• pulses, lentils, rice etc • tubs with lids, preferably ones you can see through
• funnels • jugs and pots and vessels of different sizes
• sticks Ideas for further exploration...
• put ingredients on a large white paper on the floor and make shapes, patterns and pictures
• mixing the ingredients with paint and glue
• weighing the ingredients using large scales with an easy to see dial
The first thing to happen was POURING.
Pouring things out of the bags into pots, from one pot to another etc... This went on for some time.
Filling pots, putting the lids on then taking them off again.
Shaking the pots with and without the lids on!
Then pouring all of the ingredients onto the table and mixing them around with hands, making patterns in the mixture.
Picking up the ingredients and sprinkling them onto the pots, making a pitter patter noise, and sprinkling into a tray on the floor and then straight onto the floor.
Brushing the ingredients off the table into a large tub on the floor. And standing in the tub whilst continuing to explore!
We took sticks outside and wrapped the ends of some with foam and tape to make drum sticks. We bashed things we could see and noticed the different sounds they made.
We also wrapped metallic foil wrapping paper onto sticks to make a rustle noise. And we found other objects to use as drum sticks such as whisks and spoons.
There was a tub full of metal bowls, plastic pots, saucepans and lids etc, which they took out and explored by bashing them, lining them up, grouping them, pouring water on them, balancing on them and throwing them onto the floor to make bigger noises.
The big tub was turned upside down and made into a drum, which led to some singing and drumming and a game of ‘STOP’ ‘GO’ where when anyone shouted stop, we all put our sticks in the air then ‘GO’ and we started again.
Some children waited until everyone was out of the way before going to play the drums.