Hello children, Jude, Lamby and Flossie would like to welcome you to a very exciting day. It's Bonfire Night and we've got lots of activities to go with it. Today we are going to find out why November 5th is called Bonfire Night, Firework Night and Guy Fawkes Night. We've got lots of fun activities planned so come and join in.
Remember, Remember the Fifth of November
Let's find out why we celebrate November 5th. I'll share a poem with you and tell you all about somebody called Guy Fawkes.
Encourage your children to join in with some of the words of the poem. Talk about Bonfire Night and any family traditions you may have for the day. Use language such as bonfire, firework, Guy Fawkes, celebration, remember, long ago, King James, gunpowder, plot. Develops - Communication & Language, PSHE, and Understanding the World skills.
It's Bonfire Night!
We're going to sing a song and use instruments or music makers to recreate firework noises. Can you think of your own firework noises as well?
Encourage your child to join in with the words of the song. Discuss which instruments or music makers you could use to represent firework noises. Use language such as Catherine Wheel, firework, bangers, sparklers, rockets, bonfire night, instrument. Develops - Communication & Language, Creativity and Physical skills.
Whizz! Bang! Pop!
We're going to make up some poems using onomatopoeiac words. That's such a big word isn't it? It means words that sound like their action or what they do. Can you make up your own firework poems?
Encourage your children to choose some of the words and then make them into a simple poem. You might need to show them what to do first. Why not add some actions and sound effects? Use language such as onomatopoeia, bang, pop, whizz, fizz, sparkle, crackle, whoosh, poem. Develops - Language & Communication and Creative skills.
Let's Stay Safe
Fireworks and sparklers are lovely but we need to remember to be safe. Here are some quick rules to help you.
Talk to your children about being safe around fireworks and sparklers. Go over the rules and ask the children to join in with you. Use language such as - safe, stay back, sparkler, listen, adult, careful, stay safe, rules. Develops - Communication & Language, PSHE and Understanding the World skills.
If you've finished these and still have time for fun...
1. If you aren't planning to have fireworks or sparklers, see if you can find some footage online to show your children. Talk about the colours and sounds.
2. Make a firework picture using black paper, crayons and glitter.
3. Read some more Bonfire Night inspired poems.
This story is about Lamby and his friend enjoying Bonfire Night. We hope you enjoy it too.