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...Introduction This quick-fire activity will encourage the children to use their knowledge of writing styles and mechanisms without warning or preparation.What you need 30 ping-pong balls (or as many as you have got children) Permanent marker...
...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...
...Introduction These activities recognise how our children are inspired and motivated to learn, and to then use this information to create exciting and purposeful opportunities for them to mark make and eventually write. They are activities...
...Introduction The activities on this page give children the opportunity to practise recognising different phonemes. Challenging them to fish letters that make up CVC words, initials and names supports early writing skills and spelling.What...
...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 you need Winter coats Mittens/gloves Scarves Hats BootsWhat you do Talk about the cold weather and how it is important to wrap up warm before going outside to play. Ask the children if they can put on their own coat independently...
...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...