Nursery home learning
If you are working at home, please complete two a day with a parent or carer.
More activities can be found here.
There are some fun activities ideas on the Tiny Happy People Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/3-to-4-year-old-child-development-activities
Our favourites are:
Let's make believe:
Have fun learning opposites:
Play memory games:
You could also learn some nursery rhymes together: https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/nursery-rhymes-and-songs-collection
Remember to be active every day. Why not do some dancing with Boogie Beebies?
There are lots of videos at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc/clips
Hello from Mrs Choudhury
Keep the balloon up
- blow up some balloons
- keep batting the balloon into the air
- don't let the balloons don’t touch the ground!
- make it more fun and turn it into a game or competition
Physical movement is very important for good health and development so exercise every day
- re-tell a traditional tale, acting it out using toys (Can you remember Goldilocks?)
- make a poster or make tickets and ask your family to come and watch
- film it on a device and watch back with your family
Make a sandwich with a grown up
- butter the bread?
- place the filling on carefully?
- cut your sandwich in half?
Make some play-dough
Can you get a bowl and mix in
- one cup of flour
- half a cup of salt
- half a cup of water
You can add one or two drops of food colouring if you want to.
This video shows you how to make play-dough:
Help with the washing up
- collect empty boxes and containers
- make a model
- decorate your model
Read a story
Make a Den
- collect cushions and blankets
- make a den
- go inside it and play
Bake with a grown up
Can you make biscuits or a cake?
Easter Chick Hand
- Trace around your hand with pen onto paper
- Cut out the shape of your hand
- Colour it in
- Draw eyes and a beak
Easter Egg Hunt
- Draw pictures of Easter eggs and cut them out
- Hide them around your house
- Challenge your family to go and 'hunt' for them
- Did they find them all?
- Count to check!
- get some food and set up a shop in the kitchen or living room
- price each item using paper tags (numbers to 10)
- take it in turns to buy items from the shop
- pay with either real money or make your own paper coins.
Use this opportunity to talk about healthy eating too
Measuring and counting
- find plastic containers such as yogurt pots, milk bottles, cups
- find a pan and put it in your kitchen sink
- use the different pots to fill the pan, count how many pots it takes to fill it up e.g. how many yogurt pots?, how may cups?
- use words like "full", "empty", "half", "more", "less"
Make a scrap book
- make a book by folding a piece of paper in half
- find pictures, numbers and words and letters in old news papers and magazines
- cut them out and stick them into your book
- share your scrap book with someone in your family and talk about what you have stuck inside
You could make scrap books of different things e.g. an animal scrap book, a number scrap book, a colour scrap book
- on paper, draw around the hands of people in your family
- cut the hands out
Put them in order from biggest to smallest
Help to tidy and clean
Make a cress family
You need cress seed and empty egg shells or yogurt pots
- draw a face on a yogurt post or egg shell
- put wet tissue/cotton wool into the yogurt pot or egg shell
- sprinkle on some cress seeds
- put them on a window sill to grow
Dance with your family
Play Kim’s Game
Play this game with lots of people from your family
- collect 7 objects from around the home
- get a small towel or scarf
- show your family your 7 objects
- hide them with the towel or scarf
- secretly take one object away
- show your family the 6 objects that are left
- can they guess what you have taken
Peg out some washing
Pair up socks
- collect the socks that have been washed
- match them up
- give them out to your family
Set the table for your family
- Help your parent to empty the washing machine
- Sort the washing items by colour
- Count the clothes as you take them out
Easter Egg Mosaic
- Cut different coloured paper into small pieces (use wrappers, old newspapers or junk mail adverts)
- Cut two egg shapes out of white paper
- Glue the pieces of paper onto the egg shapes
This is a good activity for developing scissor skills!