We have decided to go with an Alphabet theme where we take a letter and explore something that begins with that letter.
So for instance we are doing A is for animals .
What you need you to bring (if you can)
A favourite stuffed animal teddy
A animal storybook
An animal themed outfit
An animal figure
Animal dress up items
A bumbo chair / mat
Resources you will use
Stuffed animal teddies
Animal figure toys
Ideas of animal sounds plus lyrics if unknown
Animal print/style fabrics
Animal themed dress up items
A place to visit real animal (if possible)
Sight: see toy animals , animated animals and real animals on screen and possibly in real life.
See patterns and variety of colours of fabrics.
Hearing: use of musical instrument and singing. Songs played about animals. Listen to animal noises.
Taste: babies old enough could try animal biscuits or a selection of foods from animals. Could make edible paint.
Touch: feel the cuddly teddies, fabrics, real animals as well as toy animals. Touch paint and print onto paper. Make playdoh animal shapes.
Smell: can add scent to the paint and make edible paint. Smell animals in their habitat. Scented playdoh.
Art/craft: hand/footprint animals, foam animal sticking.
Messy play: play with paint after printing
Role play: dress up as animals
Explore & discover: animal sounds, animal patterns/ colours and shapes
Physical activity: action sounds about animals, playing instruments
Book club: Bear snores on :-will fit in as Karma Wilson is the virtual book club featured author for November.
Bring a favourite animal book to share and read.
Follow up ideas- teddy journal, visit a farm, sign animal songs and do animal noises from session. Do other animal hand/footprint.
I will scan my sons hand print animal to get a digital image to keep.
I am looking forward to seeing what actually happens and will feedback the best activities and share artwork and favourite shots.