Activity one: Simon Says
Playing Simon says with the children encouraging them to follow simple instructions e.g.
Simon says touch your head. Simon says touch your nose Simon says jump up and down.
But don't forget if Simon doesn't say the children will be out!
Activity two: What would be at the top of your beanstalk?
Show the children to PowerPoint below and talk to them about what they might see if they went to the top of the beanstalk. Would it be a castle like Jack or would it be something different...Maybe it could be a beach or a forest...Be as imaginative as you like! Encourage your child to draw, paint or make a gluing picture of the top of their beanstalk!
Activity three: Write dance
It's time to get your dancing shoe out! The idea behind write dance is that the children are learning pre-writing language of top, bottom and middle whilst dancing! Start by encouraging your child to have 'duck fingers' (putting their thumb index and middle finger together as if holding a pencil) Have a little dance moving your hands from the top to the bottom and back to the middle. After a few dances put some paper on the floor, support your child to lie down holding a pencil in each hand and dance along to the music moving the pencil up and down the page. Whilst they are doing this say whether their pencil is at the top, middle or bottom of the page. (I've put a link to the song we will be using in Nursery below)