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...Focus Classifying, sorting, counting, adding, subtracting and being involved.What you need Some unfamiliar trucks and cars and some old favourites – ensure these include metal, plastic and wooden vehicles, which can be sorted in different...
...Introduction Use this clever Advent calendar made from a snowman paper chain to count down the days to Christmas with the children in your setting. Each day ask a child to remove one of the links from the chain. As the snowman shrinks...
...Focus Shape and space, positional language and describing results.What you need A selection of wind-up clockwork toys and automatic cars Paint and brushes, large pieces of paper TimersWhat you do Play with the wind-up toys alongside...
...Introduction This activity develops thinking skills while providing lots of opportunities for discussion and vocabulary building. Children will talk about what they can see in a very close-up photo of a common object. Children will use...
...Introduction Children will love to design their own fruit smoothies using hand blenders and juicers to create different taste combinations. In this activity children learn how to use everyday tools safely and for a purpose. Close adult...
...Focus Counting, sorting, using the vocabulary of money and decision making.What you need A collection of real coins, mostly 1p, 2p and 5p pieces. Soak the coins in a fizzy drink overnight to remove any discolouration Some small purses...
...Focus Counting, predicting, recording and being willing to ‘have a go’.What you need Magic beans: in your preparation beforehand, spread 500g of dried white butter beans on newspaper, outdoors, away from the children. Spray one side...
...Focus Pushing, pulling and counting, using soft toys and big boxes!What you need lots of teddies and soft toys several large cardboard boxes timer or simple clock marker penKeywords full empty more less different same heavy light bigger...
...Focus Counting, addition, difference, explaining and making connections.What you need A large selection of dominoes (it doesn’t matter if they are from different sets or that they are incomplete sets) Some large spotty dice A bag to put...
...Focus To be able to count on and add together small numbers using an outdoor number line To problem solve in order to work out the best strategies to obtain the highest score To record the outcomes of the activityWhat you need 2–5...