The manipulative for this weeks is small toys. I couldn't resist making a play activity based on Adam's favourite small toy of all time - the toy car! we have very few shape adventures I decided to create a Learning Shapes With Toy Cars activity.
We enhanced the water tray by adding a washing line. As well as wringing the clothes of water and in turn developing gross motor skills they also developed their fine motor skills by squeezing open the pegs! Also lots of fun!
Balancing Pompoms on Pool Noodles. The pupil uses a tweezers to pick up each small pompom and then they balance each one on a hole in the 'noodle'. It is easily made with cut slices from a polystyrene pool noodle and some pompoms and some tweezers.