I bet you are so good at re-telling the story of Dear Zoo by now!
Today we are going to be looking at Syllables in words from our story 'Dear Zoo'-that means you are going to practice saying the word and seeing how many claps are in each word!
For example, let's practice clapping the word frog. [frog]That word just has one clap. Now, let's do puppy.. [pup-py]This word has 2 claps in it. Have a go at completing the rest of the words below.
LOOK at the picture, SAY the word then CLAP out the word.
Which word has 1 clap? which word has 2 claps? Which word has 3 claps?
Try clapping out your name. How many claps does it have? My name has 3 claps. [Fa-hee-ma]
Today for Maths we would like you to make your own Number Zoo! [Get your Imaginations going!]
Take a look at the example below.
Don't worry if you haven't got any lollipop sticks at home, you can use cardboard, cereal boxes, straws etc to make the pens. I'm sure you will do an amazing job with the help of your family! Make your little animals for each pen by drawing them on paper and cutting them out, or you can even put in imaginary animals with whatever you have at home. [counters, pasta, beads, seeds, milk bottle lids etc]
**Send in your amazing creations!**
Fine Motor Fun!
For this activity you will need a tray, some kitchen towel, some colouring pens and a spray water bottle! It's so easy to set up but so much fun watching how the colours get bigger and change shape as you spray water over it! You can draw shapes, numbers, or write the letters in your name, like I'v done below. You can even draw the animals from the zoo! Send in your photos when you've tried this!
Challenge: Can you try mixing colours and see what happens..Have fun!