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Iris 21/10/21

In EYFS this term our topic is called; 'Little Einsteins', and it's all about experimenting and exploring. This half term we have been reading the books; Monstersaurus and Meg and Mog.


Here are some activities linked to our topic and the stories that you can do on your learning from home day.

Use these youtube videos to read the stories.

meg and mog

Monstersaurus story 📚 and song 🎶 by Claire Freedman | Read by Joy

What's a non-violent solution for out of control, stinky monsters?! 📚 📚 Monty's creation Monstersaurus comes to the rescue wi...



  • You can sing the number song - 5 little witches:


Five little witches cooking up a spell

Stirring up the cauldron “oh what a smell”

Add a little potion sing a little song


There were five little witches

Till the spell went wrong!


Repeat the verse but change the number of witches until you have 0!


Four little witches cooking up a spell

Three little witches cooking up a spell

Two little witches cooking up a spell

One little witch cooking up a spell


  • Cook some cakes (instead of a spell!) children can help with mixing and see the ingredients change. Please see below for attached recipe!
  • Make Silky soft playdoh.

You will need: 8 table spoons of plain flour, 2 table spoons table salt, 60ml warm water, food colouring, and 1 table spoon of vegetable oil



  1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.
  2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.
  3. Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, flexible dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.
  4. Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh
  5. Make a play dough monster


  • Give your child different sized containers and some rice/pasta/cereral. Encourage them to explore it by filling and emptying the different containers.
  • Whisking: Grab a bowl of water, add soap, and let your child whisk until they make lots of bubbles!
  • Make up a tray of cornflour. Add drops of food colour and let your children get the hands in.
  • Check out these two Youtube videos. They have some lovely sensory  ideas you can try at home.

Make monsters (like Monstersaurus) from toilet rolls or kitchen rolls.

Decorate them however you like (see examples below).

You can send them in on Friday to show us how they look!




  • Mark making activities - if you have a printer you can print the colouring in sheets attached below and encourage colouring in.