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we have a cardboard igloo from a company online... i just wondered where you got artic maps?
i have picked up your campfire idea i will use that my other half is making us a ice hole and i have lots of fish and sharks with numbers and shapes on... i really like the idea of making the class an ice palace too i saw that in a reception she had turned everything in to ice by covering everything in white the cooker the shop everything ...
Got some winter camouflage netting off eBay (£15) - it's substantial and very effective hung from ceiling to make ice/snow area plus Ikea "igloo"!
Stop being so miserable! The chidlren LOVE winter AND our £4.99 Ikea igloo! We also put warm clothes and blankets etc into the role play area to use to keep warm in the igloo as well as a 'pond' and magnetic numbered fish for them to catch and put in their bucket. For writing opportunities we get chidlren to write a list of the things they might need for their arctic expedition. We also made and igloo outside with milk cartons (don't ask me how my TA did it! I could never do anything as artistic!) We put binoculars in the igloo and painted huge cardboard polar bears, seals and whales for the children to spot with their binoculars and draw pictures of and label what they saw. The children love it! Writing opportunities both inside and outside. Last year when it snowed properly, the children had sledges to pretend they were on a proper Arctic expedition. And as for pretending, that is one of the ELGs isn't it?!
We bought our IKEA igloo last year after the children had shown their interest by building igloos in the snow. But children love any kind of " tent" structure so you can't go wrong.
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