Seaside Day

Hello children. Today we’re going to have fun at the beach! We’re going to listen to a story, go exploring for creatures and then do some drawing and counting. Don’t worry if you don’t live near a beach - you can take part anywhere outdoors!

Lily the Limpet Gets Lost

Listen to Lily the Limpet Gets Lost, a sweet rhyming story about a limpet who can’t find her way home.

Grown Ups:
This book highlights the importance of taking care of living things. It encourages talking about British sea life and safe rock pooling.

Develops literacy, understanding the world skills.

Exploring Outdoors

See what creatures live near you. Explore your garden, a park or the beach if you can! Can you find mini beasts, spot some birds or even something more exciting?

Grown Ups:
This book highlights the importance of taking care of living things. It encourages talking about British sea life and safe rock pooling.

Develops literacy, understanding the world skills.

Making Shapes

Can you make shapes with stones or shells? What patterns and shapes can you make? How many stones did you use for your shape?

Grown Ups:
Encourage your children to make shapes with your pebbles, shells or other objects. Can they make circles, squares, triangles or rectangles?

Develops - mathematical and creative skills.

Drawing

Can you draw the creatures you saw today? Have a go at drawing what you remember and if you need some help ask your grown up!

Grown Ups:
Children may need assistance with how to draw the things they saw. Help them to remember and offer resources to copy from if they get stuck.

Develops - creativity, understanding the world and expressive art and design.

Extension

1. Colour in Lily the limpet.

2. Do you know any songs about the sea? How about the pirate song?

3. Are there any other sea themed books you could read?

Grown ups - Enjoy encouraging your children to explore the extension activities.

The Woodpecker Tales