This week's work will be based on ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.
Drama: Could you act out the story using the role play masks? Could you retell the story to your teddies?
Writing: Can you use descriptive words to describe the characters or items in the story? For example, ‘The wolf has sharp teeth’ or ‘Grandma has big eyes!’ Could you make a ‘Wanted’ poster for the big, bad wolf? Could you write a thank you note to the woodcutter who saved Little Red Riding Hood? How was Little Red Riding Hood feeling at different points in the story? Use the thought bubbles to write down her thoughts. Get mummy or daddy to take a photo of your writing and send it to me or put it on EExAT.
Understanding The World: Design a new cape for Little Red Riding Hood to keep her dry in the rain. Grandma wants an ice lolly but they’ll melt on the way – how could you keep them cold?
Expressive Arts and Design: Build a Lego Little Red Riding Hood maze. Could you use leaves, twigs, bark, sticks and the cut out characters to make your own path to grandma’s cottage?
Music: Try singing some of the ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ songs with mummy or daddy.
Winter Garden Activities
If you can, wrap up warm and get outside for some Winter fun!
Ice Sun Catchers
This is such a simple activity! Have your child collect a few interesting nature finds (you could work to identify them before using them) and place them in a container. Think tupperware boxes, baking tins and bowls. Fill with water and add a loop of wool, string or twine, with the ends dipped into the water. Either leave outdoors to freeze overnight (it should be cold enough) or place in the freezer. In the morning hang them on your trees and bushes and observe how beautiful they look catching the winter sun!
During these frosty, icy mornings, get outside in your gardens and make the most of it! Take your bubble mixture outdoors (you can make your own using water and washing up liquid) and blow your bubbles into the freezing cold air. If it’s cold enough they might freeze before they land, meaning they don’t pop on the ground and instead make a perfect ice sculpture for you to observe! If it’s not quite cold enough but it is frosty, gently blow your bubbles directly onto a smooth surface, given a minute or so they will begin to freeze!
The birds need our help at this time of year as food is scarce. If you’ve exhausted making bird feeders, try making a garland instead! All you’ll need is a needle, thread and some fruit. Simply use the needle and thread (with adult supervision) to string the fruit up, hang on some bushes and trees by your window. Then hurry back inside, wait and watch as they birds descend for a fruity feast! A great activity to test your bird identification skills too!
Have fun and enjoy.