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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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!