More Small World Play


As I mentioned in previous posts, small world or dramatic play is BIG in our house.
I thought I'd share the play that greeted me one day after work....




Everything had it's place....



and the pigs even got to roll in the mud - yes, real, ooey, gooey mud in our living room!






The bears hid in a deep, dark cave (just like the book... tiptoe, tiptoe) and our real dog  had to share some of his food.





Making Small Worlds For Play

Making small worlds for play #youclevermonkey

A couple of weeks ago we were playing with the shells and rocks we'd found last holidays at the beach.  We love our small world play.

We decided to use some of the shells and make some things with them.


Making small worlds - we're off to the beach #youclevermonkey

Super easy to make - just permanent textas, some white paper (although card stock would have been better and easier to cut) and some sticky tape to fix to the shell.


Making small worlds - we're off to the beach #youclevermonkey

My 9yr old was home sick and went on to create several more creatures - kept her busy for ages.


Making small worlds - we're off to the beach #youclevermonkeyMaking small worlds - we're off to the beach #youclevermonkey

Shell art - making props for small worlds #youclevermonkey

She was a bit more imaginative than me, I kept making crabs :)

Making small worlds - we're off to the beach #youclevermonkeyMaking small worlds - we're off to the beach #youclevermonkey

Not that my youngest cared - she made good use of them.


Making small worlds - we're off to the beach #youclevermonkey

Then the story stones I'd made awhile ago came out too.

DIY story stones #youclevermonkey

These were easily made from some stickers and suitable sized rocks.  Just Modpodge the rock, add the sticker then paint over it again with more Modpodge to protect it.

Making small worlds - we're off to the beach #youclevermonkey

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Arrays in Real Life

Teaching ideas for teaching arrays with FREE printable posters of real life arrays together with a simple single lesson array art activity.

After their first few years at school, most children are familiar with the idea of grouping items to make them easier to count or share. Once they are confident with sorting and grouping, the concept of arrays can be introduced.


We've been taking a quick look at the arrays in Maths.


It's a useful concept that helps students move on from groups to multiplication. As always, I try to use visuals with real life examples of arrays to support my students learning.



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