Writing Activity - Superheroes
All children want to be a superhero!
They help other people and save the day!
Who is your favourite superhero?
Is it the PJ Masks?
Or Paw Patrol Mighty Pups?
The Superhero Girls or the Avengers?
Why are they your favourite superhero?
Draw a picture of your favourite superhero, making sure you use the correct colours.
Have a go at writing your superhero's name. Listen carefully to the sound at the start of their name. Have a go at writing the letter.
If you could be a superhero what would you be called?
What special powers would you have?
Would you be able to fly, run very fast or maybe you'd be very strong.
Would you wear a superhero costume?
Draw a picture of the superhero you would be. Have a go at writing your superhero name.
Number Activity - Toy Shop
Set up a toy shop. You will need 1p coins, toys and price tags
Collect 10 toys and give each of them a price tag from 1p to 10p.
Ask your child to choose one toy at a time.
Ask them to look at the number on the price tag and to count out that number of 1p coins.
Take it in turns to be the shop keeper and the customer. Each person should count out the coins each time.
Only use 1p coins.
If your child is confident in counting out the correct number of 1p coins to ten then see if they can add 2 small amounts together.
For example, a toy that costs 2p and a toy that costs 3p. How much will it cost altogether?
Shape Space and Measure - Capacity
You will need:
A large container to fill with water - this could be the sink, a washing up bowl, a paddling pool or even the bath.
A variety of plastic containers - clear if possible so the child can see the level of water.
If you have food colouring you can colour the water to make it more fun!
Let your child explore the different containers filling and emptying them.
Whilst they play, talk to your child about what they are doing.
Is the container full or empty?
Can they half fill it with water?
How does it feel? Is it heavy or light?
Use the following language with your child to develop their vocabulary.
Full, half full, empty, almost full, almost empty, heavy, light, heavier, heaviest, lighter and lightest.
Creative Activity - Junk Modelling
Lets get creative and model make!
Collect old boxes, bottles, yogurt pots, tubes and anything else that looks interesting. (Remember to wash items first)
Let your child be creative, fixing together what ever they want.
How will they fix the items together?
They could use tape, glue or string.
Don't worry if your child's creation is not recognisable to you. It's their masterpiece and it's the process that is important.
Physical Activity - Balancing
Balancing is great fun and an opportunity for your child to develop their muscles, core strength and gross motor control.
There are lots of opportunities for balancing in playgrounds, but whilst they remain shut here are some other ways your child can still have fun balancing.
Lay down a long winding piece of rope or draw a curvy line with chalk for your child to walk along. Have fun with different styles of zig-zags, straight, winding or a circular spiral.
Lay a plank of wood along the ground for your child to walk along.
If it isn't stable, you can screw larger pieces of wood to the bottom at each end of the plank so it doesn't tip up.
Logs are perfect for balancing along or stepping from one log to the other.
You may not have these in your garden, but many open parks and wooded areas will have many.
Stepping stones can help develop a child's sense of balance. Or even jumping from one small rock to another.
Low walls are perfect for developing balance.
Standing on a swing is very tricky, but a steady and slow moving swing is perfect for developing those core muscles.
Please remember to supervise your child during all of these balancing activities.
Practise hopping and standing on one leg.
How long can you stand on one leg for?
Once you can hop, you can play hop scotch.
The World Around Us - Making Bread
Have you ever made bread?
Click on the picture below to follow a simple way of making bread with your children.
You will need:
225 grams strong flour
fast action yeast
a pinch of salt
100 ml warm water
Have you ever wondered how flour is made?
Watch Ben and Holly when they go to a windmill to find out about making flour.
Click on the picture below.