- Writing Activity - Write a postcard.
Have a go at making a postcard for someone special that you can't see at the moment because we are staying safe.
Write what you have been doing at home, toys you have been playing with and how you are keeping busy.
On the other side draw a picture of the things you have been doing or of anything you like.
Put a stamp on your postcard and post your postcard in the post box. Somebody might send you a postcard!
Please don't forget to let your child have a go at their own writing and do not give them words to copy. If they cannot write letters, please encourage them to make lines and circles; which are the early stages of writing. If they can only write the letters from their name then this is fine, that is the next stage. If they have some phonic knowledge then ask them if they can write the first letter in the word. Ask them what their writing says. You can always write what they say underneath.
Please encourage them to have a go at writing their name.
Number Activity - Skittles/Bowling
Have a go at making your own skittles at home. Write numbers on your skittles. Record how many skittles you knock down each time you roll the ball on a tally.
Shape Space and Measure - Heavy and Light
Go exploring around your house, I wonder what objects you can find that are heavy and what objects you can find that are light.
Make a list together of things that are heavy and light.
How do you know that an object is heavy or light?
Creative Activity - Binoculars...I wonder what you will see?
Make some binoculars out of tubes. Below you can see what will need. You don't have to use tissue paper to decorate them, you can draw, paint, stick or colour your binoculars.
When you have made your binoculars, go on an explorers adventure to the park or just outside and look through your binoculars...I wonder what you will see!
Why not sit by the windows in your home and look through your binocluars...talk about what you can see.
Physical Activity - Play Dough Funny Faces
Using this simple recipe make some playdough together. Let your child help you as much as possible.
- 2 cups of plain flour
- 1 - 2 cups of boiling water
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1/2 a cup of salt
- 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
- as an extra...add some food colouring to the boiling water, or a little bit of cocoa powder or hot chocolate powder to the flour, or put a fruity tea bag in the boiling water before you use it.
Talk about what happens to the ingredients as you make the playdough.
Use pieces of pasta, buttons, sequins, sticks, cut up straws, googly eyes or anything else small that you can find to make your creation!
Why not try using a fork to make some patterns in your playdough or a potato masher? I wonder if you can make patterns using other objects like lego or duplo.
The World Around Us - All About Frogs!
At this time of year, frogs have laid frogspawn (eggs) in ponds, rivers or other places where they have found water, and the frogspawn is changing into tadpoles.
The picture below shows you the life cycle of a frog. Talk about what you can see together.
Click on the picture above to find out more about the life cycle of a frog.
Ben and Holly have a story about their frogspawn. Click on the logo below to watch the story. Talk about what happens in the story.