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Any tasks, resources or homework will be published below:
DIY I-Spy Bottles - these are bottles with opportunities for discovery that can be made by recycling and reusing the odd pieces from toy sets that are no longer all together. You can make multiple bottles with a number of different themes: wild-life, cars, letters and numbers. All you need are clean, dry and empty plastic bottles that you can fill with dyed dry rice, lentils or even mini alphabet beads. Add in the bigger themed pieces for your child to find.
Leaf Painting Art - with summer beginning there are plenty of leaves on the trees and bushes around so why not try painting some leaves and printing them onto paper. All you need is paper, paint, paintbrushes and leaves. For a taste safe activity try this edible paint from Red Tricycle (https://redtri.com/bump-baby/how-to-make-your-own-baby-safe-edible-finger-paint/).
Choose a letter of the week - this activity involves introducing new foods to your child week by week by having your child choose a letter and then trying a new healthy food that starts with that letter. For example: if your child chooses the letter, they could try broccoli. Broccoli can be eaten raw and cooked so why not try it both ways. If your child chooses the letter W, why not try watermelon?
https://theimaginationtree.com/frozen-dinosaur-eggs-sensory-play/ - Frozen Dinosaur Eggs Sensory Play is an activity from The Imagination Tree. This is an imaginative play activity that could also be turned into a science activity which is great for children that love dinosaurs. This activity can be used to explore different temperatures, finding ways to release the dinosaurs from the ‘eggs’ and looking at how objects change physically. You will need balloons, mini dinosaur figures and water. Do not add glitter if you need this to be taste-safe. If you don’t have dinosaurs why not try other animals that come from eggs such as reptiles and birds.
https://childhood101.com/sensory-play-with-rosemary-rice/ - Childhood 101 created a sensory activity idea called Sensory Play with Rosemary Rice for children to explore the feeling of the rice and rosemary and also the smell of the rosemary in the air as they play. This is taste-safe although supervision is encouraged to ensure your child doesn’t try to eat raw rice. You will need raw rice, a little bit of food colouring and rosemary (fresh or dried). Your child can explore the feel of the rice as well as use different containers and kitchen spoons to move the rice around practicing motor skills.
Link To Phonics -
This website provides a recipe for Homemade Edible Finger Paint which is safe to eat. You will need corn starch, liquid food colouring and water. The website gives you a five step method to complete the paint and gives you some tips. Don’t worry about the mess as this paint comes out of clothes easily.
To add a more creative and exploratory element to painting sensory activity, try using balloons. You can create a matching game in the paint tray, explore the different ways of putting the paint onto paper and even look at the different patterns you can make.
This website is for Homemade Rubbery Goop. This edible goop is a lot like playdough but the texture is different. It’s soft, smooth and stretchy. You only need 3 ingredients but can use food colouring to make it a bit more colourful. With only 8 steps you can create a fun sensory toy that can be used imaginatively. Pretend cooking with kitchen utensils is one idea.
This is a recipe for playdough that is a fun and easy to make sensory toy. This recipe is edible so there should be no concern if your child eat some of it. You will require 3 ingredients and the website will give you simple steps to follow, Learning4Kids also offers tips on how to make the playdough last longer and how you can preserve your child’s designs.
This is a recipe for Cocoa Slime from 3 Boys And A Dog. It is an edible recipe with 5 ingredients and only has 4 steps. You can use this sensory toy to discuss with your child how the they think the different ingredients react together, how it feels to touch and how it smells which encourages your child's verbal communication.
Please follow the below link for the 'Story Massage Program'
Listen to free stories - https://www.thebigredbusclub.com/duck_in_the_truck_tuesday_21_april
Please refer to the link below for the Lily Class timetable from Friday 3rd April 2020:
Activity comprehension Challenges
Activity Phonics Challenges
Activity Spelling Games