Happy Wednesday everyone!
One Snowy Night
We're going to get really good at remembering what happens in the story.
Did you remember the names of all the animals in the story? And how many there were of each animal? Tomorrow we will all make a story map - that’s a great way of remembering what happens and who the characters are.
What is your favourite part of the story?
Become a Storyteller
Over the next few days we are going to become really good at telling stories. Once you to get to know a story well then you can retell that story yourself!
Today we are going to begin by making some puppets to help us to tell the story of One Snowy Night. Using puppets to retell a story is really good fun! Puppets can be as simple as printed out pictures for you to cut out and colour (see link below) or children's own drawings of the characters (and yours too - sometimes there are a lot of characters to create!). Stick them onto sticks or toilet/kitchen rolls - these are great if you want your characters to stand up!
Here are some examples.
Over the week we're going to find out more about the different animals from the story. Let's start with the hedgehog... Watch this episode of Come Outside. What do you already know about hedgehogs?
Let's begin again with a number rhyme!
Write the numerals 1, 2 and 3 on pieces of paper. Ask your child to pull out one of the numbers and say it. Repeat this a few times. Outside in the garden or backyard or when out on a walk, ask your child to do an action for each number that choose, for example, do two jumps, do 3 hops, 2 tiptoes, 1 jump, 3 giant steps and so on.
Your family will be so pleased if you are helpful around the house and offer to do some jobs. Remember many of your grown-ups will be trying to do their own jobs too whilst you're at home. Maybe today you could help to lay the table for lunch or for dinner? You will need to decide how many plates, knives, forks and spoons you will need and watch carefully as your grown-up shows you where to put the cutlery. Can you copy them?
We love dancing to the Animal Boogie in nursery! Why don't you show your family how to do it?
Our Favourite Five Stories
Don’t forget to keep listening to our Favourite Five stories! There’s a page just for them next to the Sharing Stories page. Which is your favourite? I think mine is The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr.