Take One Picture Day
Hello children, Jude, Lamby and Flossie would like to welcome you to Take One Picture Day. All our activities today will be inspired by a lovely picture which was given to Jude. We've got lots of fun activities planned so come and join in.
This lovely picture of a girl with foxes was given to Jude by her brother Lenny. We're going to use the picture as a base for our activities today. We'll be using our imaginations, dressing up, counting hats and scarves and playing a game.
Who Could She Be?
Let's meet the girl in the picture. What could her name be? Does she live in the woods? Is she friends with the foxes? And what about the foxes? Are they friendly? Do they live nearby? We can ask the picture lots of questions and find out so many interesting things. Use your imagination.
Encourage your child to look at the picture and discuss it. Talk about the girl, what she's wearing, where she might be going. Discuss the foxes and where they might live. Encourage your child to use their imagination. There is no wrong answer.
Use language such as who, where, what, girl, fox, woods, toadstools, logs, imagine, make believe.
Develops - Communication & Language, Creativity, and Understanding the World skills.
What a Picture!
Let's see if we can recreate the picture using things in our house. Can you find a hat, scarf and coat to wear? Have you got cushions or little stools to be the logs? Maybe you have toy foxes or other teddies who could join the picture. Please share your photos with us.
Encourage your children to recreate the picture using things you can easily find in your house. It doesn't have to be exact. Discuss what your child is going to put on first. Take a photo when they are finished.
Use language such as dress up, recreate, scarf, hat, coat, foxes, pretend, logs.
Develops - Communication & Language, Understanding the World, Creativity and Physical skills.
Hats and Scarves
We found so many hats and scarves when we were trying to find one to recreate the picture. We're going to count them and see how many we have. I wonder if we'll have more hats or more scarves? Can you gather all your hats and scarves together? Count them and see which you have more of.
Help your child to gather up a pile of hats and scarves. Sort them into hats then scarves. Now count them to see which pile has most.
Use language such as hat, scarf, count, sort, pile, more, most, number names.
Develops - Language & Communication and Maths skills.
And the Winner is...
Meet my partner Dom. He's joined us so we can play a game. We've put all our hats and scarves on the floor and we're going to see how many hats and scarves we can put on as quickly as possible. I wonder who will get the most? Who do you think will win? Now you can play too. Have fun.
Play the game with your child. This game can be done with 2 or more people. You can also add your own little rules and extend the game further if you wish.
Use language such as - hat, scarf, count, put on, wear, winner, competition, game, how many, number names.
Develops - Communication & Language, Maths and Physical skills.
If you've finished these and still have time for fun...
1. Draw your own version of the picture.
2. Choose a picture you like from your house and make some activities to go with it.
3. Find out which scarf is longest.