So, what was I up to on Monday?

I do like a good mystery, however the delay to me telling you what I was up to last Monday was mostly due to a rather busy week and not about trying to create tension.

It’s a blog not an episode of CSI: early years!

Basically, as I had a late start to work on Monday I took myself off shopping and managed to pick up a few interesting bargains at Poundworld and Hobbycraft.

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You’ll notice first of all the two hanging baskets (£2 each from Poundworld) and the washing line (that was £1). Basically I’m using a length of wood with three evenly spaced holes drilled through. The baskets are attached to the holes at each end and a length of the washing line is attached to the middle hole. It’s then hung from a tree to create a very inexpensive set of balance scales for maths in the garden.

Also in my little haul is a pack of chenille stems along with a lovely, flowery green bucket (from Poundworld). I filled the bucket with penne pasta and have encouraged the children to thread the pasta onto the stems. Voila! An easy and inexpensive fine motor station.

Lastly I bought some large craft sticks and velcro dots.

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Now I can’t actually take the credit for this as I’ve seen it on the internet but have been desperate to re-create it. As you can see from the photo above I’ve put a hook dot on one end and an eye dot on the other, repeating the process with 30 more of them!

A simple, but effective construction activity.

So, that was my Monday mystery. No need to alert Scooby and the gang!

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