Sunday, November 13, 2011

We changed our plan

We have a wide age range of children at playgroup from 3 months to 5 year olds. Today we had Christmas craft organised but none of the older children turned up. We had a room of 1 year olds, babies and 1 two year old so we had to rethink our craft ideas. So we did finger painting on the table and then pressed white paper on top to make prints and all the children had aturn (Except the  babies)
This need, to be suitable to many ages and stages, is why many playgroups stick to the tried and true activities that can be enjoyed by all.

We do:
  • playdough everyweek, putting out different implements each time
  • beanbags
  • balls
  • painting on easels
  • blocks and duplo
  • obstacle course
  • puzzles for different stages
  • board books
  • musical instruments
  • singing
  • parachute games
  • kitchen
  • tea set
  • large plastic animals
  • chalk
  • crayons
Photo thanks to souldestine

Do you have any suggestions for play activities that work with lots of different ages?
We would love to hear them.

1 comment:

  1. I've recently been having a go at Land Art with kids - making pictures and sculptures out of natural materials. Huge hit with ages 2- 12 so far. Making fairy tee pees was also a winner for all ages. No clean up afterwards was a huge highlight!


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