Gold Class teaching staff have been busy finding and creating activities for you!
Click on the links below to explore and try some…
- Good Morning Music – start from 1 minute in. Listen and dance, or pat over your child’s body, in time to the music.Gold Class ‘Hello Song.’ (20.7.20)
- Create a sensory bag and explore
- Make some yummy shortbread biscuits….mmmm
- Have a go at salt painting
Good Morning Music – start from 1 minute in. Listen and dance, or pat over your child’s body, in time to the music.
- Sensory Painting:Smell two spices – smell the first, leave 10 – 15 seconds for that smell to clear, then smell the next one. Is their one smell you really like? Use the smell you prefer to paint with! Mix the spice with water, and paint!Try painting with some different spices.
- Making jam tarts – here’s the recipe, and have fun!
- To the music of ‘Match of the Day’ music – ball activities.Can you push the ball using your hands, or kick the ball with your foot; you could take turns with someone else in your house.You could try picking the ball up in your hand(s) and putting in a container to ‘score.’ How about experiencing the ball being rolled over your body; this could be with light pressure, or firm pressure depending on what you like – or both! Light pressure first and then firm pressure.Try out some of these activities and let me know what you think.
- Good Morning Music – start from 1 minute in. Listen and dance, or pat over your child’s body, in time to the music.
- Explore items on a play – for this you could use anything you’ve got in your cupboard or fridge:Jelly, rice pudding, cereal, flour, custard – lots of messy fun here!
- Can you make a jelly fish?
Have a look at the link or use a paper plate or bowl, and some old scraps of material – make holes in the plate or bowl and push material scraps through the holes and tie a knot to create a jelly fish! Feel the tentacles as it is moved over your body.
- The Blue Abyss: Sensory Story
- Can you try some mark making using items you find in your garden or on a walk? You’ll need the items you find, pegs and pain. Clip the pegs onto the end of each item you find, dip in paint and start your mark making!
- ‘Use Your Arms’ from a Treasury of Songs by Julia Donaldson. You will need an adult to help you with this…have fun!
- Brilliant Banana Loaf – click here for a tasty banana loaf recipe!
- Can you make an ‘Ocean in a Bottle?’ Click here for ideas to give it a go.
- Click here to see how to make you own shark sensory squishy bag!
- Soundabout Session – Facebook – Tuesday’s and Saturday’s, 2pm. ‘Like’ Soundabout on Facebook and join the session for action packed fun – they might even mention your name!
- Mud, mud, glorious mud! Click here for a super sensory muddy animal wash activity idea
- Have a go at leaf printing – you could even make a picture with your leaf prints
- ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ rhyming story…can you find some leaves to explore?
- ‘Rumble in the Jungle’…can you stretch your arms up high and move them side to side! Swing through the trees like a monkey!
- ‘Rumble in the Jungle’… Have you got a big mack at home?If so, maybe you you could activate the roaring sounds of the lion. Can you find something which feels like the soft mane of the lion?
- ‘Rumble in the Jungle’…ask someone to ‘draw’ stripes over your body using their finger. Do you like the feel of ‘lighter’ stripes, or ‘firmer’ stripes?
- ‘Rumble in the Jungle’…sssss slithery snake….can you feel the snake slithering over your body?
- Katie from Purple is missing you all very much and has a sensory story with lots of actions to share with you. Can you join in with the actions as Katie tells the story of ‘Trashy Town’?
- Good Morning Music – Hello Song (1 June 2020) – start from 1 minute in. Listen and dance, or pat over your child’s body, in time to the music.
- Can you make a ‘chilly creation?’
- Can someone build you a den? You could then use the den as outlined here.
- Make a bird nesting box to put in an outdoor area, or garden.
- A Sensory Story about Coronavirus – The Children’s Trust
- How about joining in with Story Massage on Facebook or Instagram – see link
Ahoy there Gold Class! Below is a whole treasure trove of Pirate themed activities…scroll down past the story video clips for even more sensory activity ideas and links!
- Search the house for items which can be used for a Pirate ‘treasure basket’. Sand, shells, beads, jewellery, large cardboard coins covered in foil, coins in bags, shiny side of CD’s, fabric etc.
- Explore your treasure baskets! Click here for some beach sounds you can play whilst exploring!
- ‘Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party’…a sensory story read over five installments – come back tomorrow for the next episode!
- ‘Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party’ Part 2!
- ‘Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party’ Part 3…can someone fan you so that you can feel the breeze on your body?
- ‘Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party’ Part 4…
- ‘Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party‘ part 5…
- The 6th and final installment of ‘Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party‘…
- Did you enjoy the pirate party story? I hope so, can you make and explore bubbles like Captain Beastlie had in his bath? Maybe you can make a cake, like Captain Beastlie had at his party? Or explore cake crumbs or breadcrumbs…oh no, don’t get your clothes all messy! Or maybe you’d like to decorate and wear a pirate hat, try the links below for ideas to keep you busy…
- …DIY water bottle bubble snakes
- …iced fairy cake recipe
- …make a paper pirate hat
- Here is a recipe for edible slime!!!
- Click here to find recipes for a Mocktail or Fruit Punch – can you make a Mocktail to share with your family?
- Jo is singing ‘Ahoy There Me Hearties’…
- Good Morning Music for Gold Class – start from 1 minute in. Listen and dance, or pat over your child’s body, in time to the music
- Make a butterfly feeder – can you make a butterfly feeder this week? It would be great to share what we have made during this week, post a photo of your butterfly feeder on @SchoolWatergate. Have a look at these videos to give you some making ideas… Butterfly Feeder 1 Butterfly Feeder 2
- Scavenger Hunt…go on a scavenger hunt when on a walk or in your garden. What can you find? What textures do you like/dislike? If you can’t do an outdoor scavenger hunt, you could do an indoor one instead and find items you need for an activity.
- Here is an extension to the scavenger hunt above…
- Watch a familiar face and listen to a familiar voice singing hello to you…
- Try curling up and stretching out as Jo reads ‘A Nut Tree’ by Julia Donaldson…