Our Week in Pictures

Here is a small snippet of some of last week’s activities…

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Splashing in puddles
Drawing, spelling, reading and writing in a wipe clean book
Drawing, spelling, reading and writing in a wipe clean book
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Woodland walk
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Various activities (see below for more detail)

Activities at home this week included water play (sensory activity), studying a particularly friendly ladybug, discussion about the weather (with myself as well as our cat obviously!), drawing lots of different pictures including a cat character and Igglepiggle (as well as many others), making a decorated model house for her seal, sorting beads and inventing her own target games using a set of foil containers she found in the cupboard. In additon, our egg experiment can be found here. We also met up with friends at a local soft play centre.

Halloween Fun and Light Party

Our Halloween fun started when Squiggle decided to decorate our house of her own accord. This included a huge display of Halloween drawings.

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Halloween drawings

Heartwood forest held a special lantern woodland walk so we decided to pop along for an evening adventure. It was incredibly packed and they clearly had not expected anywhere near that many people so the organisation of it was not what we had hoped. However this still managed to be a HUGE hit with Squiggle, who seemed to simply love the novelty of it all! www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/5622/heartwood-forest/

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She made a paper lantern
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Night-time woodland walk.
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Lanterns on the trail

The next day we went to a local church who were holding a Light Party (with funfair theme!) This was a gentle and positive alternative celebration.

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There were several funfair style games and activities
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Aiming into a hoop
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Giant snakes and ladders

At home we did carving the pumpkin which was a wonderful sensory activity as she scooped the pulp and seeds out by hand. We also made a Halloween pepper (which she ate very quickly) and some Halloween ice shapes that she enjoyed playing with and tasting.

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Scooping out the insides by hand
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Pumpkins
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Halloween pepper
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Ice shapes

Squiggle was also delighted to see that Willows Farm still had signs up of Halloween today!

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Halloween hay bales
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Squiggle loved the giant spider as it felt really furry