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Story Stones are smooth, flat stones that have images and pictures of objects or animals painted, drawn or glued on them. What I really love about Story Stones is their versatility.

This idea was inspired by fairydustteaching.com. It provides the children with the opportunity to physically “walk” through the story, using visual prompts as clues in the retelling.

Character face masks are an excellent way to bring storytelling and drama into the early years. In her book 500 Activities for the Primary Classroom (Macmillan Education, 2007), Carol Read states how storytelling and drama provide “opportunities for multi-sensory, kinaesthetic responses to stories and engage children in ‘learning by doing’ at a number of different levels.

A fun and hands-on way to practice fine-motor skills, as well as explore understanding and awareness of mark-making, symbols, and letters.

Arctic Small World Play

Small World Play is just what it sounds like, a “world” created on a small scale. These small worlds can range from Jungle scenes, to Forest scenes, to Arctic scenes, (basically anything you can imagine, you can create). They are a great way for children to explore their own imaginations in a format that is fun, open-ended, and where they have the power and control.

The ability to create code (to write algorithms that computers understand) is becoming more of a “must have” in our world, and so it is important that we teach children the fundamentals. This activity will provide a starting point in learning how to create a set of instructions to be followed in order to reach a goal.

Engage in this hands-on science activity that uses torches and coloured cellophane (or coloured perspex blocks) to bring colour to Betty's world while experimenting with colour mixing and light.

Snow Flakes Loose Parts Collage

Loose Parts Play provides children with a variety of open-ended materials that can be used in many ways. There is no set intent or single method of use. They can be moved, designed, lined-up, combined, or stacked however the child sees fit. This allows for a lot of problem-solving, creative thinking, resourcefulness and flexibility.

"Children are naturally curious and continually engage in exploration and play. They are intrigued by cause-and-effect phenomena and delight in being surprised. Cause and effect simply refers to the relationship between an action and its outcome." Explore cause and effect using ice and a variety of other materials to "dig out the treasure" buried within.

Providing experiences that are both fun and meaningful is the key to creating deep learning. Hands-on learning, particularly in the form of science experiments that have scientific thinking skills embedded in them like prediction, investigation, experimentation, and observation, provide a solid foundation for children to become life-long learners who can think outside the box while retaining their innate curiosity and sense of wonder. Experiment with the effects of salt and colour on ice- watching swirling rainbows take form.

This experience provides children with opportunities to experiment with how colours change when they blend together, while practising fine motor control and exploring ice as it shifts and changes through the melting process.

Walt Disney said "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and trying new things, because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Exploring concepts in a hands-on way that sparks curiosity and a desire to learn and know more has great benefits for a child's learning, and this experiment will do just that.

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