Early Years
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Different animals have different strategies for coping with the hard winters in the northern hemisphere. Some fly south for a nice warm winter holiday. Some aren't lucky enough to be able to fly away, so they have to either find enough to eat in their home habitat or they have to hibernate. We have lots of activities on the theme of hibernation that will be great fun for the children in your service. All our curriculum plans are labeled with Aistear themes and Montessori learning areas.



Here Comes Winter

Prickly Hedgehogs

Fly Away

Fly Away Printable

Bear Fact Files

Bear Fact File Printable

My Bedtime Routine

Tired Teddy Bears

Squirrel Helpers

Hibernation Station

Hibernation Hut

Hibernation Check

Bear Hunt

Aistear Observations

Download and print out these observation sheets to make individual observations. The Aistear framework specifies that your curriculum should always be responsive to the children's interests. Use our curriculum plans as a starting point and then be led by the children to plan future curriculum and discussions. Sample observation sheet »

By using observation sheets, you have well-documented evidence that you are working within the Aistear guidelines.

Aistear Observation Sheet

Aistear/Montessori Observation Sheet

Weekly Observations (Simple)

Weekly Observations (Detailed)