Welcome to the Lavender class activity page.
Whilst the school is closed you can check this page for a list of fun activities for you and your children to enjoy. At the bottom of the page I have added some useful links that may interest you and your child.
Please keep in contact with us via your class email; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lavender class have been exploring the Country India. During our creative art sessions Lavender class have been enjoying participating in activities linked to the festival of colour. If you have access to paints and craft resources at home you can try the activity below;
Colour festival card
Give your child a choice of different coloured paints. Allow you child to explore the paints with their hands or with a paintbrush. You can transfer the paint patterns from the table/tray onto a piece card. You can also allow your child to create marks directly onto the card with a paintbrush or printing using their hands. Once the paint has dried you can send the cards to friends and family to make them smile.😊 (keeping in line with the government social distancing advice)
Cooking allows your child to experience different textures, tastes and smells. It’s a great way to get your child involved with everyday life skills. Whilst at home you can get your children involved in cooking. Here are some useful tips:
- Promote good hygiene before beginning cooking such as cleaning tables and washing hands.
- Talk about the different textures and smells of the ingredients.
- Allow them to explore the food items through taste, touch and smell.
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Expose your child to different temperatures of ingredients, with parental supervision (e.g. make sure the ingredients are not too hot.)
- Now the best part! Allow your child to taste the product.
- Cleaning up time! Allow your child to help with washing the dishes. Give your child a sponge/cloth and encourage them to clean those dishes.
To make a basic musical shaker at home you will need a choice of container such as:
- Empty water, or other plastic drinks bottle – any size will do
- Empty coffee tin
- Any small boxes with lids
- A plastic egg that splits into two
You can seal these containers or bottles with tape once completed.
You will also need a choice of fillings such as:
- Dry uncooked pasta
- Uncooked Chickpeas
- Uncooked Rice
- Uncooked dry beans
- Glitter or sequins
Use larger fillings if you are worried your child will put them in their mouth
You can mix and match the fillings within your musical shaker or stick to just one. You will need to fix the lid on tightly once your child’s musical shaker has been filled. If you are using smaller items, like grains of rice or lentils you can set up the area with a funnel to pour the filling in to make the musical shaker.
You can use these musical shakers to play games such as Ready steady …Go. You can encourage your child to shake the shakers using fast and slow motions. Or you can let your child to be creative and shake to some music. Have fun!
Makaton fun with the wonderful Singing Hands Monday to Friday 10:30am!
Starting from Monday 30th March! Tune in!
It can be watched on YouTube or Facebook
The story massage programme is running live broadcasts every
Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm via Facebook.
Go to their website for useful information and benefits of the story massage programme.
Sending you all warm wishes and stay safe 😊
Carly and the Lavender team.