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Taste-it Tuesday

smiley Good morning, everyone.


Let us start the day by singing our 'Song of the Week':

Mary, Mary, quite contrary | Early Years - Nursery Rhymes

Today is 'Taste-it Tuesday', when children would usually make their own snack before sharing and eating it together in Nursery.

As today is going to be a sunny day, you could make fruit juice/ cordial ice cubes or ice lollies.

  • Make juice as normal and then pour into ice cube tray or an egg cup/ small cup.
  • If making an ice- lolly, place a stick/ straw/ small spoon into the juice and put it in the freezer.
  • Take it out of the freezer in a few hours when frozen.
  • Allow to defrost a little by placing egg cup into a tray of warm water.
  • Then enjoy!


If you decide not to make juice lollies, then you could allow children to help you (in a small way) to prepare some food for your family. Even if it is just to allow them to carefully stir food in a bowl or add a drop of milk/ water to something, this will help to develop children's physical skills and boost their confidence as they are 'helping' you. 

Language and Literacy

As we are making fruit-juice lollies today, let us play a game of 'I spy.....' using fruits.


Look at the pictures of the fruits and take some time to name and talk about the fruits with your child, explaining that they all started as a tiny seed and then grew into larger plants/ trees and then fruit.

Now to play 'I spy.....'.

Say the rhyme "I spy with my little eye, something beginning with the" (making a long a sound)

                        "I spy with my little eye, something beginning with the sound..b" (making a short b sound)

                        "I spy with my little eye, something beginning with the sound..sss" (making a long s sound)  

                        "I spy with my little eye, something beginning with the sound..o" (making a short o sound)


Challenge- ask children if they can chop the fruit and hear other sounds in the name

eg. apple = children might say "a-p-l"

banana = children might say "b-n-o-na"

pear = children might say "p-i-r"


Make a bit easier- Say: "I spy with my little eye, something that is .....and describe a characteristic of the fruit that you can see, eg.  ""I spy with my little eye, something that is red/ yellow/ green/ round/ has a stalk/ leaf/ is long etc.


Mini Maths

Say the number names in order-

1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

Next, say the number names and point to the numbers on the screen as you say the number names. 


This time, adult can begin the number string,  eg. saying "1  2  3  4  5 ....." 

then pause to allow the child to say, "6".

Repeat, starting at 1 each time but stopping at 3, then stop at 7, then- 9.

(Remember, if your child struggles, then tell them and repeat it together. It is important to support and build confidence as this is a fun activity and not a test).

Challenge- start at a number bigger than 1, eg. Adult says, "3  4  5  6  7.....

                                                                                                           Child says, "8".


Re-read your 'Book for Bedtime' from school. You can read it to your mum, dad, brother or sister now as you have read it a number of times and know the book well.


Enjoy the sunshine but remember to stay away from other people so that you can keep safe and I hope you enjoy eating your fruit-juice lollies!cheeky