Painting bugs to decorate pre-school

This term we have turned the themed corner into a bug hunt investigation area!  We have already had lots of fun digging for all sorts of small animals and used magnifying glasses and small pots to look closely at our findings.

This afternoon the children have been very brave and creative and made some pictures of small insects to help decorate our pre-school. They studied ladybirds, grasshoppers, spiders, beetles, ladybirds and caterpillars, we talked about the shapes of the bodies, if they had legs and what colour they were.

The children then chose one and tried really hard to paint it all by themselves, making sure they used the right colours and thinking about the sorts of shapes they needed to paint .  We have had some wonderful masterpieces which we are all very proud of!  The pictures are currently drying and will be on display in a couple of days.