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Creative

We will add creative activities to this page as the weeks go on. We will put the newest activities at the top, but leave the others for you to return to if you wish. These activities will develop a variety of skills and link to other areas of learning too. 

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Making Junk Instruments

Here are some ideas of junk instruments that you could make at home to have noisy fun with.

Waggle Dancing

When a worker discovers a good source of nectar or pollen, she will return to the hive to perform a waggle dance to let her nest mates know where it lies. A bee performs the waggle dance when she wants to inform other bees of a nectar source she has found. Here is Mrs Stephenson performing a waggle dance in a figure of 8. Can you have a go too? Send us your videos to the reception email.

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Melody from Cbeebies

There is a nice video on cbeebies iPlayer where Melody goes to see some butterflies and then listens to a piece of music that make her imagine a blue butterfly.  Have a listen and see what you think!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b063d4c3/melody-series-2-18-little-blue-butterfly

 

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You can also find a short animated clip of Melody and the bumblee from Mrs Stephenson's dance music.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/melody-the-lost-bee

 

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Bee Crafts

Have a go at making some of these bee crafts from things you have around your house.

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Patterns in Nature

Can you design a t-shirt for Willbee? You can use some of the patterns we found, or research some of your own. 

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Honey Biscuits

Mrs Watson has been baking again! She made some delicious honey biscuits. Why don't you and your grown up have a go at them yourselves using the recipe below?

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Finger Knitting

Why not have a go at finger knitting yourselves.You can see this video on YouTube by typing in 'One finger finger knitting' it gives you step by step instructions.

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Fun things to do with a cardboard box

Who knew there were so many thing to make with cardboard boxes. As we are stayong at home, alot more online ordering is going on. This means A LOT more recyling. Why not have some fun with your boxes before we recycle them. Hours of fun for free.

Baking Recipes

Here are some simple recipes for you to try at home. It is becoming easiert to get hold of eggs and flour and it is much cheaper and lots more fun to bake your ouw snacks. Send us photos of your creations. 

Hand and Feet paint art

Have fun using your handprints and footprints and turning them into animals. Can you make any of the Characters from The Smartest Giant in Town?

More Creative Ideas

Here are some ideas for you to try at home

Weaving

It is very easy to weave to home. Use wool, string, ribbon or paper. Have a think about what you want it to be after. A cape for a super hero? a rug for your dolls house? a picnic blanket for your teddies bear picnic? Or it could just be for fun. 

It is quite fiddly do encourage your child not to give up. It will develop their finger maniputlation skills for handing tools, including pencils. 

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Creative Activities Linked to Books

We have found some lovely activities linked to stories. Enjoy reading them or watching them on you tube, then make some crafts together.

The Mixed up Chameleon

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You tube story- Click here

Make your own Chameleon spinning plate to change their colours.

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Here is a picture of a real Chameleon

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Can you draw your own mixed up Chameleon? Add different parts of different animals as you go. What would their habitat be? Why would they be suited to live there? E.g. They have fins and gills, so they could live in the sea, but they also have a monkeys arms and a tail, so they could also swing in trees.

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You could email us pictures of your creations.

You could do some research about chameleons online and watch videos of real ones in the wild. Why do they change colour? Whatwould it be like if we could change colour too?

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Elma the patchwork elephant.

You tube story- click here

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Have fun making your own familiy of patchwork elephants. If you dont have tissue paper you could recycle some old clothes, cut up magasines or food packaging.

Are Real elephants patchwork? Maybe you could research them. They are wonderful creatures and very good friends to eachother. 

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