Fun at Farnborough this October
It has been such a busy month so far at Footsteps Farnborough – our jaws are aching from the smiling and laughing we have been doing! Before we even try and remember all the activities, exploring, crafts and learning we have done, we wanted to take this opportunity to give credit where it is due. We want to give our thanks to our amazing team of staff. Our incredible Manager Claire alongside her team Alexa, Helen, Tina and Sarah who all work so hard and give the children the most imaginative, unique and educational experiences. They are always looking for new ideas to extend the children’s learning and source resources and activities in their own time – always going above and beyond. We are super proud of them all and it is such a pleasure to have them on Team Footsteps.
Autumn and all that comes with this month of colours and changing environment has given us so many opportunities for wonderful activities. We have enjoyed creative arts and crafts such as painted footprints, forest creatures made of playdough and boats and bubbles in muddy puddles to learn about floating and sinking.
We always look for multi-sensory ways to learn. We have loved looking at leaves, conkers, sticks and interesting things we have been finding on our Forest visits and using these to aid our learning in Forest School. We have also been spreading our fairy wings and creating our very own fairy gardens.
We have been playing at Great British Bake Off and learnt to make bread. Not just any bread though – we made woodland creatures – learning how yeast works, the magic of how it rises rand practising lots of fine motor skills. We also made some gorgeous owls from items we found at Forest School with Tina.
We’ve been bringing the colours of Autumn inside too with lots of experiments with colour on our fantastic light box table. We have been developing our hand-eye co-ordination with tweezers and coloured pom poms.
With October comes of course those autumn favourites – pumpkins – not just for Halloween we have been finding lots of ways to use them. From seeing how paint drips over the sides, copying them in pictures, making bird feeders by filling them with seeds and using sticks for perches. Our Halloween themed fun didn’t stop there with skeletons buried in our mud garden and pumpkin volcanoes there was plenty to get our hands dirty with some ghastly activities.
Not just fun for the children but even the staff have got in on the act with some spooktacular dressing up and glowstick dancing in the dark – we don’t think the professionals on strictly have anything to be worried about!
With loose parts play, role play, outside play, imaginative play and messy play – we hope that the children have gone home as happy and exhausted as we have!
Team Footsteps x