Happy Monday 11th January 2021!
What a funny story! Let's think about some of the things that happen in the story.
Where are the animals hiding?
Have a careful look at this page of the book and tell someone in your family where the different animals are hiding. Grown-ups, encourage your child to use prepositions such as under, inside, on top of, next to when describing each animal's position.
Percy's Hut I Spy
Using the picture above, play a game of I Spy. There are so many different animals and objects to spot and will give your child a chance to practise recognising the initial sounds of words.
Here are some clues from Ms Paulson!
I can spy a black and white animal beginning with b.
I can spy something you wear beginning with h.
I can spy something you cut with beginning with s.
Are those too easy for you or just right? Can you do some clues for your grown-up? Have a go!
Make a collection of 5 different things from your house or your garden beginning with our letter sound of the week 't' and put them on a tray. Cover them over and ask your grown-up to take one away without you seeing. Uncover them and see if you can guess what is missing. Once you have done this for a while, change it so that you take away a different number of things each time and talk about how many are missing and how many are left. This makes 5 altogether! Grown-ups, talk about the objects with your child as you play and what they are used for. Help your child to speak in full sentences by modelling language and encouraging them to repeat in a playful way. Have fun whilst they learn!
Out and About
Winter Walk Hunt
Here is something you can do when you are going out for your daily exercise!
Tick the boxes when you see the different objects.
Time for a dance! Get your body moving and have some fun!!
Get the whole family to join in with this Jungle Book song and dance!
Poem of the Day
Let's finish on a poem again! Another winter one, this time by Shirley Hughes from a book called 'Out and About'.