- ‘Let’s put half of the bird seed here and half over there’ or ‘Let’s find matching socks’
- The environment – for example, ‘Look at the little bird over there’ or ‘That’s a tall tree’
- Food – for example, ‘Let’s have two pieces of banana’ or ‘How many cups do we need?’
- Time – for example, ‘7 pm, time for bed’
- Shapes and Patterns – for example, ‘Let’s look for all the triangles’.
Arts and crafts related to the weekly theme. Cut and Glue. Using scissors is an activity that all children take some time to learn and is an important motor skill too. …
- Sticker Fun. …
- Raised Salt Painting. …
- Drawing With Oil Pastel. …
- The Back-And-Forth Drawing Game. …
- Playdough Modelling. …
- Marble Painting. …
- Water Balloon Painting.
- Making our own paper
- Body Image Drawings
- Blog Painting
- Symmetry art
- Visual Perceptual art
Music, Songs, Poetry and Drama
Fantasy Play, Rhymes, Role play, Instruments
Fine motor activities, cutting, pasting, play dough, puzzles.
What activities can help improve visual perception?
- Hidden pictures games in books such as “Where’s Wally”.
- Picture drawing: Practice completing partially drawn pictures.
- Dot-to-dot worksheets or puzzles.
Review work: Encourage your child to identify mistakes in written material.
- Memory games: Playing games such as Memory.
- Sensory activities: Use bendable things such as pipe cleaners to form letters and shapes (because feeling a shape can help them visualize the shape). The letters can then be glued onto index cards, and later the child can touch them to “feel” the shape of the letter.
- Construction-type activities such as Duplo, Lego or other building blocks.
- Flash cards with a correct letter on one side and an incorrectly formed letter on the other side. Have the child try to draw the letter correctly, then turn over the card to see if it is right. (Have them write in sand or with finger paint to make it more fun).
- Word search puzzles that require you to look for a series of letter.
- Copy 3-D block designs
- Identify objects by touch: Place plastic letters into a bag, and have the child identify the letter by “feel”.
Sorting, adding, measuring, STEAM.
- Solve problems – for example, which brand and size of tinned beans is the cheapest?
- Analyse and make sense of information – for example, how many wins does my team need to get to the top of the competition?
- Understand patterns – for example, what number would the next house in this street be?
- Make choices – for example, which bike is the best value?
- Count fingers, toes and toys
recognise numbers and shapes on objects like clocks and phones or in books
decide how many slices of apple she wants.
- Compare things of different sizes – ‘big’, ‘small’ and ‘medium’
group things together and talk about same and different
- use words to describe where things are – ‘over’, ‘under’ and ‘next to’
- help set the table
- fill a water bottle
- help with the shopping and use money to buy things
divide food into equal shares.
- big and small (size)
- high and low (height)
- heavy and light (weight)
- fast and slow (speed)
- close and far (distance)
- first, second and last (order).
Blocks, lego, construction toys, foam blocks
Books, story time, library, tracing, drawing (prewriting skills)
Experiments, Exploration, Discovery
Pincer grip, pegging, tweezing, sorting, matching, threading, stacking, problem solving
Flour, rice, spaghetti, jelly, water, bubbles, mud, sludge
Weekly: on Fridays and is theme related
Gross Motor Activities
Obstacle course, bunny hops, unilateral crawling, bilateral crawling, leopard crawling, balancing beam, stilts, skipping rope, ball skills, bean bags, handstands, cartwheels
Bikes, jungle gym, sensory bins, ball pond, sandpit, gardening, chalk wall, swings
Follow the leader, obstacle course, yoga, resistance bands, Trampolines.
Using a trampoline is a great activity to improve balance. …
Hopscotch. Hopping and jumping require strong gross motor skills, balance, and
- coordination. …
- Monkey bars. …
- Playground play. …
- Balloon and bubble play. …
- Tricycles, scooters, and pedal cars. …
- Midline crossing through dance