Choose one or two of the fine motor activities below.
-Fill a baking tray with a thin layer or salt, sand, glitter or sieved flour
-Use a pencil, fork, spoon, paintbrush or your finger to practice writing sounds or tricky words
Phase 2 tricky words - I, no, go, to, the
Phase 3 tricky words - he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, are, all, my, her
Threading - use string/pipe cleaners and beads/pasta/cut up straws. You could make a pattern using different colours (you could paint the pasta different colours and let is dry before threading it).
Dough disco – use some play-dough to have a go at dough disco. We enjoy using this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K-CQrjI0uY
Personal, social and emotional development
In Reception we love receiving 'Super Sitter' and 'Terrific Tidier' certificates, as well as family points and stickers for good learning behaviours and being kind.
Today, I would like you to be the teacher and look out for anyone in your house who is doing any of these things. You could make your own certificates or give out stickers. Make sure you explain why you are giving the person a sticker or certificate.
Understanding the world
Have a look at the diagram of a butterfly. Talk to your grown up about the different parts of a butterfly that you already know.
Ask your grown-up to help you read the labels and point to where you think each part is. You might need to research some of the new vocabulary.
Expressive arts and design
Can you create your own symmetrical butterfly picture? Have a look at the pictures below for some inspiration.
You could paint one wing and then fold your paper in half so the paint prints another wing; you could colour one wing and then use a mirror to make a reflection for the other wing; you could very carefully colour both wings trying hard to make them the same.
Can you find a non-fiction book to read today?