Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Flour Fun

Rose was presented with a flour tray today - I had originally intended to wait until winter to use this tray as I thought it looked a bit like snow and would make a cute activity to create 'snow' over a toy town, but kids develop at their own pace and Rose is at the stage where she needs to work on whole hand squeezing. (I can always redo it later for a winter activity, I'm pretty sure they won't complain).
Working from right to left, she had to pour flour into the sifter, pick the sifter up and position over the plate then squeeze the mechanism to make the flour come out. Once presented she was away and made very little mess (however that all changed when Tulip decided she would have a go - note to self use a bigger tray or put plastic down)

she also worked on transferring with tweezers - moving pom poms from one bowl to the other - but she decided that transferring them back to the original bowl would be more fun with her favourite new accessory 'the ladel'

Tulip (when not covered in flour) worked on more sticker subtraction, worked on her phonics and did some activities with the golden beads.
They both worked on a joint Think! challenge - draw blindfolded then swap, finish by colouring in the resulting picture

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Heidi said...

I love the idea of sifting over a small town. Very cute. We might have to try that this winter.

I really love the blindfolded picture drawing too, I pinned that one for later.



Elle Belles Bows said...

What a great idea to use it as snow too!

Wonderful works (as always)


Deb Chitwood said...

Flour sifting is a great activity - and would be especially fun in winter! Great idea! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

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