Finding stones with Grandma

We are thrilled to have a takeover day at EYFSHome. Today it is Sarah Griffiths, author of ‘Finding Stones for Grandma’. Delighted to share today's story and activities. We are sad if you can’t do all of this right now under lockdown, we've put some alternatives in and so something to look forward to when it’s safe again!
Sarah Griffiths

EYFSHome

Read a story – ‘Finding Stones for Grandma’
We are going to read a book about Eva and her Grandma. Eva is so excited that Grandma has come to stay!
Grown Ups: This is the 5th story in a popular series of stories by Sarah that support children’s emotional health and well-being.  Support your child to reflect on the special people in their lives and talk about how they make them feel. Reflect on happy times you have had together as a family and with other special people in your lives. Talk about the places you have visited and remember using your senses the experiences you had. Look at the front cover from the video of Finding Stones for Grandma.  Support your child to draw themselves with someone very special to them. Write a sentence or words that describe how this person makes them feel. This activity supports their emotional health and connecting to their feelings.
The Magic Stone - Meditation and Relaxation Practice
Join in with Sarah as she takes you on a magical journey to find a precious stone.
Grown Ups: This is the 5th story in a popular series of stories by Sarah that support children’s emotional health and well-being.  Support your child to reflect on the special people in their lives and talk about how they make them feel. Reflect on happy times you have had together as a family and with other special people in your lives. Talk about the places you have visited and remember using your senses the experiences you had. Look at the front cover from the video of Finding Stones for Grandma.  Support your child to draw themselves with someone very special to them. Write a sentence or words that describe how this person makes them feel. This activity supports their emotional health and connecting to their feelings.
Collecting stones and natural items.
Collect stones, leaves, flowers or any natural objects.
Grown Ups: Take a walk with your child in your garden or local area to collect stones or natural objects that are of interest to them. Use these items to spell the name of a special person in your child’s life. You can also make a picture with these items. This activity supports your child to appreciate the natural world around them. It also supports letter recognition and their creativity.
Action Song using the senses
Make a song using your senses about somewhere special.
Grown Ups: Reflect on places you have visited together with your child. Make up a simple action song to the tune of wheels on the bus.  Share the song with another family member and get them to join in too. This activity supports your child’s language and communication development and emotional health and well-being.
If you have finished all of these activities and still have time for fun. Talk to your child about how you can take time to relax each day. Talk about what makes them feel calm, relaxed and happy. Think about some of the activities we have covered and talk about how they made them feel. Plan together each day for relaxation time.
Jack and The Genie by Sarah Griffiths
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