Summer 1 week 2
Summer Term - Being Healthy!
There are lots of ways we can be healthy! Can you think of any? Have a look at this link to help you think of some. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMHVEFWNLMc
This is what we are going to keep learning about over the next few weeks and there are lots of activities below for you to choose from. To help us keep learning about healthy foods, we have a new book to read together- Eat Your Greens Goldilocks.
- Listen to the story ‘Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks!’, found on the staff story page, and talk about the story with your child. Discuss how it is different from the traditional tale ‘Goldilocks and the 3 Bears’. what is the same and what is different?
- Can your child remember the different food Goldilocks eats in the story for snack time, lunchtime and dinnertime?
- Can you draw some of the foods Goldilocks ate?
- Talk about each other’s favourite food – modelling sentences by saying “my favourite food for breakfast is… because ...” or “my favourite food for dinner is …. because ….”.
Take photos of some of the meals you have this week and encourage your child to talk about how you make the meals, recording their speech to go with the photo! Some children may want to try and copy some ‘key’ words to make a heading for example “fish fingers”, “spaghetti” or “beans”. Encourage your child to draw pictures or make marks to represent something you have cooked or prepared.
Song of the week: ‘When Goldilocks went to the house of the bears’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO21SNLF5P4 Encourage your child to try and join in with the actions!
- Use pasta/dry beans ( or another set of small objects) to practice counting skills- roll a dice and see if you can count out the correct amount of pasta pieces to go with the number. Encourage your child to count slowly and accurately. Model writing the numeral to go with the pasta/beans and encourage your child to write the number as well.
- As an extra challenge- count out 2 groups of pasta or beans (less than 6 pieces in each) and ask your child to find how many they have all together!
- Go on a shape hunt around the house – what different shapes can you find? What shape is the door on your house? What shape are the windows? Can you find any triangles in your house?
- Practise cutting out different shapes from a piece of paper using scissors. Encourage your child to make a picture or a simple pattern using their cut out shapes.
- Watch this clip on why we eat fruit and vegetables: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kteZneJm1EI Discuss with your child - What is your favourite vegetable? What new vegetable could you try this week? Use the “recognizing vegetables” sheet attached to help your child to label the ones they know and tick off the ones they have tried before.
- Goldilocks tries different things for lunch and dinner! Make a healthy lunch box or dinner plate using the activity sheets and pictures provided. You could also draw your own pictures or cut out pictures from a magazine. Discuss with your child about why it is important to have a variety of different food and not the same food all the time.
- Ask your child to find some different food items in your kitchen. Explore the different food items using senses. Discuss these key questions: Is it big or small? Is it bumpy or smooth? Is it light or heavy? What shape is it? What colour is it? What does it smell like? What does it taste like? Does it make a sound when you move it around?
- Make some porridge for breakfast:https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/basic-porridge/gokdfj74 You could put different toppings on your porridge- banana, berries, nuts, a little honey and milk…what will you choose?
- We would love to see any photos of you cooking different things with your child. There is a suggested recipe in the resources attached!
- Paint or draw the different food items that you have found in your house, using different colours. Encourage your child to look at them carefully, thinking about the shape and colour.
- Make some playdough (you can find simple recipes online!) and add different herbs such as rosemary or oregano. Use biscuit cutters or playdough cutters to make different shapes.
- Let your child help prepare dinner and encourage them to chop some vegetables – for example peppers, carrot, broccoli. They have done this at school before (: Do supervise them and show them the correct way to hold a blunt knife.
- Practise throwing a ball – can your child catch it and throw it back to you five times in a row without dropping it? Make a target for them to throw at, such as inside a hula hoop, or a mark on a wall. You can even make a game of skittles by throwing a ball at some plastic bottles in a row!