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...Puppets which reflect the weather conditions outside are easy to make and fun to use in any early years setting. You can explore what it is like to be a raindrop or a cloud, move a puppet like the wind, have a conversation between thunder...
...Group size You need at least ten children for this activityWhat you need None neededHow to play Split the children into two teams. The teams stand facing each other and, after a count of three, have the option of choosing from three...
...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...
...Introduction Children will love having their own dance studio and the opportunity to use props to create and record their own dance routines, either on their own or with a group of friends. Use a video recorder to capture...
...Introduction Using sprays will strengthen fingers, hands and wrists. It is fun too!What you need Some small spray bottles (make sure they are easy to squeeze and check that the trigger isn't too far away for small hands to grip and squeeze)...
...Starter activities Transform your role-play area into an Indian take-away kitchen with a cardboard box oven, pans, cooking utensils, a large foil circular disposable tray to use as a chapatti griddle, a spice box, pulse containers...
...Starter activities Fill your water table with water coloured green, and add white or black water beads for a frogspawn effect. Cut lily pads out of green craft foam sheets and add small-world pond-life, plastic fish tank plants...
...Introduction Making and listening to sounds as you and your friends make them, is a key feature of learning to read. In this activity children experiment with different sounds by adding different objects to shakers and listening...
...What you need A box with a lid, to contain the following resources: maps of the world a globe pictures of different kinds of roads pictures of road signs and symbols road maps and atlases (old ones from charity shops) maps of the local area...
...Starter activities Try a bird's nest role-play activity as part of a Spring or Easter theme. Create the nest using chunky cushions or boxes, and cover with a brown sheet. Give the children bird-beak masks and set out boxes full of straw...