Today we are comparing size and you will need a ball of string or wool.
Help your child use string to measure different body parts and cut the end.
Then compare lengths.
Which is longer, his arm or his leg?
Who in the family has the biggest bicep?
Who has the biggest waist?
Whose head is smaller?
You could cut your child a length of string and give them different challenges:
Find something smaller than the string, longer, taller, bigger, the same size…
Reading and C&L
Have another listen to the story of Oh Dear! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blBaeT9mc3M if you have your own book read along with your grown up. Join in with Buster: “No eggs here! Oh dear!”
Can you remember where Buster found the eggs?
Look at the picture carefully and see if you can answer the questions.
Who lives in the hen house
What noise does the hen make?
Where are the eggs?
If Buster did not collect the eggs, what do you think would hatch from the eggs?
You will need...
· Pink and Yellow Card (or use colours of your choice)
· Pen and pencil
· Glue stick or sticky tape
How to make it...
· Draw an egg shape on the pink card (approx 8cm tall)
· Draw a small circle on the yellow card and then half a circle underneath,
overlapping the first circle slightly
· Cut out both shapes (scissors grown-up use only)
· Draw a zig zag across the pink egg shape and cut along this line
· Turn over the yellow card and draw eyes and a beak
· Stick the yellow chick to the back of the pink egg
· Now glue each section of the egg to either side of the peg
· Let the glue dry and you are ready to see your Chick Peg hatch
UW — Ice Eggs
You may want to prepare this with your child or have the activity ready for them to use.
It would be interesting for your child to see the change of state when water changes to solid ice when frozen and then reverts back to water from ice as it melts.
* balloons (round shaped)
* small toys
* water (tap)
How to make them:
It was a bit tricky the first few times but once you get the hang of it it's quite easy.
· First line up the small objects (for example small plastic animals) ready near the sink.
· Then using both hands open up the top of each balloon by working your fingers down into the narrow neck bit.
· Once it is open slip the small objects inside while still holding the balloon.
· Then fill the balloon up with water using the tap, tie it off like a water balloon and stick it in the freezer overnight.
The balloons generally pop straight off the eggs when picked up, but you could use scissors to cut the balloon away .
Crack the eggs open to retrieve the 'treasure' you can use spoons to crack the hard ice on the outside and dig through the softer ice in the centre.
If you have them use a magnifying glass to study the ice patterns and objects embedded inside.