On Tuesday we talked about the ancient Olympics and how the winners used to receive wreaths as prizes rather than medals. The children found this fascinating. We also discussed how some of the sports were a little different than modern day Olympic games. We were pretty sure there was no BMX racing back then!
We made wreaths out of green card on one activity table. We used a strip of green to form a headband. The children used a cereal box leaf template to trace around to make their own leaves. We made 6 each and glued them onto the headband. Its nice to notice the development in cutting skills as the year progresses. Most children can now cut on or very close to the line and hold their scissors correctly.
On another activity table we finished off the medals we started making last week. We made them from air dry clay so we had to let them dry for a few days before painting them. We let them dry on one side and then flipped them over the next day to allow the other side to dry. Most of the children had chosen to put a one on their medal so we used gold paint and also provided silver paint for the one child who put a number two on her medal. The paint dried by the end of the day so we threaded some purple curling ribbon through the medals and the children proudly wore them home.