• This afternoon Rose and Ocean were cooking in the mud kitchen, Rose was transporting green slime from the tough tray to make cupcakes, and Ocean was finding the colourful balls from the shed to use as her cupcakes. Together they added bark and picked flowers and leaves to their cakes they both said they were baking for their grandma, and Nan.
  • Many of the tamariki explored making things with the mobilo. Ellis shared what he had made. Lying down next to his creation to show how long it is. “This is alligator. It has a very long tongue. The blue bit will roll up and so will the red bit. When the tiger walks on the tongue. The alligator will knock the tiger down when it rolls up.”


  • The girls were using loose parts for their cooking, and they were finding all sorts of natural resources to add to their cupcake’s creations. Through their role play they were practicing communicating with each other as they played and imagined different scenes and scenario’s. Communication/Mana reo: Children become increasingly capable of expressing their feelings and ideas using a wide range of materials and modes/ he korero auaha.
  • The tamariki are construction both real and imaginative objects using this basic geometric construction resource. They are able to share their ideas verbally and are role playing with their creations. Communication/Mana reo: Children become increasingly capable of understanding oral language and using it for a range of purposes/he kōrero ā-waha.


  • We will continue to set up slime and coloured water in the mud kitchen area to inspire the tamariki to create and invent.
  • We will document this in Ellis kete ako.