On our Easter Day walk, we visited some of the lambs in the field nearby. Cian was delighted when they all ran over to see us. We then walked back past the horses.

When we got home, we did an Easter hunt in the garden, before some Easter small world play.

Cici loves playing with the Easter characters. As well as the more traditional chicks and rabbits, his list of “Easter animals’ also includes any animals he sees on his walks round Easter. This year we have the lambs and horses, but also goats (after seeing them in Llandudno last weekend), cows (because they were in the fields near our old house last Easter)

He loves us just hiding the characters for each other outside. When the weather got too windy, I set up a hunt inside.

Cian decided to sort his haul into different groups. He used one of the concentric rings for his pig.

He made a circle for the eggs out of two rainbow pieces, then put all the eggs inside

Cici matched the size of the circle he made, to the number of animals he had found. He had lots of lambs and chicks so decided to make some bigger circles for them, whereas the dogs, ducks and goose only needed smaller circles.

Once he had all his circles ready at the size he wanted, he was ready to sort the animals out.

I got on with jobs while he ‘worked’ but kept nipping in and out of the room to see how he was getting on. He called me back to show me his progress when he was nearly done.

Happy with his animals all sorted into groups.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Understanding the world

Understanding the world

The world

  • Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

People and communities

  • Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines.