To compare different sizes
You may carry this activity out in a number of different ways.
Go for a walk:
Exploring their local area is great for their understanding of the world. Visit a local park, what can they see, hear, feel? Use the outdoors to look at sizes, shapes, numbers- what can they find?
Big, bigger, biggest
Small, smaller, smallest
Can you find a small stick? Can you find a bigger one? Can you find a bigger one again?
Put them in order, talk about them: ‘This one is small, this one is bigger, this one is the biggest?
Using their toys.
This can also be carried out in the home using their toys. Arrange them in size order, you could also sort them in to Big and Small toys.
Cutting and Sticking:
I will also add a cutting and sticking Goldilocks activity which you may do.
Who has the smallest hands?
Your child can draw around the hands of the people in their house and order them. Alternatives could be drawing around their shoes, feet, different cups, plates, books, teddies, toys etc.
Please don't forget about number work!
Please adapt these activities to suit your child and the resources available. It is also crucial that basic number work is also incorporated in to your child's every day life. Looking at numbers when you are out and about, counting throughout the day, counting backwards as well as forwards, counting in 2's using socks, talking about numbers in order and one more/less.
Size ordering and Number work interactive links:
Activity 2: To create pictures using 2D shapes.
Using 2D shapes, I would like your child to create a house like the Three Bears house. This may be drawn and coloured in, different shapes to cut out and create a house or painted. Please use the resources available to you. Can your child name the 2D shapes? Can they recognise shapes in their home? In their local area, can they find different shapes? To help with your child's drawing skills, you may create small 2D stencils for your child to draw around them to draw a house.
Once created a house you may choose to create other 2D pictures. I will put a resource below to support this.
> Naming 2D shapes
> Sides and Corners- how many?
> Different size shapes
Interactive shape game: