Animal inspired activities at Greengables Day Nursery
After using the topic of ‘perspectives’ as inspiration for their learning, children from Greengables Day Nursery in Owlsmoor decided to focus on different animals from environments across the world who are all under threat from climate change.
From researching polar bears that live in areas where ice caps are melting to those who are united in being at risk due to deforestation, pre-schoolers from the day nursery on Yeovil Road used various methods such as books, videos and trays filled with resources, toys and props to gain a better understanding of the subject.
Following their investigations, the children took a particular interest in tigers, where they live and why they are endangered. This led to reading beloved children’s book ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr, acting out the story and creating a related table filled with props from the story such as china teacups and saucers.
Greengables Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Julia Grant explained;
“We are always keen to follow the children’s interests in nursery and this is a topic which they have particularly enjoyed. Not only have we had a brilliant time re-enacting The Tiger Who Came to Tea but finding out more about the animals behind the story. We regularly take part in environmentally-themed activities, which the pre-schoolers love and have recently even won a Woodland Trust award for.”