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1.  Weaving: 

You will need:  a kitchen utensil holder with holes in (or colander) and some fluffy pipe cleaners.

What did J learn?

  • Developed fine motor skills and pincer grip whilst weaving.
  • Rehearsed the names of colours.

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2. Home-Made Board Game: 

You will need:  a craft box with different sections, a character per player, die and sticker to mark finishing square.

J rolled the die, counted the spots and then moved his character the same number of spaces.

What did J learn?

  • Rehearsed counting spots (with one-to one correspondence) up to six.
  • Was able to move his character and count as he moved.
  • Developed his ability to take turns in a game.  (A great introduction to a simple board game concept!)

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3. Jelly Colour Match: 

You will need:  coloured pots, I used Jelly pots, different colour pompoms and a pair of tongs.

What did J learn?

  • Developed fine motor skills and pincer grip when using the tongs.
  • Rehearsed the names of colours.
  • Developed ability to sort and match.

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4. Number and Letter Match: 

You will need: In-car sun visors (I got mine from the £1 shop – both in the pack for £1), various colourful letters for the letter match or numbers for the number match.

What did J learn?

  • Developed his recall and recognition of numbers to 20.
  • Developed his recall and recognition of letters and their sounds.

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5. Lolly Art: 

You will need:  different colour lolly sticks, play and play dough to hold the sticks together.

What did J learn?

  • Developed fine motor skills and pincer grip whilst pulling of pieces of play dough and manipulating the lolly sticks.
  • Rehearsed the names of shapes and colours.
  • Developed his ability to create using different materials and media and use his imagination.

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6.  Petal Number Value: 

You will need:  fake petals (I got a bag of around 50 from – you guessed it – the £1 shop) and wooden numbers (Tesco)

What did J learn?

  • Developed and rehearsed the number recognition and recall.
  • Assigned a value to the numbers e.g. 3 petals for number 3.  Understanding the value of number is essential for all future calculation development.

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7. A piece of Art with Stickers: 

You will need:  a sticker book (we’re loving these Lego books at the moment- such a great range of stickers and Tesco do them for under £4) and paper

What did J learn?

  • Developed fine motor skills and pincer grip whilst pealing and sticking down the stickers.
  • Used his imagination to create a picture/imaginary scene.
  • J was able to tell the ‘story’ to go with his picture too!!!! Smile

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8. Shape Blocks (Tessellating picture art) : 

You will need:  wooden shapes and a mat to act as a base for picture.

What did J learn?

  • Developed fine motor skills and pincer grip whilst manipulating the small pieces.
  • Rehearsed the names of colours and shapes.
  • Used imagination to create a picture.
  • Without realising rehearsed tessellation!!!

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3 thoughts on “8 Fun & Educational Activities (that take only 60 seconds to set-up)

  1. Have used the weaving game before after my little boy saw me sewing one day, great fun!! Can’t wait to try some of the other ideas, especially the lollipop idea with him soon! 🙂

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