Discovery- Pod 1 Kitchen Bake Off

Today in Discovery Play we made ‘Jam Drops’ after Allysa went home and spoke to her family about different ways we could use our plum jam.

We searched on for a recipe and talked about

  • measuring with measuring cups
  • stirring
  • sifting
  • preheating
  • different temperatures
  • used adjectives to describe the feel and look of our work
  • and many other things.

We had great fun working as a team and enjoyed eating and sharing our biscuits!

We can’t wait to bake something for Easter next week!


Jam Drops

Look under our cooking link for the recipe.


Caine’s arcade – thinking big with boxes and tape

Catch some ‘Imaginitis’!

Caine’s Arcade Short Film

9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store. The entire summer went by, and Caine had yet to have a single customer. Then, on the last day of summer, a filmmaker named Nirvan stopped to buy a door handle for his car. Caine asked Nirvan to play, and Nirvan bought a $2 FunPass, becoming Caine’s first customer. Inspired by Caine’s creativity, Nirvan  came back to make a short film about Caine’s Arcade and organized a flashmob to surprise Caine with lots of customers. Watch the movie to see what happened, and then watch “Caine’s Arcade Part 2″ below to see what happened next. If you like this story, please share it with friends!

Check out Caine’s video and get inspired.


Puzzling in play

Today in Discovery Play I spent some time with Tamzyn, Ayliah and Arthi working with puzzles.

They made a number of puzzles including:

– a farm puzzle

– a sea puzzle

– a fire engine puzzle

– wildlife puzzle

Check out Tamzyn’s video of making her puzzle and the great writing by Ayliah and Arhti.

Photo 28-07-2014 9 38 22 am Arthi fire engine wildlife

Our farm animals

Codie's farm

Kane's farm

Today I started to make a farm with Kane. We made  two paddocks and put some animals in them.

I made a list of the dangerous animals. They are dangerous because they can kill other animals. I liked writing the list. Kane

I made a list of the farm animals and then counted them. I had 22 animals. I liked writing the animals because it is fun writing. I learnt how to write hippopotamus.

By Codie


Brad’s farm

I went to the Lego story set today in discovery play.

I made a farm.

It had a hedge that grows gold. The chains helped the vegetables to grow better because it had water coming out of it. The water helps the plants to grow.

It had four trees.

I felt good because I like making lego because you can use your imagination to make stuff.

By Brad 🙂


Look what I made in Discovery Play

Look what I made in Discovery Play

brad map