The babies have been baking and really enjoyed exploring the ingredients used to make biscuits. They took turns pouring the ingredients in to the bowl and used the spoon to mix the ingredients together trying to keep everything in the bowl! Next they used a roller to roll the dough out flat and then attempted to use the cutters. With a little adult help to push the cutters through the dough they made some great shapes.
The babies have also been having a great time with sensory play, exploring lots of textures. The children helped add different materials in to the bags, such as glittery water, pasta, oil and water, flour, dough and paint. Then placing the bags on our easel, the children independently accessed the sensory bags to feel all the different textures and choose their favourite.
Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials, 8-20months – Explores and experiments with a range of media through sensory exploration, and using whole body.
Physical Development: Moving and Handling, 8-20months – Enjoys the sensory experience of making marks in damp sand, paste or paint
Communication and Language: Listening and attention, 8-20 months – Concentrates intently on an object or activity of own choosing for short periods.