Today we were introduced to a surprise parcel that links to the new story that we will be exploring for the next two weeks. The parcel was wrapped up, and we had to use some of our senses to try and guess what would be inside, and then what story it could be from.
We passed the parcel around the circle and here are some of the children’s responses:
What does it feel like?
#ooj It feels squiggly.
#dg Potatoes, sounds like potatoes.
#gk It’s soft at the sides. I think its eggs in the box.
#lj The Little Red Hen wrapped it up for us so we can open it.
#ms It feels hot and soft. It’s a ball.
#as It shakes like seeds.
What does is smell like?
#gj Its like peas.
#dm Smells like food.
Can you hear anything when you shake it?
#ws A popping machine
#rp It makes a sound
After some thinking time and questioning, the children opened up the parcel to discover a box of gingerbread men!
I asked the children “so what story could the gingerbread men be from?”
#rr A story about food.
#ws The Gingerbread Man story!
The children were introduced to the story of the Gingerbread Man. We read it and talked about the events, and we saw how the Little Old Man and the Little Old Lady baked some gingerbread men, just like the ones in our box!
We will now continue to learn about this story for the next two weeks.
L (R) 22-36/30-50
C+L (U) 22-36/30-50
C+L (S) 22-36/30-50
UW (TW) 22-36/30-50
Playing and Exploring/Active Learning/Creating and Thinking Critically