Children will be creating a jungle picture this week.
They will be using sponge brushes and rollers to cover their paper with shades of green paint.
When their painting is dry, they will be sticking photographs of animals onto their base, using glue.
At home, you could create your own jungle picture drawing simple animals for children to add extra details eg. the elephants long trunk or whiskers in the lion.
Then colour the background green with pencil or crayon.
Children will be making a favourite snack for monkeys as they make a banana pudding today.
Moving to music is lots of fun and great for developing physical skills, strength and stamina.
It also helps boost confidence as well as helping us to feel good, so lets all dance and move together:
As well as developing skills copying actions shown, music and movement is also a good opportunity for children to develop their creative skills and imagination, thinking of their own ways to move.
Tell your child to listen to the music and move in any way they like:
Our thrill this week will be to explore and hunt around the house and find pretend jungle animals. You can help your child by asking which jungle animals they can find. Is the animal big or small? Is it found in a tree or by the water? Is it high or low? What sound does the animal make? How does the animal move?
Here are some jungle animal suggestions to start off your child's imagination.
How many animals did your child find? Which one was the favourite? Which animal was scary?
We hope your child enjoyed the Thursday thrill and learning about the animals in the jungle.
Today we will enjoy joining in the words of the story of walking in the jungle.