs, they are great the children can pick them up and really study them. We have then been naming them, finding which country they are from and then finding the country on our globe. As they were enjoying the buildings so much I found out this book - 13 Buildings Children Should Know and spent more time looking at the different buildings. They seem really interested in China still but also France and Egypt, so we will have a trip to the library to find some books on these countries and then plan some activities around them, as the children are really, really interested. We will still be using the activities from our favourite tales theme as some of them are linked into maps etc and they love stories and crafts.

For our Mother's Day cards, I made a heart template from a piece of cardboard, the children choose what colours and they sponge printed the heart and then wrote in the cards.

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