Baker Ross kindly sent us a box of craft supplies to work our way through. These have been perfect for taking out and occupying the 3 year old when he ‘s needed a quick craft fix. Today he decided to decorate some flower pots as he’s learning about growing plants at nursery. They came with handy paper inserts which can be coloured in.
This kept both children occupied for a while!
Nursery seemed to give a lot of homework for a 3 year old. Over half term there was his About Me book to write in, a book to read at home, and a picture of a turnip to colour. The theme for Spring term is Growing so we’ll be doing lots of talking (and hopefully some growing of our own) to accompany what he’s learning at nursery.
He was sent home with the outline of a turnip (I think to accompany the book The Enormous Turnip) which he was asked to colour in. We chose glitter pens which were really messy and literally took a week to dry. We got a bit worried it was never going to dry out so covered it with contact paper to seal it all in!
Then he had a go at cutting it out and writing his name on the back. I can’t wait to see it up on the nursery wall (if it survives!).
Aren’t Inset days great? Today the 3 year-old was awarded an extra day off which meant we were able to have a lovely extra day to our weekend away. When we got home we finished off the hand print flower we started ages ago.
It wasn’t looking very exciting so I drew around the hands with a marker pen, then we added the flower heads with a sponge dipped in black paint to make it look more like a sunflower.
I’m not sure that made it look any better but it was fun!