I found the activities to be extremely easy to set up and carry out with the children. The activities for the basket were excellent and produced in such a way that all of the children were able to participate in all areas. I found the variations and extensions ideas very helpful as it allowed myself and my staff to differentiate the activities to meet the needs of each individual child in the group. As the activities were laid out so easily and clearly I was able to select which activities to use to support the learning needs and style of my group of children. By using the basket I was able to promote all of the areas of learning in the foundation stage. The children particularly enjoyed singing the songs at the beginning and end of the sessions. When I begin to sing the Discovery Song ‘Gather around the basket of fun’ the children begin to get very excited and know it is time to gather on the floor in a big circle. Again at the end of the session the children happily tidy away singing the tidy away song.