Sensory Overload?

posted 16 May 2014, 13:39 by Rosy Ritchie
As always in our planning at Freshford Preschool we try to make lots of links in what the children are experiencing during their PreSchool session and at Forest School, for that reason we took the current fascination in our senses into the forest this week. We took the familiar faces of Patsy and Catherine and two wonderful parent volunteers with us on a 'feely walk' into the forest. Once at our base, we emptied our collecting bags of all their treasures and sorted the contents into groups of rough, smooth, spikey, soft and sticky. Amongst the treasures were feathers, holly, bark and wild garlic leaves. Can your child still describe what they feel like?
    During play we built dens, balanced on the Burma bridge and played at the forest cafe. After snack we talked about our sense of hearing. We got into small groups of 3 and 4 and found sticks to make into beaters, we used them to make different sounds on tree trunks, stones, the ground.....We decorated, whittled and labelled them. We later used them to beat out 'I am the Music Man song'.
Next week we will be using our tools including saws and pegs to creat something unique.