Phonics- Voice Sounds
Use your voice to create some sound effects. Can you make a sound like a ticking clock or a doorbell? Listen to sounds you can hear around your home – can you make a sound just like them using your mouth?
Activity- Number Hunt
Go on a number hunt around your house. What numbers can you see? You could look at your door number, on food packets, on clocks, in magazines or books. You could use a phone or tablet to take photos of the numbers to find. Make sure you ask your adult first!
Phonics- Enlivening stories
Sing nursery rhymes with you child. Use role-play, props and repeated sounds to enliven it, for example acting out:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall (bump, crash, bang!)
All the King’s horses and all the King’s men (gallop, gallop, gallop)
Couldn’t put Humpty together again (boo, hoo, boo, hoo, boo, hoo).
Activity- Spring into Spring!
During Spring, lots of animals have their babies. Find out the names of these baby animals: pig, sheep and duck. You could use the internet with an adult to help you find out. Can you find any interesting facts about these animals?
Phonics- Rhyming soup
Make a ‘Silly Soup’ with your child. Use a bowl and spoon as props to act out the song. You can use rhyming objects or pictures. If you do not have these, just pretend to put things in your bowl. Allow your child to choose an object to put in the soup. Sing the first part of the song to the tune of ‘Pop Goes the Weasel’:
I’m making lots of silly soup
I’m making soup that’s silly
I’m going to cook it in the fridge
To make it nice and chilly
In goes… a fox… a box… some socks.
Activity- Farm Cutting Sheet
With adult supervision, cut around the shapes to practise your cutting skills. Make sure you use your scissors in a safe way. You could practise your cutting skills by just simply making snips in other pieces of paper.
Phonics- Initial Sound Hunt
Go on a letter sound hunt! Look around your house and find things beginning with the same letter sound. Can you find 3 things beginning with ‘t’? What other letters can you choose?
Activity- Name Writing
Can you recognise your name?
Practise writing your name. You could use a pencil, pen, paintbrush or even your finger! Support your child by demonstrating. You can write it small or big. If you can write your name, you could practise your second name or other words which are important to you. For example: mummy, daddy or sibling’s names.
Phonics- Environment Sounds
Make a collection of your own noise makers. Think about lots of different things that make a sound and gather them together in a box or a bag. Use one of your objects to make a sound for an adult to guess and identify. You could include things like crisp packets, keys, coins in a pot, a rattle or a squeaky toy. Take turns at who guesses the sound.
Activity- Star Biscuits
Use the instruction sheet to make some star biscuits. If you do not have a star cutter you could make a different shape. Encourage your child to help measure the ingredients. Can they recognise any numbers? Don’t forget! Make sure you wash your hands.
Enjoy family time this weekend! Don’t forget to send pictures of any adventures and activities you have enjoyed together.
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