Today’s Activities

You can do any of these tasks, in any order (but we've suggested a timetable).
Take as long as your little ones want for each task, let them use their imaginations! 

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Bring Your Teddy To Work Day

Hello children, Jude, Lamby and Flossie would like to welcome you to 'Bring Your Teddy to Work Day'. Grab your teddy and join us for a day of fun.

Today it's Bring Your Teddy to Work Day. Lamby has brought his teddy Red Ted along for the day. Have you got a teddy to bring along for the day? We're going to have lots of fun singing a song, having a Teddy Bear's Picnic and doing some Teddy Bear maths.

9.30am Activity:
There Were Six in the Bed.

You might know this song already. It's really good fun and it teaches us about taking away and finding out how many are left. Can you find 6 teddies or toys to join you for the song?

Grown Ups:
 

Encourage your children to join in with the song. Before each verse count how many teddies/toys there are. As we roll over, remove one teddy/toy and count how many are left. Use language such as how many, left, take away, less, count, number names.  

Develops - Communication & Language, PSHE and Maths skills.

10.30am Activity:
Sorting Our Teddies

We are going to sort our teddies according to their attributes. That's a big word isn't it? It can mean sorting your teddies by different sizes, different colours, whether they have clothes or not. You can sort your teddies out too. I wonder how you'll do it.

Grown Ups:
Encourage your child to sort their teddies into different piles. Maybe all the bears together, all the dogs together  or by size. You could even sort them by clothes they are wearing or whether they have sewn eyes or plastic eyes. There are lots of different ways to explore.  Use language such as size and size names, colour and colour names, attributes, noses, beaks, fluffy, hard etc. Develops - Communication & Language, Maths and Understanding the World skills.

1:30pm Activity:
Teddy Bear's Picnic

Red Ted loves a picnic. Let's take our teddies on a picnic. We need to make sure they've all got plates and cups and we need to share the food out fairly so everyone gets the same. 

Grown Ups:
Encourage your children to find the right number of cups, saucers and plates for the picnic. Encourage your children to share out some snacks so all the teddies/toys get the same amount.  Use language such as picnic, saucer, cup, plate, share, fair, the same, same amount, equal. Develops - Language & Communication, Maths and Understanding the World skills.

2:30pm Activity:
Teddy Bear Teddy Bear Turn Around

We're going to do a little action song with Red Ted. Can you join in with the words and the actions?

Grown Ups:
Encourage your child to join in with the song and actions. You can think of your own actions if you like. Use language such as - around, ground, high, sky, action, nose, toes, song, join in. 

Develops -  Communication & Language, Physical and Maths skills.

If you've finished these and still have time for fun...

1. Make up another verse for the Teddy Bear Teddy Bear Turn Around Song.
2. Draw a map of the places your Teddy Bear visited for the day.

Story time:
The Elves and the Shoemaker

Snuggle up for our bedtime story The Elves and the Shoemaker.

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