We took our classes into the hall, seated them in groups and asked them to close their eyes. They were just bursting with curiosity! What were we up to?
Once we had placed the containers on the floor, they had an opportunity to discover what was under the lids. It was Jelly!
The best part of it all.. they were allowed to put their fingers into it, even their whole hands! Once they had done this we got them to give us words to describe what it felt like. We got some interesting words and reactions.
After this we went down onto the field to play in the water and make as big a 'splosh" as we could. Whilst doing this we made mud and the children had the opportunity to feel it between their toes. They could just imagine how the poor duck felt when he landed in the mud!
After our fun it was back to the classroom to write some poems using the words that we had given. They really turned out well, please feel free to pop in and read them, they are displayed on the back wall of our classroom.