Some fun activities for the first week of the Easter Holidays!

Hello Hedgehogs.

This would have been our last day in school before the Easter break… how strange!

Miss Finch and I have got together some fun activities you might want to have a go at during the first week of the holidays – you can pick one or two to do a day, whatever suits.

Egg Box Craft.

Why not have a go at making some mice or an underwater scene out of an egg box?

You will need: an egg box (or several), glue, scissors, paint, coloured paper or card, pen, string.


Milk bottle elephants.

Mr Baker and I thought these looked really fun to make (especially as Elmer was Mr Baker’s favourite book when he was little)! A great way to make something beautiful out of your recycling.

You will need: scissors, glue, little pieces of paper or card, goggly eyes, milk bottles.


Colour Walk.

This is a beautiful time of year. The blossom is coming out on the trees and lots of plants are making their way out of the soil.

During your daily exercise walk with your family, go on a colour hunt!

See how many different colours you can find in the natural world around you.

You could record what you find on the sheet below. If you do not have a printer, you could just make your own template or take a little notebook or piece of paper along with you.

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Colour Walk

Make an Obstacle Course. 

You could make an obstacle course for your family either inside our outside. Can you see if your family can go over or under any obstacles? If you have any equipment like a ball, skipping rope or tennis racket these could be included as a challenge at each station.

Why not time yourselves doing the obstacle course and record the time it takes?

obstacle course



Number Umbrellas. 

For this activity you will need: string or pipe cleaners, beads, card, scissors, a pen.

See if you can make these number umbrellas. See if you can thread the correct amount of beads on the pipe-cleaner/string handle. Can you count them correctly?

If you are in Year One (or Reception you might want to have a go too) – you could then put double digit numbers on your umbrellas. Use one colour bead to represent the ‘tens’ and another colour to represent the ‘ones’ in a two digit number.

Extend yourself even further with another colour bead to represent the ‘hundreds’ – you could do a three digit number!

Number Umbrellas

Number Hunt. 

For this task you will need: lolly sticks (or pieces of card or even twigs) and a felt tip pen.

Get your adult to write lots of numbers on the lolly sticks, card or twigs. They could then hide them around the house or garden for you to find.

Can you name the number? What is one more than your number? What is one less than your number? What is half of your number? What is double your number?

Reception – we are learning our numbers to 20 so start with those and when you are confident move on to 100!

Year One – focus on your numbers to 100 or even further if you wish. number_hunt_image1

Make and write an Easter card. 

For this craft you will need: card/paper, paint, scissors, cotton wool, glue, coloured pens., goggly eyes and pink pom poms (although the eyes and pompom aspect of the card could be made out of coloured card or paper).

Can you make an Easter card for someone you love?

Challenge yourself to write inside the card. See if you can remember to use your finger spaces, a capital letter for the start of your sentence and a full stop at the end of your sentence!


Make an information poster or fact book about a spring animal. 

Can you use the computer or a book to find out about an animal you might see in spring time? Cows, sheep and chickens would be good to find out about.

Can you make a fact book or an information book about the animals?

If you want to challenge yourself you could make a contents page, glossary and index page for you fact book and draw a beautiful front cover!

Animal Fact File



Hello Hedgehogs.

Here are some activities you might like to try today.

Phonics Blizzard. 

Get lots of scraps of paper and write a tricky word or digraph on each one.

Scrumple up the pieces of paper so you can’t see which word or digraph is inside.

Throw the pieces of paper up in the air… a phonics blizzard! Let them settle on the ground and then you can take it in turns with your adult to select a piece of paper and see which digraph or tricky word you have inside.



Have you got a ruler in your house?

See if you can go around the house or garden and find some objects to measure. Can you draw a picture of what you have measured and write down how many CM long it is? Year One (and Reception if you wish) you could extend this by using a measuring tape and look at objects measuring up to 1M long!

If you haven’t got a ruler or a measuring tape you could always visit this website where you can measure objects on the screen.

Don’t forget to line the object up with the end of the ruler like I showed you and to put CM after your measurement!

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Writing a letter.

At the moment it is a little difficult to visit friends or family as people do not want to get poorly.

I know we can keep in contact with friends and family using the computer or the telephone but there is another way…

Perhaps you could write a letter to a friend or family member asking how they are and telling them about what you are doing?

Don’t forget to use a capital letter at the start of your sentence and for their name. I am sure you will remember your finger spaces and full stops too! Year One – see if you can challenge yourselves by putting in several questions and use a question mark.

After you have written your letter you could go on your daily walk to the post box to post it!

You never know, you might get a letter back in the post – how exciting!


I do hope you all have a good day.


Mrs Baker

Thursday Phonics

Hello Hedgehogs.

I finished my book today. Are you still reading everyday too? I do hope so.

I had some ideas for you to practice your phonics with your grown-ups.

Musical Phonics – can you make some ‘stepping stones’ out of paper or card. On the ‘stepping stones’ you could put some of your ‘tricky words’ or digraphs (how about sh, ch, th, igh, ar, or, ie, oa, ai, no, go, the, to, she, he, we, me, my, I). Play some music of your choice and when the music stops jump on a stepping stone and say the sound or ‘tricky word’.  This is a great game for your brothers, sisters and adults to join in too!

Word Write – see if your adult can draw or print you a selection of pictures. Can you write the words for the pictures you can see? You could write in pen, magnets, pencil, in flour, in sand, using paintbrushes and water outside, in playdough… just ask your adult first. You could even extend yourself by writing a sentence about your picture.

Phonics 3

Sound Sort – pick two sounds. These could be single letter sounds or digraphs (a double letter sound like sh, ch, ar etc). Can you go around the house and garden and find any objects that have that sound in? The objects could start with the sound or the sound might be at the middle or end of the word.

Phonics 2

Create a Phonics Paper Plate – you will need two paper plates and a split pin. On the bottom plate write some word endings (am, ap, ad, an, at). On the top paper plate write some initial sounds (h, b, s, p, r, d). See if your adult can help you cut out little holes on the top paper plate so you can see your word endings underneath. You can then spin the plate and see if you can make real words or made up ‘alien’ words!


I hope you have a lovely day with your phonics activities!


Mrs Baker