Monday, May 29, 2017

Monthly play roundup: May

We’re almost halfway through the year! Every day is a buzz of activities. So much so that it’s often hard to decide on the favourites to feature on this roundup. But here are a few noteworthy ones worth highlighting…

 

Lego Gadgets and Toys
Thanks to Nathan’s and Grace’s Lego stash and some creative building, I was able to add some cool new toys to our indoor play area: A Lego paper crimper, Lego scales, Lego fidget spinner, Lego circle drawing machine and a Lego candy dispenser [lots more ideas on frugalfun4boys].

legocreations

 

Magic Show
The kids have been showing some interest in magic lately, so for fun we put together our own little magic show with some real bona fide magic tricks. We made our own magic kits which included a disappearing coin trick and a magic wallet. Here’s a little video snippet of the disappearing coin trick in action.

MagicTheme

 

Sheep and Ducks
We read some Mem Fox books about sheep and ducks, including ‘Where is the Green Sheep’ and ‘Ducks Away’. One of the children’s favourite games using our felt board pieces is ‘Find the Green Sheep’ and colour matching game. The children then their own game and story boards to take home to play out the story themselves.

Sheep&Ducks

 

Portuguese Bean Soup
We read some books about cooking and food and found a simple recipe for Portuguese Bean Soup. I set out all the ingredients and a portable stove. The children were thrilled to do some real hands on cooking, preparing all the ingredients and stirring everything over a real stove. And we ate it all up for lunch afterwards.

SandMouseSoup

 


If you enjoyed this post, you can check out  last month’s George Marvelous Medicine science and cooking activity and more of my other play and learning ideas. Stay tuned for next month’s roundup!