Pink Class teaching staff have been busy finding and creating activities for you!
Click on the links below to explore and try some…
- Feed the Alien – Make some simple aliens out of snack tubes or boxes. Cut holes and mark a shape on them. Mark the same shapes on some plastic cubes and see if you can match the cube to the alien.
- Feed the Alien – Simpler version – Make a big alien out of a box and cut out a large mouth opening. Use a wooden spoon to try and feed the alien some cereal. Can you get the cereal in its mouth?
- Make a Rocket Ship – below is a guide to making a rocket ship from a plastic bottle. You can use it with the songs from Moon Song too.
- Moon Song – by Bamboozle Theatre Company – A whole series of songs and activities created for an immersive production by Bamboozle Theatre and available online for you to enjoy together.
I especially like this one where you can throw ping pong balls in the air and rush around picking them back up again! Lots of fun!
- Let’s have a look in Molly’s suitcase – I wonder what’s inside?
- Shipwreck in a Bottle – Make a sensory bottle complete with miniature shipwreck and then watch the ship float and wobble in the water.
- Explore floating and sinking – prepare a bowl of water and drop different objects into it to see which ones float and which ones sink.
- Tempest sea painting – Ariel’s magic made a big stormy tempest with wild waves and bubbling whirlpools. Let’s make a painting of these tempest seas.
- Ariel’s Storm Dance and Shipwreck Dance – Explore Ariel’s Storm through dance and music
- Cereal Bird Feeder – Make a bird feeder to hang in your window, balcony or garden. This activity helps develop fine motor skills by threading – and also will power as you will have to resist eating all the cereal yourself! Thread hooped cereal like Cheerios or Wheetos onto string, pipe cleaners or wire. Loop the string and tie in a knot and hang it up. If using pipe cleaners you can twist them into heart shapes before you hang them up. Then just sit back and watch the birds!
- Leaf Printing – Find some leaves when you are on your walk. Bring them home and paint one side of them. Press the painted side on to paper and then pull off to leave a lovely leaf shape. If you can’t find any leaves then cut fruit or vegetables in half, paint the cut side and press that onto paper. What shapes and patterns can you make?
- Texture Hunting and Gathering – Take some paper and crayons with you on a walk. When you spot an interesting texture stop and touch it and then place the paper over it. Rub the crayons all over and see what marks are left on the paper. Just feeling different textures is nice too so take time to stop and touch. If you can then take photos of the textures you find near where you live and make a photo montage. I find it can make a local walk much more enjoyable if you focus on the little things. #texturehuntergather on Twitter has lots of lovely examples. I’d love to see what you find near you.
- Take a stick for a walk – Find a nice stick and tie string around it – or elastic bands, hair bands, loom bands. Go to a green space nearby and as you walk around help to collect up any interesting natural finds – feathers, leaves, twigs, flowers, seed pods and attach them to your stick. When you get home your stick will tell the story of your walk – enjoy exploring your finds. Take a photo with your stick to share with me. See an example of journey stick making by clicking here.
- What’s in Molly’s suitcase today? (CLUE – sleepy). Can you help Molly to wake up whatever is in the suitcase? Don’t be too noisy though, it’s very shy!
- Say Hello click here to see and listen to Molly singing hello to Riley, Yusuf, Dasha, Moses and Lassine
- Explore the Rainbow – Try and find something to match each of the colours in the rainbow. Hunt around the house for different coloured things and then see if you can sort them out. Or try making a rainbow out of fruit or vegetables – a tasty way to explore different colours!
- Sing a Rainbow
Learn the Makaton signs for all the colours as Mr Tumble sings I Can Sing a Rainbow. Singing Hands show you the colour signs a bit slower here so you can practice them together.
- Rainbow Story Massage – this is a lovely story massage about rainbows. If you enjoy this then there are lots more via the Story Massage facebook page and some are being streamed live.
- And Finally…What’s in Molly’s suitcase today? (CLUE – five) What’s in Molly’s suitcase today? Can you help Molly with some counting – there are lots of things in the suitcase this week!
- Big and Small – This activity is great for colour matching, size sorting, numbers and posting. It develops fine motor skills alongside thinking and problem solving skills. Find an old box and cut holes in the top to match the size and shape of whatever you have to post – lids are great! Cover the lids with coloured paper to match the colour around the slots (or paint them). You could line up the lids in size order first, or match the colours before trying to post them in the right place. To make it easier you could put the slots in a row from small to big. Have fun!
Making Porridge – Can you help make some porridge? Add warm water or milk to some porridge oats and give it a stir. Perhaps add cinnamon or brown sugar too – yum! Have a feel of the porridge between your fingers. If you have 3 different sized bowls you could share out the porridge and have a tea party with 3 bears (or whatever cuddly toys you can find).
Find something hot, something cold, something ‘just right’ and your favourite cuddly toys and join in with this lovely sensory story. This story is also good for learning about big and small or soft and hard things.
|Hello Message||Say Hello
Hello Pink Class – part 1 (Ishrat, Justin, Ella, Tame)
|Thinking and Problem Solving Activity||Sensory Fun
http://pamis.org.uk/site/uploads/judys-sensory-ideas.pdf – Lots of sensory ideas here including making musical instruments, playing with cornflour and making sensory socks. Why not try one of them out? If you make a music shaker you could use it in the Music Time session below.
|Creative Activity||Music Time
Play along with my friend Michael. We use these music sessions in Pink Class so the children will be familiar with the songs. Find something to shake or bang along with the music.
|Other Activity (sensory story, song, game)||What’s in Molly’s Suitcase?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuICXxywK-Q – What’s in Molly’s suitcase? (CLUE – Sparkle). It’s time to look in Molly’s suitcase. I wonder what could be inside? Find something sparkly and you can join in too.