In Pre-school we have developed our role play area into a dress making station, with the aim of expanding the children’s opportunities to make & create their own clothing to wear.
The children were inspired by the different materials hanging around the area, the colours, patterns and photos of different ideas of clothing that they could make. This activity allowed Pre-school to become more independent using one handed tools and equipment by using, washable pens to draw their own designs on the fabric and using scissors to cut their design out from the material. Using pegs the children attached different pieces of material onto their clothes, one child told us, “I am Captain America!”, as he pegged another piece of material onto the back of his top, whilst another child said, “Look I made a princess dress!”, as she twirled around the room!
Physical Development: Moving and Handling, 30-50 months
– Uses one-handed tools and equipment.
– Holds pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses it with good control.
Mathematics: Shape, space and measure, 30-50 months
– Interest in shapes in the environment.
– Uses shapes appropriately for tasks.
Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials, 30-50 months
– Beginning to be interested in and describe the texture of things.
– Realises tools can be used for a purpose.
– Engages in imaginative role-play based on own first-hand experience.
– Uses available resources to create props for role-play.