Today the children learnt about the importance of the sun through playing the Sun Game. In this activity the children place pictures of plants and animals around the sun. In the basket I have big sun and three sets of cards, set 1 contains 18 pictures of plants including trees, flowers, fruits and vegetables. Set 2 contains 12 pictures of herbivorous animals. Set 3 contains 8 pictures of carnivorous animals. The cards are placed around the sun starting with set one, then set two around that and finally set 3. Each set is colour coded. I also have a forth set that i didn't introduce yet this includes animals that are omnivores. This activity is the first step to introducing the food chain, which they will take in more detail later on.
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