Theme: My Body  

Subtheme: Snow, Rain and Wind  


Activities according to this month’s Theme:  


My body  
  • Learning about different body parts   
  • Body parts sorting  
  • Pointing at different body parts 
  • Body tracing  
  • Different foot and hand painting  
  • Washing hands and teeth procedure 
  • Five senses activities (Smell, feel, taste, hear, see)  
  • Dressing up skills – putting on shoes, removing clothes etc  


Exercise and fitness  
  • Nursery rhymes that include body movements – Row row your boat, Hokey Pokey, Head shoulder knees and toes etc)  
  • Learning about the importance of eating healthy (healthy food vs unhealthy food, bad teeth vs good teeth, healthy drinks etc)  
  • Gross motor activities: tossing games, yoga, body awareness, body balancing, obstacle courses and different body exercises  
  • Learning different directions and positions  


  • Learning about different manners (how to say sorry, please and thankyou  
  • Sneezing and coughing etiquette  
  • Social skills – turn taking, sharing skills, communication skills (making an invitation card for the Tea Party)  
  • Table etiquette – Tea Party   


Snow, Rain and Wind  
  • Snow activities – snow faces, snow construction, writing in the snow, colouring the snow, driving in the snow (car safety procedures), Snowball fight  
  • Nursery rhymes about rain and snow (Rain rain go away, Snow is falling etc)  
  • Learning about clouds and rain (cloud collages, rain sticks, cloud sensory bin etc)  
  • Pretend play – using an umbrella  
  • Wind activities – making a kite, moving things with a straw, wind chimes activity, pinwheel crafts.  


Learning intentions and learning outcomes  


Math, Science and Academic skills  


  • Matching and sorting skills  
  • Learning different body parts  
  • Learning about different sizes  


Physical Development skills  
  • Gross motor skills: body balancing, tossing skills, yoga skills, body awareness 
  •  Fine motor skills: pointing skills, pincer and palmar grasp, scribbling skills  


Language, Literacy and Listening skills 
  • Comprehension skills 
  • Self-regulation pf attention during circle time and activities  
  • Exposure to new vocabulary  
  • Language skills – sentence structure, pre-writing skills  


Behavioural and Social skills 
  • Cooperation and teamwork during activities 
  • Sense of self and self-care 
  • Help during clean up  
  • Independent skills  


Logic and Reasoning  
  • Connecting and recognizing similarities  
  • Understanding symbols and representations  
  • Concentration skills  


Cognitive and Developmental skills 
  • Pretend play  
  • Using imagination through arts and crafts 
  • Appreciation of nursery rhymes

Theme: Valentine  

Subtheme: Red Ted  


Activities according to this month’s theme:  


  • Arts and crafts about hearts: heart shaped binoculars, heart printing (toilet paper roll, finger prints, stamps), feely hearts, hear handprints, heart threading (fine motor practice), heart puzzles, tape resist heart art, shaken painted hearts, heart treasure hunt, different sized hearts etc  
  • Valentine Fine motor activities: scavenger hunt, wreath craft, scribbling, collages, different valentine sensory bins, scissors practice activities.  
  • Valentine Gross motor activities: jumping on hearts, walking in a straight line towards cupid, musical hearts game etc  
  • Other Valentine activities: valentine sensory bottles, alphabet and number heart sorting game, colour sorting games, learning about cupid – A visit from cupid  
  • Learning about the colour red – mixing red, learning about different red objects, food and animals, red sensory bins, painting with red.  


  •  Learning about bears – how do they look? where do bears live? What do bears eat?  
  •  Different kind of bears – brown bear, polar bear, koala bear, panda bear, black bear  
  •  Bear dramatic play – putting the bear to sleep, bear hunt, feeding a bear, Bear picnic (bring a bear from home)  
  • Story telling – Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, Paddington bear, Winnie the Pooh, 
  • Nursery Rhymes – Teddy bear teddy bear turn around, Round and round the garden, Teddy bear teddy bear say goodnight  
  •  Bears arts and crafts – paper plate bear, bear collage, bear mask, fork painting bear, bear footprints, painting with fur.  
Compare and match different size bears 
  • Fine motor activities -lacing, activities with buttons, gummy bear sorting, bear sensory bins.  
  • Gross motor activities – fishing activities, bear parade, bear dance and freeze, teddy bear hide and seek Learning about caves – who lives in the cave? (bats, bears), how does a cave look like? (dark), hibernation activity, cave painting  


Learning intentions and learning outcomes  
  • Math, Science and Academic skills  
  • Identifying colours  
  • Comparing and matching shapes  
  • Observing and participating during activities  


Physical Development skills  
  • Gross motor skills – creative movement through dancing, jumping skills, control of upper body, body awareness.  
  • Fine motor skills – threading, scissors skills, scribbling, improving palmar and pincer grasp  


Language, Literacy and Listening skills  
  • Learning colour names and pronunciations  
  • Exposure to new vocabulary  
  • Self-regulation of attention and behaviour during activities, circle time and story time  


Logic and Reasoning  
  •  Learning about the cause and effect (ex. Mixing colours)  
  •  Connecting and recognizing similar shapes and colours  
  •  Concentration skills  


Cognitive and Developmental skills  
  • Independent play  
  • Participating in group activities  
  • Developing caring attitude  


Behavioural and Social skills  
  • Turn taking skills  
  • Develop emotional self-regulation 
  • Cooperation skills  

Theme: Spring  

Subtheme: Walter the Waltzing Worm  


Activities according to this month’s theme  


  • Learning about the butterfly lifecycle  
  • Activities about caterpillars – caterpillar sensory table, circle printing (caterpillar), caterpillar necklace, feed the caterpillar game, egg carton caterpillar  
  • Activities about butterflies – illustrations of different butterflies, butterfly treasure hunt, sensory butterfly box, creating butterflies (toilet paper rolls, handprints, paper plates), butterfly pretend play, paper plate butterfly, butterfly pasta sensory tub, giant butterflies, sponge printing butterflies, butterfly pretend play – Fly fly Butterfly activity  
  • Learning about different bugs and insects  
  • Listening to different bug sounds  
  • Bugs and insects’ arts and crafts – handprint spider, bug painting, spider web sticker art, lady bug paper plate, yarn wrapped bee, painting with insects, bugs and insects jar, dressing up like insects and bugs, counting with insects, hidden insects and bugs, parachute and bugs activity.  
  • Gross motor activities – walking on spider’s web, dancing like insects, crawling through the caterpillar tube  
  • Insect inspection – counting body parts, counting insects, observing insect pictures and plastic insects  
  • Learning about nature – what do we find in the nature? What colours do we see? What sounds do we hear?   
  • Nature activities – using binoculars, scavenger hunt, painting with nature, sticky nature wall, nature collage, frozen nature sensory play, nature cutting tray, leaf threading, scent jars, nature sensory bags / bins, playdough nature prints, nature soup, tree bark rubbings, spray bottle nature art, leaf puppets, nature shapes  
  • Learning about spring – how is the weather in spring? , spring colours, learning about sounds we hear in spring, learning about different flower names  
  • Spring activities – spring flower fine motor tray, celery spring flower printing, spring sensory bottles, what’s hiding in the grass? flower colour matching, bottle flower printing,  
  • Learning about camping – campfire stories, camping stories and camping games, painting with marshmallows, learning about stars and night time, Camping Day  
  • Activities with mud – cleaning up mud, gardening, mud painting, bugs in mud, clay play, cars in mud, construction with mud, edible mud activities  
  • Activities with worms – spaghetti collages, playdough and worms, counting worms, painting with worms, wiggly worm sensory play, making a worm, investigating worms, feeding worms  


Learning intentions and learning outcomes  


  • Math, Science and Academic skills  
  • Learning different about insects and bugs  
  • Learning about different sizes (big and small)  
  • Learning shapes  


Physical development skills  
  •  Gross motor skills: using imagination with gross motor skills, walking on a line, dancing skills  
  •  Fine motor skills: using fine motor skills in arts and crafts, developing pincer grasp, threading skills  


Language, Literacy and Listening skills  
  •  Learning new vocabulary (nature materials, insects and bugs)  
  •  Comprehension skills  
  •  Improving attention span  
  •  Learning number pronunciation  


Logic and Reasoning  
  •  Improve memory skills  
  •  Concentration skills  
  •  Logical connection between action and reaction  


Cognitive and Developmental skills  
  •  Notice different features of nature, insects and bugs  
  •  Explore cause and effect  
  •  Observing skills  
  •  Pretend play   


Behavioural and Social skills  
  •  Cooperation skills  
  •  Responsibility for actions  
  •  Social interaction  
  •  Team work

Theme: Pond Life  

Subtheme: Easter  


Activities according to this month’s theme  


Pond’s life 
  •  Learning about Pond Life 

- What lives in the Pond? (frogs, ducks, fish, birds etc)  

- Different Pond songs (1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive, 5 Little Ducks)  

- Pond life sensory tables  

- Things that sink vs things that float in ponds  


  • Activities about frogs  

- What colour is the frog? (colour matching and colour sorting, green sensory bin) 

- Creating a frog (paper plates, handprints, paper bags, frog masks) - Frog foot printing - Feed the frog activity  

- Frogs and water beads  

- A day as a frog 

- Lily pad gross motor activity  

- Life Cycle of a Frog  


  •  Activities about Ducks  

- What sound does a duck make? (duck pretend play)  

- Duck Pond Water Play  

- Duck feet printing  

- Duck handprint  

- Counting ducks  


  • Easter  

- Learning about Easter – different Easter animals, Easter eggs  

- Egg arts and crafts – cotton bud painting, toothbrush painting, wet chalk colouring, marble painting, tissue paper collage, rolling egg painting, sticker Easter egg, finger painting, foil colouring  

- Bunny activities – bunny hat, Easter bunny bowling, bunny tail, paper plate bunny, bunny mask, bunny hand print and footprint, pretending to be a bunny – Hop Bunny activity, what does a bunny eat? 

- Chick activities – scissors skills chick, paper plate chick, potato printing, chick handprint and foot prints, chicken tracks.  

- Decorating Figolli  

- Boiled eggs vs raw eggs experiment (which one will crack)  

- Painting with carrots  



Learning Intentions and Learning Outcomes  


Math, Science and Academic skills  
  •  Identify and compare shapes  
  •  Learning about different animal names, colours and sizes  
  •  Identify and compare letters  


Physical Development skills  
  • Fine motor skills – bingo marking, fine motor skills, construction skills, scissors skills  
  • Gross motor skills – walking in a straight line, galloping, running, tossing skills  


Language, Literacy and Listening skills  
  • Understanding and following rules  
  • Learning about cowboys, horses and western related vocabulary 
  • Learning colours and pronunciation  
  • Self-regulation of attention during activities, circle times and flashcards  


Logic and Reasoning  
  • Making connections and recognizing similarities  
  • Problem solving through activities  
  • Concentration skills  


Cognitive and Developmental skills  
  • Creativity and imagination activities  
  • Pretend play  
  • Improve memory skills  


Behavioural and Social skills  
  • Understanding other’s feelings and needs  
  • Engaging in activities  
  • Learning to imitate other’s actions 

Theme: The Enchanted Forest  

Subtheme: Mother’s Day  


Activities according to this month’s theme  


  • Learning about the forest – trees, flowers, paths etc  
  • Learning about castles, Kings and Queens, knights, Prince and Princesses and royalty  
  •  Activities regarding the enchanted forest – paper plate carriage, fairy dust sensory writing tray, Queen’s cup activity, shimmery shoes, fairy soup, fairy houses, magic wands (straw wands, lollipop sticks), jewel inspector, different sensory bins and bottles, making crowns (designing crowns, cone shaped princess hats, paper plate crowns)  
  •  Fine motor activities – writing with a quill (feather), unicorn threading, princess playdough dress up, treasure chest drop, cutting the princess hair  
  •  Activities with alphabet and numbers - finding hidden numbers in sensory bins, counting castles, learning letters through flashcards related to the enchanted forest (king and queen, castles)  
  •  Learning colours and shapes – recognizing colours and shapes in the enchanted forest (star in a magic wand, dragons are green), matching colours and shapes, learning colours and shapes through arts and crafts  
  •  Activities regarding castles – castle flags, castle banners, building a castle, castle blowing, ice castles, toilet paper roll castles, castle obstacle course  
  •  Story telling – learning different fantasy stories (Goldilocks, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin  
  •  Dramatic play – castle roleplay, brushing hair like a princess, dressing up (Royal Dance), puppet theatre, sitting on a throne, watching self in mirror, magic carpet pretend play, unicorn pretend play  
  •  Activities about knights – knight sword, knight shield, night hat, balancing activity, Knight Parade  
  •  Learning about dragons – learning about fire and fire safety, fire breathing toilet paper roll dragon, dragon hats, feeding the dragon, paper plate dragon, paper cup dragon, dragon track   
  •  Mother’s Day arts and crafts  



Learning Intentions and Learning outcomes  


Math, Science and Academic skills  
  • Understanding size, shapes and patterns  
  • Ability to count verbally  
  • Identifying more and less of a quantity  


Physical Development skills  
  • Gross motor skills – balancing skills, marching skills, creative movement through dancing, body awareness  
  • Fine motor skills – construction skills, manipulating of objects, prewriting skills, cutting skills, scribbling skills  


Language, Literacy and Listening skills  
  •  Learning new vocabulary  
  •  Learning to listen and follow instructions  
  •  Develop listening skills during puppet shows, storytelling and circle time  
  •  Self- regulation of attention and behaviour during activities  


Logic and Reasoning  
  • Learning about cause and effect  
  • Connecting and recognizing similar objects  
  • Understanding object permanence  


Cognitive and Developmental skills  
  •  Using creative and imaginative skills through arts and crafts  
  •  Pretend play skills  
  •  Appreciating different music and movement  
  •  Sensory play  


Behavioural and Social skills  
  • Participating in group activities  
  • Feeding skills  
  • Independent play  
  • Self-care skills

Theme: Sunny Summer  

Subtheme: Father’s Day  


Activities according to this month’s theme  


  • Learning about the weather in Summer (observing the weather outside, importance of sun protection, what do we wear in summer)  
  • Activities about the sun   

- Learning about shadows (silhouette and shadow play, exploring reflections and shadows using CDs, moving shadows etc)  

- What colour is the Sun? (yellow sensory bins, colour sorting and colour matching)  

- Exploring things that melt in the sun (ice, chocolate etc)  

- Arts and crafts: sun catchers, sun visor, handprints, painting etc  

- Nursery rhymes about the sun (Mr Sun, You are my sunshine, Here comes the Sun)  

- Learning about sunglasses (creating sunglasses, putting on glasses, seeing differently with glasses)  


 Summer activities  

- Beach party  

- Activities regarding the sea: learning about sea creatures (fish, crab, sea horse, starfish etc), learning about different sea transport (boat, ship, canoes etc), water play, summer food, sand play, creating fans etc  

- Lemonade day  

- Arts and crafts: slide painting activity, painting with frozen paint cubes, colouring shells, ice-cream puffy painting, marble painting, texture walk sensory play, shaving cream carwash  

- Colours and shapes summer activities: sorting colourful pom pom drop, frozen rainbow eruptions, frozen water beads sensory activity, colour sensory bags, bins and bottles, colour hunt activity, colour experiments, sticker sorting, ice-cream shape matching, shape hunt 

- Numbers summer activities: counting with melon seeds, counting while building with blocks, finding hidden numbers, ice-cream math, dice games, number boats activity, matching numbers  

- Alphabet summer activities: feed the shark alphabet activity, learning letters with ocean creatures (O is for octopus, F is for Fish), fishing for letters, digging for alphabet shells  


  •  Father’s Day arts and crafts  




Learning Intentions and Learning outcomes  


Math, Science and Academic skills  
  •  Comparison of colours, numbers and alphabet  
  •  Observation skills  
  •  Learning to categorise  


Physical Development skills  
  •  Fine motor skills – practicing pincer grasp during activities, improving palmar grasp, handeye coordination  
  • Gross motor skills – body awareness, dancing skills, sitting skills, coordination of arms, dancing skills  


Language, Literacy and Listening skills  
  • Comprehension skills  
  • New vocabulary (Learning about the sun and things related to summer)  
  • Improving listening skills (during activities and circle time)  
  • Learning about colours, shapes and number pronunciation  


Logic and Reasoning  
  • Recognize and imitate different actions  
  • Improve memory skills  
  • Logical connection between action and reaction  
  • Improve concentration skills  


Cognitive and Developmental skills  
  • Sensory and imaginative play  
  • Appreciate different musical sounds  
  • Understanding basic concepts (concept of time – wait)  


Behavioural and Social skills  
  • Improving sharing and turn taking skills  
  • Social skills through group activities  
  • Understanding what is wrong and what is right

Theme: Bubbles and Balls  

Subtheme: Colours  


Activities according to this month’s theme  


Learning about bubbles 

 - Making bubbles with a straw 

 - Blowing bubbles  

- Hammer game (bubble wrap + hammers)  

- Hula hoop massive bubbles  

- Counting with bubbles  

- Bubble wands  

- Bubble wrap run and bubble wrap stomping  

- Soap bubbles activities (bath time routine  

- washing babies, washing toys, carwash) - Discovery bubbles theme bottles  

- Gross motor skills  – chasing bubbles  


Learning about circles 

 - Activities with bingo markers  

- Learning opposites – up and down, far and close, big and small, many and few  

- Exploring different round objects (fruit - oranges, pizza, cookies etc, toys – wheels, rings, mirror etc)   

- Ice-cream Day  

- Counting circles  


 Gross motor activities with bubbles and balls  

- Catching bubbles  

- Parachute and plastic balls activity  

- Transporting balls in tubes  

- Circle hop activity  

- Different sports with balls (football, baseball, basketball, golf, bowling) – Sports Day - Different movements with large exercise ball  

 Fine motor activities with balls  

- Ball painting  

- Exploring different felt balls  

- Ball drop activity  

- Cotton but painting  

- Shaping a ball (using playdough, paper, food)  

- Pompom sorting  

  •  Experiments – sink vs float (peeled orange vs unpeeled orange), heavy vs light (a golf ball vs a basketball)  
  •  Arts and crafts with colours (rainbow collage, finger painting, learning about traffic lights, coloured noodle sensory play, macaroni mosaics, mixing colours, blow painting, sort and match different coloured socks)  


Learning Intentions and Learning outcomes  


Math, Science and Academic skills  
  •  Counting verbally  
  •  Recognizing and matching colours  
  •  Recognizing and matching shapes  
  •  Observing and participating during experiments  


Physical Development skills  
  • Fine motor skills: threading skills, pointing skills, pincer and palmar grasp skills  
  • Gross motor skills: body awareness, body balancing, running and hopping skills  


Language, Literacy and Listening skills  
  • Learning about bubbles, balls and circles  
  • Learning about different colours  
  • Improving listening skills  
Logic and Reasoning  
  • Concentration skills  
  • Learning about cause and effect  
  • Classification skills  


Cognitive and Developmental skills  
  • Understanding basic concepts (concept of time: stop)  
  • Take on pretend roles  
  • Observing skills  


Behavioural and Social skills 
  • Developing sitting tolerance  
  • Body awareness  
  • Working in a team

Theme: Going on a Cruise Ship  

Subtheme: Off to the Caribbean  


Activities according to this month’s theme  


Activities on a cruise ship  
  • What can we see? ( sea, sun, clouds, dolphins, whales)  
  • Different songs (Row, row ,your boat , A sailor went to sea…) 
  • Ocean life sensory tables  
  • Painting shells  
  • Things that sink vs things that float in ponds  
  • Card games(matching pictures) 
  • Water balloons  games  
  • Message in a bottle  
  • Musical instruments  
  • Spa activities  
  • Boat Origami with fish biscuits 
  • Sailor play pretend  
  • Packing a Suitcase  


Activities about Ocean creatures  
  • D is for dolphin  
  • Ocean Slime  
  • Sensory bottles  
  • Sand – shells  
  • Arts and crafts: paper plate fish, fish printing, fish collage, toilet paper roll fish  
  • Sand Castles  
  • Sand Art  
  • Beach Scavenger Hunt  
  • Water beads Sensory Play  
  • Paper Plate Sea Horse , hand print crabs, star fish with honey loops.  


Activities about the Caribbean  
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Nursery Rhyme  
  • Paper cups parrot  
  • Painting on Pebbles  
  • Threading tissue paper flowers  
  • Bowling with Coconuts  
  • Erupting Volcano experiment  
  • Fruit Smoothies  
  • Foot Print Flip Flops  


Learning Intentions and Learning outcomes  


Math, Science, and Academic skills  
  • Identify and compare different shapes  
  • Colour matching  
  • Observing and participating during science experiments  


Physical development skills  
  • Fine motor skills: pincer grasp, threading skills, scribbling  
  • Gross motor skills: muscular strength, sitting down control, hopping skills  


Language, Literacy and Listening skills  
  • Learning about ocean life  
  • Learning different colours  
  • Self-regulation during activities  


Logic and Reasoning skills  
  • Learning about different sizes  
  • Learning about cause and effect  
  • Classification skills  
 Cognitive and Developmental skills  
  • Creative and imaginative skills  
  • Observing skills  
  • Pretend play skills  
Behavioural and Social skills  
  • Learning to make choices  
  • Turn taking skills  
  • Learning about the importance of rules

Theme: Fall on the Farm  

Subtheme: Fruit and Vegetables/ Graduation  


Activities according to this month’s theme  


Learning about fall   
  • Different fall colours  
  • Fall fine motor activities:  feely boxes and sensory bottles, leaf lacing, leaf cutting  
  • Fall arts and crafts: leaf potato stamping, autumn wreath, squishy paint fall tree, nature collage, painting with nature, glittery pine cones, branch rubbing   
  • Learning about different trees (different fruit on trees, big and small trees)  
  • Nature yoga  


 Learning about the farm  
  • What kind of animals do we find on the farm?  
  • What do farm animals eat?  
  • Different animal sounds  
  • Songs about animals (Old McDonald, Bingo)  
  • Matching animals to pictures  
  • Different animal sizes (big and small)  
  • Stories about animals (The Three Little Pigs, The Little Red Hen, Old McDonald)  
  • Puppet shows with animals  
  • Animal puzzles  
  • Activities with animals (sheep shearing, pigs in mud, washing farm animals, paper plate animals, animal footprints, Milk the Cow)  


 Learning about different fruit and vegetables  
  • Exploring fruit and vegetables flashcards  
  • Different colours of fruit and vegetables  
  • Tasting different fruit and vegetables (exploring bitter and sweet tastes)  
  • Bring a fruit to school activity  
  • Investigating fruit and vegetables (whole, sliced, peeled and diced)  
  • Painting with fruit and vegetables  
  • Going to the market – Pretend Play  
  • Fruity water play  
  • Harvesting activity  
  • Different seeds in fruit and vegetables  
  • Fruit and vegetables colour sorting  


  • Graduations arts and crafts  


Learning Intentions and Learning outcomes  


Math, Science and Academic skills  
  • Understanding different sizes  
  •  Comparing and drawing different shapes  
  •  Understanding patterns  


Physical development skills  
  • Fine motor skills: ability to grab objects using various grasps (pincer, palmar, tripod grasp), hand dominance  
  • Gross motor skills: body awareness and movement planning, body awareness, postural control  


Language, Literacy and Reasoning skills  
  • Learning about the way stories are built  
  • Comprehension skills  
  • Understanding that symbols can symbolize something  


Logic and Reasoning skills  
  • Critical thinking and problem solving  
  • Concentration skills  
  • Recognize and imitate actions during activities   
Cognitive and Developmental skills  
  • Developing memory skills  
  • Better understanding of the world  
  • Multi-sensory approach  


Behavioural and Social skills  
  • Social interaction  
  • Engaging self during activities for a longer period  
  • Turn taking skills

Theme: The Sticky Pumpkin  

Subtheme: Halloween  


Activities according to this month’s theme 


Learning about pumpkin  
  • What colour are pumpkins? (orange sensory bins, orange matching and sorting, colour mixing pumpkin – red and yellow)  
  • Making a pumpkin (apple printing, paper plate pumpkin, toilet paper roll pumpkins, pumpkin collage, pumpkin masks, pumpkin puzzles)  
  • Learning shapes with pumpkins – pumpkin face shapes  
  • Pumpkin science exploration  
  • Counting with pumpkins – seed counting
  • Pumpkin day  


Sticky sensory activities  
  • Exploring sticky food  
  • Lollipop and jelly painting  
  • Finger painting  
  • Exploring tape -sticky side up tape activities, tape tangles, removing things that are stuck on tape - Sock walk – see what is stuck to the sock  
  • Exploring glue – making collages using different materials (paper, pasta, buttons, string, cotton butts, pompoms etc)  
  • Activities with Velcro – Velcro sticks activity, Velcro and foam chain, Velcro and pompoms, Velcro rollers  
  • Washing sticky things – washing paint away, washing dishes, washing toys  
  • Band aids games – turn taking band aid game, band aid Alphabet matching, band aid Doctor pretend play  
  • Hair gel activities – different hair gel discovery bags, hair gel sensory bottles, sensory tubs with gel and different materials  
  • Exploring the power of magnets – alphabet and numbers magnets activity, magnetic wands and tubes sensory bin, exploring magnets through sensory play, magnetic discovery bottles, magnetic fishing  
  • Sticky notes activities – exploring lines with sticky notes, sticky notes colouring, sticky notes colour matching, sticky note tower, decorating with sticky notes  


Halloween activities  
  • Halloween sensory activities – spider slime, spooky Halloween gloves, different Halloween sensory bins (spooky noodles, rice and spider sensory bin, monster sensory bin, pumpkin bath, stress ball balloon pumpkins etc)  
  • Halloween arts and crafts – toilet paper mummies, paper plate bats, Halloween masks, Halloween footprints and handprints 
  • Gross and fine motor activities - spider web walking game, pumpkin toss ghost bowling, spider obstacle races, pumpkin shape game, google eye monster activity, witch hat ring toss  
  • Crazy Hair Day  


Learning Intentions and Learning Outcomes  


Math, Science and Academic skills  
  • Identify and distinguish shapes  
  • Understanding different sizes  
  • Identify different colours  


Physical Development skills 
  • Fine motor skills: developing fine and palmar grasp, hand eye coordination  
  • Gross motor skills: maintaining table top posture, coordination skills, throwing skills  


Language, Literacy and Listening skills  
  • Exposure to new vocabulary  
  • Learning colours and shapes  
  • Ability to ask and answer questions  


Logic and Reasoning skills  
  • Logic thinking skills (problem solving)  
  • Concentration skills  
  • Learning about cause and effect  


Cognitive and developmental skills  
  • Interact with the environment 
  • Improve sensory processing  
  • Creativity and imagination  


Behavioural and Social skills  
  • Social interaction  
  • Learning about the importance of clean up  
  • Turn taking skills

Theme: Rain Forest  

Subtheme: Mad Science  


Activities according to this month’s theme:   


Learning about the forest  
  • What do we find in the forest? (trees, soil, leaves, flowers, rocks)  
  • What animals do we find in the forest? (snakes, monkeys, parrots, crocodiles etc)  
  • What sound do these animals make?  


  • Flowers arts and crafts – printing with flowers, flower counting, finger painted flowers, bottle printing flowers, flower arrangement activity  
  • Leaves arts and crafts – leaf rubbing, leaf brushes, leaf matching, leaf faces, hand print leaves, leave printing, picking up leaves, leaf twister game, number and letter leave matching  
  • Rocks activities – painting with rocks, different rocks (big vs small, heavy vs light), counting rocks, rock hunt, rock balancing, ice rocks, rock painting, washing rocks  
  • Activities about animals – paper plate animals, animal masks, animal footprints and handprints, paper plate animals, animal masks, animal tracks, animal puzzles, animal yoga, walking like animals, feeding animals activity, parrot feather counting, making shapes with a snake  
  • Nursery rhymes – 5 Little Monkeys, Row row row your boat, A silly slippery snake  



Mad Science activities  


  • Different colour art experiments (absorbent towels, milk and food colouring activity, melting crayons experiment, oil, water and food colouring experiment, lava lamps experiments)  
  • Fix it activities (putting back together a flashlight, using a hammer activity, tools and playdough fine motor fun)  
  • Investigation stations (magnifying glasses and different objects, moon sand, sensory play, nature investigation, cleaning rusty pennies)  
  • Investigating everyday musical instruments (different sounds with glasses, making sounds with rocks, different sensory bottles, paper plate tambourine)  
  • Other experiments – playdough creatures, bubble wrap dancing, ice balloons, Mentos and soda experiment, growing a plant  
  • A day as a Scientist  



Learning Intentions and Learning Outcomes  


Math, Science and Academic skills  
  • Identify and compare similar shapes  
  • Ability to count verbally (first forward)  
  • Understand different shapes  
  • Ability to observe and participate during science experiments  


Physical Development skills  
  • Fine motor skills: pointing skills, hand-eye coordination, grasping strength, construction skills  
  • Gross motor skills: body awareness, coordination skills, muscle planning through dancing  


Language, Literacy and Listening skills  
  • Observing skills  
  • Learning different colours  
  • Learning new vocabulary  


Logic and Reasoning skills  
  • Problem solving skills  
  • Learning about cause and effect  
  • Learning about big and small  


Cognitive and Developmental skills  
  • Imagination through arts and crafts  
  • Observational skills  
  • Appreciation of music  


Behavioural and Social skills  
  • Ability to make choices  
  • Cooperation skills  
  • Social interaction

Theme: Christmas around the World  

Subtheme: Winter and Winter animals  


Activities according to this month’s theme  


Learning about different Christmas traditions around the world  


               Christmas in Mexico  
  • Learning about different Mexican food, clothes, games, traditions and simple Mexican words (Feliz Navidav) etc  
  • Mexican Christmas activities: poinsettia crafts (painting with poinsettia, sponge painted poinsettias, tissue poinsettia)  
              Christmas in Australia  
  • Learning about Australian weather, animals and food etc  
  • Australian Christmas activities: Christmas crackers (Bon Bons), carols by candlelight, Australian Christmas food  
             Christmas in Germany  
  • Learning about German food, clothes, simple German words, flag etc  
  • German Christmas activities: gingerbread (printing, cooking, colouring and counting), gingerbread house, playdough  
             Other Christmas activities  
  • Christmas tree activities (decorating a tree, tree ball sorting, Christmas tree balance activity, paper plate tree, Christmas ornaments
  • Sensory bins (jingle bells sensory bin, Christmas ornaments sensory bin, Christmas colours sensory bin)  
Winter and Winter animal activities  
  • Learning about the weather in winter  
  • What do we wear in winter? (scarfs, boots, jackets, gloves, hats etc) - Mitten Day  
  • Learning about different winter animals (penguins, hedge hogs, winter bears etc)  




Learning Intentions and Learning outcomes  


Math, Science and Academic skills  
  • Recognizing shapes in the real world  
  • Explore measurements  
  • Recognizing numerals  


Physical Development skills 
  • Fine motor skills: hand mouth coordination, manipulation of different sized objects, manipulation of different object
  • Gross motor skills: balance skills, coordination skills, postural control  


Language, Literacy and Listening skills  
  • Learning new vocabulary about Christmas  
  • Learn letter sounds and pronunciation  
  • Comprehension skills  


Logic and Reasoning skills  
  • Recognize similarities 
  • Learning new skills through trial and error  
  • Memory skills  


Cognitive and Developmental skills  
  • Understand symbols  
  • Creativity and imagination  
  • Take on pretend roles  


Behavioural and Social skills  
  • Cooperation and teamwork  
  • Social interaction  
  • Self-regulation of attention and behaviour