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The manipulative for this weeks #ToolsForLearning is small toys. I couldn't resist making a play activity based on Adam's favourite small toy of all time - the toy car! As we have very few shape adventures I decided to create a Learning Shapes With Toy Cars activity.

Learning Shapes With Toy Cars

Learning Shapes With Toy Cars. Create your own shaped road tracks using black sandpaper. Teach your toddler or preschooler their shapes with a triangle, square, circle, rectangle, pentagon and octagon road track.

outdoor play, early years - lovely way to display learning

outdoor play, early years - lovely way to display learning. Would be fun to continue to add pictures of outdoor learning throughout the school year.

Marie's Childminding has tied 2 garden arches together & fastened reed screening over the top to make a new play space (",)

with silk canopy - Marie's Childminding has tied 2 garden arches together & fastened reed screening over the top to make a new play space (",)

Reuse tires

let the children play: imaginative play in a tyre. Great idea for natural small world play, will go great next to my new fairy garden!

Our new small world gravel area...construction vehicles, dinosaurs, minibeasts, so many ideas. The gravel was kindly donated from Interline Builders Merchants

"EY FroTeachers- wow your kids and their parents this year- a small construction area- add construction vehicles, hard hats, blocks and pictures. We don't have to copy everything-but inspiration is a point that blooms new teaching ideas.

Make toadstools out of cut logs and repurposed wooden salad bowls (!!!).

51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

Make toadstools out of cut logs and repurposed wooden salad bowls (! Get this adorable DIY here.