This week has seen the last of our Weather related Active Adventure activity sessions in Guildford, Godalming & Farnham. It has been lovely to see all the toddlers and under 5′s dance, sing and play their way through the sessions whilst learning about what clouds are made of, how a rainbow appears and what animals like which types of weather.
This week we looked at the story The Rainy Day, a lovely book from Usborne. The under 5′s were inspired to run in the rain, jump in puddles (hoops), played with puppets and pretended to be animals who didn’t like the rain (rabbits, mice, birds, hedgehogs and squirrels) and helped Incy Wincy Spider climb up the spout. We then had lots of fun with animals that did like the rain including moving as slow as we could to be like a snail, wriggling like a worm and even meeting a very clever singing frog!
The children then helped to create a rainstorm using light up tambourines. We shook them to sound like rain, bashed them to make thunder and then lined them up to make a rainbow shape.
Finally we danced with colourful scarves and turned them into a beautiful rainbow helping all the under 5′s to brush up on their colour matching skills.
In our Guildford Arts and Crafts session our under 5′s created some beautiful rainbow painting using their hands and fingers and also brushes. We used chocolate coin wrappers to make the gold at the end of the rainbow.
We also made some rain catchers out of used water bottles so the children could see how they could recycle rain water to give their garden a drink. We decorated them with weather related foam stickers that were great for developing their fine motor skills.
The children also made a lovely rain pictures using semi circles of paper and pipe cleaners to make umbrellas, cotton wool for clouds and everyone’s favourite, glitter glue, for raindrops.
Finally we made rainbow twirlers out of paper plates and tissue paper and enjoyed a rainbow dance to finish.
Next week I look forward to some lovely half term activities in both Guildford and Godalming, Surrey. We are having a Pyjama Party Disco for Toddlers and Under 5′s at Mummas & Beans cafe on Tuesday 28th May at 10am and then a Jungle Adventure morning with drama, dance, songs, games, mini disco and arts and crafts at the Guide Headquarters, Guildford on Wednesday 29th May from 9.45am, again for under 5′s/toddlers. Please look here for full details of our half term activities in Surrey.