HIDE AND SEEK - NURSERY PRACTITIONERS
SHANARRI & CfE EXPERIENCES AND OUTCOMES
I have experimented with imaginative ways such as modeling and drawing to represent the world around me. SOC 0-09a
I am learning to move my body well, exploring how to manage and control it and finding how to use and share space. HBW- 021a
I explore and discover the interesting features of my local environment to develop an awareness of the world around me. SOC 0-07a
I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible. HWB 0-16a
Printable Learning Intentions resource below.
CREATE YOUR ADVENTURE TOOL KIT & SECTION VOCABULARY BUILDER
Print and laminate resources, ready to explore the playground and/or local environment. Thread sets of word banks onto keyrings for practitioners.
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HIDE AND SEEK PLAYGROUND ADVENTURES
MAP MAKING - BIG ART
- Encourage your children to draw/paint the hiding places from your Yeti Safety Inspection.
- Cut out the pictures and mount them on a large piece of paper to make a map (as shown).
- Re-visit the playground with your yetis, and follow the map with your children to point out safe places to hide.
- Pin on the wall and add a few of the children's 'safety' comments captured during the previous 'inspection' activity.
- Encourage the children to share the map with their parents/carers.
ADD A LITTLE MAGIC WITH A 'YETI YET'
- Teaching your children to use the word YET when they are struggling is a powerful tool in developing a Growth Mindset.
- Changing, “I can’t do it.” to, “I can’t do it YET, but I will if I keep trying.” makes success much less 'black and white' and leaves children with the confidence that they WILL get there if they persevere.
- This can be done with younger children by encouraging them to add a magical yeti yet and helping them to reframe their thinking.
- Use the story of 'The Yeti's Roar' to introduce the concept, and enjoy the yeti songs below to reinforce the importance of keeping trying.
- Share some of the things you can't do YET with your children and reframe as above e.g. "I can't run a mile YET ... but I will if I keep trying."
- Work with your children to do the same, suggesting things from their own learning journeys.
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