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Sport Relief 2018- Get Involved!

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News Sportrelief1 | Sport Relief 2018- Get Involved! | Creative PlaySport Relief has come around once again and people all over Britain are getting involved by being active, raising money and changing lives!

This year Sport Relief is all about what ever moves you and gets you moving!

Sport is more than a kick about in the park. It helps form communities, improves health and well-being and ultimately saves lives!

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Many people have started contributing to such a great cause by joining the ‘Nations Billion Step Challenge’ which has been taking place since 17th March and will end 23rd March 18. You can submit your miles here and they will convert into steps. There are so many ways to get involved!!!

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Schools all over Britain have also got involved with such a great cause from sponsored miles to a classic school disco there are so many ways to raise money and change lives. have put together several ways you can get involved, you can find out more here…

Tom Daley has even got involved by setting new challenges for pupils. Join the many schools already involved in Hula Hoop Monday, Skip-a-thon Tuesday, Wet Wednesday, Boogie Thursday and Footie Friday! You can download the Challenge Kits here.

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Exploration & Discovery in EYFS: It’s British Science Week

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British Science Week is an annual 10-day celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and it kicks off from the 9th March. Not just for schools, of all ages can enjoy and celebrate this event ; and EYFS is no different!

When you think of it, there are no greater natural scientists and engineers than young children. By grabbing their attentions and building on their inclination to explore, build and question, they are natural inquisitive learners.

Getting children interested in STEM from a young age is incredibly beneficial. Early exposed to age-appropriate STEM activities through play helps supports critical thinking and reasoning skills as well as their future academic growth.

Being ‘The Outdoor Play Experts’ here at Creative Play, we have come up with 4 fun, play-led activities ideal for celebrating British Science Week with EYFS children. With this year’s focus on Exploration & Discovery, this is definitely the perfect theme to focus on outdoors in your play garden.


Escape the Ice

News Bsw18 1 | Exploration &Amp; Discovery In Eyfs: It'S British Science Week | Creative PlayFreeze small toys inside ice cube trays & let children break them free inside one of our Water Play units. Experiment with different methods, such as a hairdryer, warm water or sticks, and see how quickly they can melt/shatter the ice & release the toys inside.

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HERE’S AN IDEA : Provide a visual sensory experience as well as a tactile one and add different food colourings to your water prior to freezing. As the ice melts, children can mix the melted colours together and create vibrant patterns.


Fossil Finder

News Bsw18 2 | Exploration &Amp; Discovery In Eyfs: It'S British Science Week | Creative PlayHide plaster cast fossils, or even toy dinosaurs, inside our Timber Sandbox and let children excavate! Use different digging toys, such as spades or small brushes, and let children develop their fine motor skills during play.

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HERE’S AN IDEA : Get children to draw their findings on a piece of paper and create their own archaeologist-inspired field notes.


Grow your Own

News Bsw18 3 | Exploration &Amp; Discovery In Eyfs: It'S British Science Week | Creative PlayGet children’s fingers green and let them plant flowers, vegetables or herbs outside in our rustic timber planters. Over time, little ones can observe their plant’s process as they continue to water and care for them.

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HERE’S AN IDEA : Plant herbs or easy to grow vegetables and incorporate them into the children’s lunches or snacks. It’s a great way to encourage healthy eating as children are more likely to eat them if they have been involved in the growing process.


Bug Hotel

News Bsw18 4 | Exploration &Amp; Discovery In Eyfs: It'S British Science Week | Creative PlayChildren will love observing how critters behave outside with our contained Wormery. With a large viewing window, children can discover & document how many worms they see each day. NOTE: Worms & soil not included

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HERE’S AN IDEA : Conduct observation sessions throughout the year and see how the worms’ behaviours differ over the months. How many can you see? Are they moving a lot? Write down your findings and see if they are different next season.

British Science Week will be running from Friday 9th to Sunday 18th March 2018.

Click here to view and download their free activity packs and see how you can celebrate in your nursery.