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Make-it Monday

Good morning everyone smiley

I hope you had a good weekend and were able to go outside in the sunshine.


This week we are going to be talking about 'Feelings' and give children the opportunity to talk about how they feeling about staying at home and missing doing their usual things such as playing with friends, seeing family, going to school etc.


Let's start the week with a few songs. Remember to sing together. Singing is good for you as it releases positive hormones that relieve stress and anxiety.

Hello Song for Kids | Greeting Song for Kids | The Singing Walrus

If You're Happy And You Know It for Preschoolers I Nursery Rhymes and Kid Songs I The Teolets

Ask the children do they know why the wolf is trying to capture the sheep. How do the sheep feel when this happens?
Explain that the wolf gets a shock when the animals clap and stamp and so they sheep can run away.
How do the sheep feel now?
Why does the lion on the violin laugh?
WARNING- this song goes on for 6 mins. You may want to stop it earlier than that !!!!!

Language and Literacy

Ask your child to name as many of the animals they can remember from the song, 'If you're happy and you know it'.  

Write a list of the animals they suggest in their 'Busy Book'.

Next, suggest some alliterative describing words eg.

a messy ......  monkey

a pink  ........   pig

shy    ..........   sheep

tall / tiny .....   turtle


Challenge- can you think of a name for each of the animals that begin with the correct letter sound eg. Tommy Turtle or Walter Wolf, etc.


Mini Maths


Get ready for another feel-good/ sing-along song.

This time we're going to use the song to focus on number: as the eggs hatch, the number of eggs decreases (explain to children, it is less) and the number of chicks increases ( explain to children, it is more).

I'm a spring chicken





Share the story below, asking your child to remember a time when they were feeling angry, sad, happy, afraid.


WARNING- do not allow children to press SUBSCRIBE button at the end of the story. 

The Color Monster, A Story About Emotions by Anna Llenas | Color Monster is very confused and needs help in sorting his mixed-up emotions.


Today is Make-it Monday

Draw a feelings picture in your Busy Book inspired by the Colour Monster.

This can be anything you choose: you could draw the colour monster or explore the colours of the feelings from the story. Or you might draw a happy picture or a time when you were angry.


Challenge - try to help 'make' someone in your family feel happy today.smiley

heartYou could give them a hug, or tidy your toys or be kind and share with them heart


I hope you have a happy day