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Make-it Monday

Today we are going to make a toy car, using recycled boxes/ packaging from our home.

  • Don't worry if you don't have exactly the same boxes/ bottles. Simply use what you have to create a car body shape and attach bottle tops or circles of paper for wheels.
  • This is a team-task.
  • Children may need some adult help with cutting boxes or bottles but will develop their creative and physical skills helping you.

Look at the images below for ideas:

Taste-it Tuesday

Today, we are going to make simple circle biscuits, that look like car wheels!

You will need:

100g (4oz) butter, softened
50g (2oz) caster sugar
150g (5oz) self-raising flour


Preheat the oven to 180°C /fan 160°C/ gas 4.

Lightly butter two baking trays.

Measure the butter into a bowl and beat to soften. Gradually beat in the sugar and then the flour. Bring the mixture together with your hands to form a dough.

Form the dough into 16 balls about the size of a walnut and place spaced well apart on the prepared baking trays.

Dip a fork in a little water and use this to flatten the biscuits.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15–20 minutes until a very pale golden.

Lift off the baking tray and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

Wiggle Wednesday

Moving to music helps develop creativity in movement as well as muscle strength and stamina.

It improves health and well-being too.

  • Encourages everyone at home to move to the music below.
  • Who is the best at creating new moves?

Have fun!

I Like To Move It

Gary Numan - Cars

Thrilling Thursday

Today we are going to play with our cars and moving toys. We will need some cardboard or other board to make a slope on the stairs or from the chair and then we can enjoy seeing the cars go down!

Which car goes down the ramp quickly? Let two cars go down together and see which car reaches the floor first? Try making higher and lower slopes.

Talk to your child about how 'fast' or 'slow' the car goes. Which car is 'first?' Which car is second?'.

Funky Friday

We have been making and exploring cars. Today we will move like cars using traffic lights!

Traffic Lights – starting and stopping

Cut out a red and a green circle to use for a stop and start signal in this activity.

Everyone dances or does some bus actions when you show the green traffic light, show the red traffic light and everyone stops very still.Use shakers or other instruments and sound-makers available to play this game, stopping and starting at exactly the right time.

Now let's sing a song we know about moving on a bus; The Wheels on the Bus.

You can use your instruments too. Try to copy the sound of the wheels, the wipers, the bell or the doors with  instruments. You can always use cutlery/tins/wooden spoons to make different sounds instead of instruments.