Activity of the Day – Scavenger Hunt

Why not send your child on a scavenger hunt around your home/garden? Can they find something round, something soft, something blue, a teddy or a doll, one shoe, something they wear etc. You could give them a list to tick off or paper and pen for them to make their own list. Once they have found all the items and counted how many things they have collected, why not play ‘Kim’s Game’ like we sometimes do in nursery. Ask your child to memorise what is there, before covering the items with a towel. Ask your child to close their eyes (NO PEEKING!) and take one item away. Can your child tell you what is missing? Make it trickier by taking more than one thing away, or maybe even double check they are paying attention by taking nothing away! Did they notice?! Now swap over and you close your eyes while your child hides something – can you remember what is missing?! Talk about the items – are they big, small, hard, soft etc.

Links to the EYFS –

Personal, Social and Emotional Development – making relationships; self-confidence and self-awareness                                                                                                                                                   Communication and Language – listening and attention; understanding; speaking                Physical Development – moving and handling                                                                                                   Literacy – writing                                                                                                                                 Mathematics – numbers; shape, space and number                                                                  Understanding the World

Mindfulness Activity of the Day – 5,4,3,2,1

This is a useful activity for grounding if you or your child are feeling anxious, or for just stopping and really taking in your surroundings for a moment. Look around – can you find:

  • 5 things you can see
  • 4 things you can touch
  • 3 things you can hear
  • 2 things you can smell
  • 1 thing you can taste

Daily Walk Challenge of the Day – Car Colour Hunt

How many of each colour car can you spot on your daily walk today – can you draw a tally chart to show how many blue cars, red cars etc you have spotted? What is your favourite colour and how many of that colour car did you spot?

Movement of the Day – Goldilocks and the Three Bears Yoga

Miss Wadey is reading ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ today – why not give this yoga a go! –

Links of the Day – CBeebies Creative App & Word Waves

Lots of open-ended fun including painting, making toys, building blocks, making music, and putting on a show with your child’s favourite CBeebies characters –

Some stories and poems to listen to, with an animated wave helping to tell the story -