This project is all about observing the children’s reactions to trying new things. Many children have probably not tried to fold things up accurately before and may find this challenging. How do they react?

Print off the picture of the frog and cut along the black line so that the frog is in the centre of a square of paper. Get the children to colour the frog in. Fold the corners of the paper to the centre so that the frog is hidden and decorate the corners. The children love the idea of having a secret picture!

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EYFS Observations


EYFS Learning and Development Area:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Self-confidence and self-awareness

Early Learning Goals:

Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They say when they do or don’t need help.


What to look for on this project:


16-26 months Do young children take pleasure in learning new skills? Do they enjoy their very own ‘lift up flap book’ that they have made?
22-36 months What decisions do children make as they work on the task? What are their preferences and interests? Which parts of the task do the children enjoy doing the most? How do they show their self confidence and belief in what they can do?
30-50 months In which parts of the task do the children show their independence and confidence?   Do they enjoy new experiences?   Do they have a positive approach to folding which is very difficult?
40-60 months How involved do the children get in the task? Do they persist for extended periods of time? How do they react to trying something new (folding the paper accurately)?


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