In reception the children learn through play. In school we have a variety of play-based activities (continuous provision) set up inside and outside to support their learning in a range of areas of the EYFS curriculum. In school children can choose their own play and access continuous provision. Learning from home is a very different environment, but we want you to know that alongside the lessons we have planned the children can still play! Children learn so much through independent play and interactions! Play provides opportunities for children to develop their language skills, use their imagination and learn and consolidate formal teaching.
Here are some play ideas for this week! These are just some ideas incase you need any inspiration! These are play activities that the children could do independently, or with an adult or sibling. Please let us know of other play activities your child has been enjoying at home so we can share with other parents! Have fun!
Make a bus station and ticket office.
Make a bus using cushions, tables and chairs etc. Where could you go?
Make a transport small world. You could use buses, cars, trains! You could use small world people, animals, dolls etc in the play. Let the children explore and create their own stories and transport adventures.
Draw / paint / make a bus or another type of transport using materials and objects in your house.
Colour in your favourite colouring book
Draw a picture of something that makes you happy.
Make your own playdough- follow the link for an easy recipe https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe
Make potions with water. Explore mixing and pouring water in to different containers. You could add food colouring or fairy liquid too!
Play with a ball. Can you roll it? Kick it? Throw it? Catch it?
Make an obstacle course using objects in your home. Can you move around it?
Complete a jigsaw puzzle.
Make a road for the naughty bus to travel on. You could use paper, tape, sticks, blocks!
Use scissors to cut round lines.
Help to make lunch. Can you use a knife to spread and cut?
Can you write and make marks in flour?
Make a reading den and read your favourite book
Play a board game with a family member
Can you use a vehicle to make tyre tracks? You could push the vehicle through paint or mud.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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