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...Introduction Lead children on a hunt around your setting. Use torches to find hidden objects in the dark.Focus Select and use technology for particular purposes.What you need Torches of different sizes and shapes A room or open space Dark...
...What are they learning? Attention skills through mark makingWhat you need selection of mark making objects selection of paper – different sizes, colours, textures envelopes and labels used stamps (or make your own on the computer!)Keywords...
...Group size 5+ players per teamWhat you need Chalk to draw team lines, or any other means to show the two sides Two large baskets or dustbin liners Lots of inflated balloonsHow to play It is important to make sure that all participants...
...What are they learning? Using timers to focus children’s attention whilst playing a memory gameWhat you need a tray a tea towel a timer (the wind-up ‘pinger’ sort is good for these games) a range of 8 or less objects – keys, pencil, toy...
...What are they learning? Listening skillsWhat you need a drawstring bag variety of objects that make a noise e.g. keys, bells, cup and spoon, rattle a quiet carpeted areaKeywords listen hear loud quiet noisy shh waitWhat you do Before...
...Introduction Children rarely work with bare feet, so this is a chance for them to feel textures with other parts of their bodies. Experiencing different sensations (rough/smooth, hot/cold) stimulates the sensory receptors in the brain.What...
...What are they learning? Children’s listening skillsWhat you need a large area with minimum distractions a ‘pot of honey’ – a container, or a yellow bean bagKeywords bear honey listen quick note hear run what noise creep quiet tiptoeWhat you...
...What you need a mini hand-drill drill bits (6mm) a shoe box packed tightly with layered cardboard (cut from supermarket type boxes) with ready drilled starter holes in the top of the box lid masking tape N.B. This is an ideal activity...
...What you need plastic pipettes, droppers and syringes food colouring plastic beakers and other transparent containersWhat you do Droppers, pipettes, syringes and other sorts of tubes help children to control their fine movements while...
...In the writing area Offer more big pieces of paper and pens, and encourage children to make their own mind maps of what they know about any topic or subject they are interested in. Provide the widest possible range of colours and sizes...