Some of our activities this week will relate to ‘balloons’.
Don't forget to come to our 'zoom room' on Thursday at 10 o'clock.
Again we are learning another new letter.
This week’s letter is ‘b’
A song to help you learn the sound
Can you say its sound and action?
Try to find some objects beginning with the sound r.
Tues 19th – Listen to the story ‘The Blue Balloon’ by Mick Inkpen
Discuss the story together
Who are the characters in the story?
What does the little boy do with the balloon?
Where does the balloon take the little boy and Kipper?
What colours is the balloon at the end of the story?
Watch the story again
Turn the sound off, can you tell the story in your own words using the pictures as clues?
Wed 20th – Imagine you are holding the balloon and you begin to float away, where would you like to float to? It could be a beach, princess lane, pirate island, farm, castle etc
If you have toys based on that theme you could make the place or draw a picture of it
Ask an adult to write a sentence saying what you would say when you arrive there.
Thurs 21st – In the air draw anti-clockwise circles, start at the top
Do large and small circles, which you can add a string line at the bottom so they look like balloons. Then see if you can do the same with paint or chalk.
Fri 22nd – Draw a balloon shape and have a go at copying the colour word inside it, using the correct colour pen/ pencil/ crayon.
Write your name on it too, trying to use a different colour for each letter
Mon 18th – We are going to learn a new shape called a rectangle (it is sometimes called an oblong too)
It has 4 sides (like a square) but 2 are long and 2 are short, it has 4 corners
Listen to the songs
Be a shape detective how many things can you find in your house which are an oblong shape, it doesn’t matter which way round the oblong is
Tues 19th - Introduce the words biggest and smallest, look at these 2 balloons which is the biggest? Which is the smallest?
Can you find different objects in your house which is the biggest and which is the smallest?
Play the game ‘At the Beach’
Wed 20th – Watch Numberblocks to learn all about number 2
Can you see the number 2 anywhere around your house, in books?
Can you collect 2 teddies, tins, pencils etc (don’t forget to put them next to each other to count them). Repeat this using both numbers 1 and 2 alternatively
To extend, show the number rather than saying it
Thurs 21st – How tall can you make a tower, you could use wooden bricks, duplo, lego or mega bloks. Count how many bricks you used
Can you make another tower the same size? Shorter? Taller?
Fri 22nd – Listen to the song about counting to 10
Put your teddies in a row, can you count how many there are?
Remember to touch each teddy as you count
Can you find other things to count?
Mon 18th - Using a balloon inside or a ball outside can you:
throw it into the air
throw it to someone else in your family
catch it when someone throws it to you, start near each other and gradually move apart
kick it into a target/ goal
dribble it from one side of the room/ garden to the other, add some obstacles to go round
roll it around the room/ garden
Tues 19th - Sing ‘I can sing a rainbow’ song
now try to use British sign language to sign the colours while you sing the song!
Wed 20th – Make a colourful bubble painting
Thurs 21st – Fill a bucket of soapy water (this could be with bubble bath or washing-up liquid) and a whisk to make some lovely bubbles. Explore the bubbles with your hands:
How do they feel?
What do they smell like?
Can you see any the colours? Can you see a rainbow?
Put your ear near to the bubbles do they make any sound?
Can you blow the bubbles away?
What happens to the bubbles on your hand?
Can you count how many bubbles are in your hand?
Use cups/ spoons to serve up some delicious ‘milkshakes’!
You could do this activity as part of your bathtime or in a sink
Fri 22nd – Make a pom-pom shooter. You can fill it will pom-poms, paper balls or even mini marshmallows and try to ‘fire’ them to hit a target!
Who in your family can shoot a pom-pom the furthest?
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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