Our book this week is 'The Rainbow Fish'. Listen to the link below to hear the story:
Physical- Focus of the week- Getting outdoors
Remember doing this as a child? You could spend ages making your den perfect and then hours inside playing in it.
Put up a little tepee tent with some rugs and mats or forage for sticks to make a more natural den. You can also just use chairs to make a tent and things you have in your house. Once it's done, bring out drinks and snacks, books and activities so that you can 'camp out' there all afternoon.
Why not draw your own race track on the patio in chalk?
The children can then spend the afternoon racing cars to see which ones come in first!
Create plants, flowers, creatures and people using leaves.
When the sun's out, ask your child to place their favourite animal figure onto a piece of paper and use the shadow to outline the shape onto the page.
Then remove the figure and colour it in. This creates really effective drawings.
Encourage your children to plant flower and vegetable seeds. Show them how to clear a space, dig out any weeds and prepare the soil. Then plant the seeds together, label them with markers and talk to them about nurturing and watching them grow.
You could even set a competition to see whose grow the fastest!
You can't beat a good old teddy bear picnic.
Roll out that picnic blanket, make up a packed lunch of sandwiches, fruit, cake and drinks and get all those favourite soft toys out to join you for lunch.
Add in a book to read together afterwards.
There are some lovely examples of painted pebbles on social media, especially rainbow ones.
Just find some little rocks and grab out some poster paint and away you go. Get your children to write their names and ages on the back so you can keep them afterwards.
This is a time your children may want to tell their children about some day. So why not bury a time capsule? Write a letter together to their future self, including the date and detailing their favourite things, who their friends are and a photo too.
Place them in a waterproof container and add in articles from a newspaper you think might be important and any drawings you may want to add in too.
The RSPB has a great guide to the most popular birds to look out for in your garden including blue tits, great tits and dunnocks.
Start at one end of the garden and make your way to the other end, writing down or drawing on a piece of paper anything you see on your way.
Count how many butterflies, ladybirds or beetles you can see. You could even collect feathers, leaves or pine cones in an empty jar and turn them into a collage.
If your children enjoy fairy and dino trails, why not make your own at home?
Make a little door out of cardboard or wood and fix it to a tree to make this your fairy, unicorn or dinosaur home. Create clues to lead to the home and hide them in the garden for your children to find.
Then get the children to help you build a garden around the door or turn a plant pot upside down to make a cave instead. Use soil and stones to create hills and mounds, and "plant" flowers around the front of the house or cave to create a garden for your fairy or dinosaur toy figures to play in.
There are so many things you can do outdoors, the opportunities and learning experiences are endless.
Have lots of fun getting outdoors and active this week
Send us your work to:
Victoria Park work - SullivanC17@Hwbcymru.net
Thompson Park work - WatsonK7@hwbmail.net