We all know how important it is to keep our body active. The result of inactivity is easily traceable and visually intrusive in our everyday lives. The dangers of being physically inactive are well documented. However a subject that is also well researched, but somewhat less popular for mainstream a
As adults we are generally very poor at learning new languages. According to Ronald Kotulak (1996) “during… …the first three years of life, the foundations for thinking, language, vision, attitudes, aptitudes, and other characteristics are laid down,” For this reason early ch
This is a fun game that really tests the children’s fine motor skills and hand eye coordination. Phonics- In this activity children fish for sounds. It works in two ways with the teacher saying a sound or word and the children fishing it out; or by the children fishing out the sound of their c
In this activity the children must read the number and put the correct amount of pegs onto the plate. The numbers and plates are interchangeable.
This activity can be used with both phonics and maths. The children hunt the eggs in the playground (or garden). When they find an egg they open it and read the sound or the number out loud. We place some prizes in a few of the eggs for extra motivation but the game is a […]
Fine Motor- This activity can be quite difficult for weaker hands but is easily differentiated. The children pick up the gems and put them in matching pots. The activity can be made easier by using different objects. Phonics- Half bury sounds into soil or sand. Children use the tweezers to pull them
Phonics Letter recognition- Children hunt for bugs using the magnifying glass. When they find the bugs they use their magnifying glass to read the small letters. Word formation- The children can also hunt bugs, collecting sounds before forming words w
Phonics- Tricky words- In this activity the children find leaves within leaf piles or pull them from trees. Each leaf has a tricky word for them to read. An alternative way to play this game is to say the word and ask the children to find the correct leaf. This is for sight word recognition. [&helli
Maths Balancing- The children use scales to balance the gems. Counting- The children find the gems of their designated colour and count. Sorting- The children sort the gems into different pots based on their colour. Phonics Reading- The children find gems and bring them to the teacher. Each colour r
In this activity the children use nets to fish out the octopuses and starfish from the water table (or any large container). The game is easily differentiated providing you have enough toys to cover all the tricky words that you need. The game is easily adapted to maths and number recognition.