Pre-School Room

Pre-School Room

Homemade Bread

Instructions:

    In this video Ricky is going to be showing you how to make a delicious loaf of bread, this is a great activity for all ages. Please see the link below for the full content.
      Learning:
        Children over 3 years old are developing an understanding of the effect they have on others and because of this will often want to help in tasks such as baking. We can teach children how to follow a recipe which improves literacy skill. We can also discuss quantities and how to measure it. This activity supports a child’s self-confidence as they often feel pride in something they have made and shared with the entire family.

Melting Wax Craft

Instructions:

    Select around 5 wax crayons and attach them to a piece of card or canvas with either glue or by placing pins at the back of the crayon. Then using a hairdryer (approx. 30cm away from the crayons) slowly heat the crayons and start to watch them melt to create an amazing piece of art.
      Learning:
        This is a great science activity to explore transformation. Children can observe the effects of temperature on their environment by watching crayon transform from solid to liquid. We can also teach children about colour blending and introduce new words in relation to colour such as mauve, sapphire or viridescent.

Easy Mango Ice

Serves 10

    Ingredients:
      400g Frozen diced mango, 3 Limes - juiced and the zest of 2, ½ - 1tsp honey, optional
        Method:
        • 1. Put the frozen diced mango, the juice and zest of the limes into the food processor and blend.
        • 2. Pour onto a large, shallow tray - cover and freeze overnight.
        • 3. To serve, shave with an ice-cream scoop or fork into serving dishes.

Time Capsule

Instructions:

    Create a time capsule by using a glass bottle or a nondegradable box. Find items around the home that reflect the time in which we live and put these in the capsule. The children can decorate their time capsule and then find a safe and secure place to bury or conceal it. Next, save the date in which you would like to retrieve your capsule and wait!
      Learning:
        A time capsule is a great way to help your child understand the concept of past, present and future. They can create their own unique time capsule and then choose what items they would like to put inside it such as, photos, pictures, drawings or other sentimental belongings. It is a great way to learn about why such things are important to them - enhancing their personal, social and emotional development.

Ink Experiment

Instructions:

    In this video LEYF’s Pre-School teacher, Lukas will be showing you how to bring science play alive with items found around the home. Please see the link below for the full content
      Learning:
        Science activities can develop children’s cognitive skills such as, reasoning, problem-solving and hypothesising. It can also strengthen their scientific vocabulary. In this activity, children will see the power of water. The topic of water can be discussed further for example, how water is used for farming and as an energy source.