Ways to Play: Count the objects on the picture cards Form a number line by placing the picture cards in number order (1-10) Match the number on the card with any physical numbers you have got (example: wooden numbers or magnetic numbers) Hide picture cards in a sensory bin, then use a tick sheet to tick off the numbers found Hide picture cards in a room or outdoors and go on a hunt.
These play dough cards can be used for any book inspired play involving aliens - for example: ‘Aliens love underpants’ by Claire Freedman. It is mostly aimed at pre-school/reception aged children (4-5 years) as children need to be able to recognise the numbers on the card and then count the loose parts. Pictures of loose parts will help them identify which parts they need to build the alien.
A ‘Dear Zoo’ themed activity where children learn about what each animal in the book eat. Children will learn the difference between omnivores, herbivores and carnivores and will sort out the pictures into the appropriate columns. This also gives the children a chance to work on their cutting and glueing skills.
For this activity you need animal toys (monkey, camel, frog, giraffe and elephant) and paint. Dip the animal’s feet in the paint and stamp on the paper. Children need to identify which footprint belongs to which animal and then follow the track. There is also an opportunity for the children to have a discussion about the differences between the footprints and what they look like. Example: A monkey’s footprint looks like our hand print, and elephant’s footprint is round like a circle…etc.
There are 2 level and 2 sheets for each level. Level 1 is aimed at 2years + and Level 2 is aimed at 4years+ Level 1: Prepare a sensory tray Place the Bingo card next to the sensory tray Ask child to find a picture Match the picture with the bingo grid and cross off the picture that was found. Level 2: Prepare a sensory tray Place the Bingo card next to the sensory tray Ask child to find a word Match the word with the bingo grid and cross off the picture that was found. To be able to do this, the child must be able to either read the word (5year +) or sound out the first letter