The children in our pre-school room decided to make their own magic potions. To do this they added crushed coloured chalk and water and make a paste. next they used the paste to write out their magic spells. the spells included "a weather spell" "making sparkly stars in the sky".
Although most importantly this activity was lots of fun! the children used mark making skills, they were creating and thinking critically and very much active in their own learning. Showing that play is the most important tool to learning.