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.
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.
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?
This activity encourages children to think about creatures in the environment around them and teaches ways to look out for them and how to treat them carefully. You can spend as long as you like on this activity, depending on the weather!
Remind children to be careful as they explore, particularly on slippy rocks.
Develops children's understanding of the world.
Can you make shapes with stones or shells? What patterns and shapes can you make? How many stones did you use for your shape?
Encourage your children to join in with the song, counting and actions. Maybe you could continue the song up to ten and make up your own verses?
Develops - mathematical and creative skills.
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!
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.
If you've finished these and still have time for fun...
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.