activities for 3-5 year-olds linked to the English Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) educational programmes
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St. David's Day
Hello children, I'm Jude and I'm an author and storyteller. Lamby and Flossie are my storytelling mascots with Little Lamb Tales. Today we are learning all about St. David's Day which is a very special day for people who live in or are from Wales. We're going to find out about St. David, make a flag, learn some Welsh and hear some interesting facts
Tell a Fairy Tale Day
Hello children, I'm Jude and I'm an author and storyteller. Lamby and Flossie are my storytelling mascots with Little Lamb Tales. Today we are very excited as it's Tell a Fairy Tale Day! We're going to tell two fairy tales, sing a song and make some props. Come and join the fun.
My name is Rachel from Music Minors based in Shropshire. Today we are going to be learning all about the colour red. We will be learning a red song, an action song, making playdough and getting creative too!
The Lion who Longed for Spots
My name is S J Hudson and I am a children’s author and illustrator. Today we are going to listen to two of my stories. We will be making a lion mask, some posters and counting spots and matching them to numbers.
My name is Sarah Isaacs and I am an author and a teacher. I absolutely love the colour green, in fact, I am wearing my favourite green jumper! Get ready for a fabulous day ahead!
Grown ups:Talk to your child about the colour green. What items are around you which are green? Perhaps you could do a ‘green treasure hunt!’ and find as many things around the house which are different shades of green!
Hello, my name is Gemma Everson and I am a children’s author, a teacher and also a mum.
Our brains are amazing thinking machines and today we will be exploring maths, science and the world around us through our four activities.
Emma McCalla John
My name is Emma, I am a teacher and an artist. Today I will be doing some fun activities all about the colour yellow. Almost everywhere in the world yellow represents sunshine, happiness, and warmth.
In nature, yellow is the colour of sunflowers and daffodils, egg yolks and lemons, canaries and bees.
I hope you enjoy all of the activities today.
My name is Sarah Isaacs and I am an author and a teacher. Today we are going to be learning about nurses. We will be learning about the history of nursing, what goes in a nurse’s bag and how to look after someone when they are unwell. Get ready for a fabulous day ahead.
The Poppit Dragon
My name is Mark and I am an author. Today I’ll be reading ‘Monty and the Poppit Dragon’ and we will be taking part in some fun activities about dragons and flying.
Freya and Lois
Welcome to Pancake Day. Our names are Freya and Lois and we have a fun filled day for you. First we will be sharing the story about why we celebrate Pancake Day. Next we will be making the pancakes, decorating them and then finishing with a song.
Love and Kindness Day
My name is Georgie and I am a dancer. Today we are having a fun filled day learning about love and kindness! We will be doing some fun craft activities, some biscuit decorating and making a very exciting love potion! I can’t wait to get started.
Chinese New Year
Happy Chinese New Year from everyone at EYFSHome! My name is Emma and I am a teacher and an artist. Today we will be looking at ‘The Year of the Ox’ for Chinese New Year. There will be lots of fun activities and learning all about Chinese New Year.
Hello children, I'm Jude and I'm an author and storyteller. Lamby and Flossie are my storytelling mascots with Little Lamb Tales. Today we are going to be thinking about why we need water and how we use it. We'll also be learning about the water cycle and salty and fresh water. And we also have a challenge to complete.
Hello children. My name is Mark and I am a children’s author. I’m delighted to be involved in the EYFS author takeover. This is Monty and Cookie who star in all of my books. Today we are reading Monty and Friends' African Adventure and doing some fun activities around animals.
Celebrate Nature Day
My name is Rachel and I have my own musical company called Music Minors. Today we are going to be celebrating nature. I will be teaching you a new song called ‘I Like the Flowers.’ We will be making puppets and singing a song about birds. We will also be making a bird feeder and planting some spring bulbs.
Becky is a singer and dancer from Scotland. Today she is here with her happy helpers, Nicole & Olivia. We are getting creative, having fun and learning all about different vehicles. There will also be some singing and dancing too. Becky is so excited to spend the day learning with you all and hopes you are ready for a fun filled Vehicles Day.
My name is Sarah and I am a teacher and children’s author.
I love the colour blue! There are so many shades of blue too! Light blue, dark blue, navy and teal to name just a few. Today’s activities are going to be fun as they all have the same theme of the colour blue. Are you ready for some fun activities? I know I am. Let’s go!
Time To Talk Day
Hello! My name is Gemma and I am a children’s author, teacher and a mum. Do you like to talk? Some people talk a lot, like me! Others like talking less and that’s ok. It is important to talk about how we feel so today we are going to be thinking about our emotions and how we can share that with others.
Magical Rainbow Bus Day
Ross Baker is a children’s author and would like to welcome you to his Author Take Over Day. Today, Ross will be reading his book to you and sharing some exciting activities with us.
My name is Ross and I am the author of the children’s picture book, ‘The Magical Rainbow Bus of Fun’. The book features a magical bus with lots of different floors to explore. I’ll be reading the book to you and then setting you some exciting activities to do based around the book.
Hello again! My name is Gemma and I am a children’s author, teacher and a mum. Patterns are all around us especially in nature. Today we are going to explore patterns we find in animals and create our own. We are very excited, shall we get started?