Ever since his first trip on an aeroplane, Bobcat has been obsessed with all things planes. So we decided to make the most of his new fascination!
I started off by reading the story of Jesus ascending into the clouds (as I like to add in some faith based content if I can and it fitted in with ascension day). We read the story from our beginners bible – it’s not one we read that much but it covers more stories than most.
For our tuff tray activity I made ‘clouds’ using the rainbow soap foam recipe on Fun at home with kids. However, I have found in the past that using colouring doesn’t override the colour of the washing up liquid so I just bought blue washing up liquid! And I probably used a much higher proportion of washing up liquid to water as I was worried it would be too watery.
The first question Bobcat asked when he saw the foam was “where is Jesus?” – clearly the story from the morning had an impact! So I had to dash and find someone to use as Jesus! We used one of our wooden men – I love these as they can be used in so many different ways (including as an emergency Jesus in the clouds!)
The next week we continued the sky theme by adding in planes. I made some planes out of wooden pegs and lolly sticks (this was a great chance to try out my new glue gun).
Bobcat has really enjoyed playing with dry ingredients like rice recently so I thought this would be a hit and it was. We played with the planes in the rice for a while – burying them in the rice was popular as well as flying them.
(Bobcat is 3 and a half, Little Monkey is 18 months)