Watch a short 5-minute video joining Bonnie, Eppie and Greg as they explore and discover magical things. You could copy an idea from one of the films and continue the magic in your own home with your child.
20th April Play Ideas
Bob the Brick Bob the Brick loves adding numbers together! Hide some numbers for your child to find maybe under your own Bob the Brick. Get your child to say what the numbers are. Choose two numbers and encourage your child to add them together. They can use their fingers, objects or drawings to help them add.
The Number of Doom Choose that your child isn't confident with, perhaps a number from 11-20. Place it on the floor and practise hopping over it every time they see it. Can they count the number of hops they can do around a room or the garden?
The Magic Tin at the Poet Tree Today the secret symbol gets us rhyming! Play around with finding words that rhyme with your child. You could get them to rhyme words with objects in the house. Remember, rhyming words don't need to all be real words.
The Lightning Tree Try hiding some interesting or forgotten objects in a place in your garden. Can your child describe the objects? Try walking around and counting to 20 in English. Can you count in another language? It's good fun to try to learn!
The Bridge of Doom Create a bridge or crossing point in your house. Use words from the home learning phonics booklet to play a blending and segmenting game. If children can blend a word you have segmented the sounds of, they can cross the bridge! For example, you say 'j-u-m-p' and your child says 'jump'.
Easter Holiday Play Ideas
The Message Centre Encourage your child to write the secret symbol on a bottle lid or piece of paper. Where can they hide it? What does it mean today?
The Magic Tin What does the magic tin do? Talk to your child about what happens at the end of the episode. Find an old tin or box and let your child have their own magic tin.
The Magic Mustard Tin Find an old tin or box for your child to have their own Magic Tin. You could write some of their phonics words and place them inside the tin for them to read. Then let the magic happen!
Zoomer the Number Dog Maths is all about patterns! Young children are fascinated by large numbers so why not play with them, reciting the pattern and pausing for children to predict the next number in a sequence. Try hiding some numbers in your house, hunting for them and placing them in sequence.
The Postal Portal Create a postal portal for your child, perhaps from a cereal box. Encourage your child to write a secret number, up to 20, to pop out of the postal portal. Wonder with your child about what the secret number might make them do! They could write a couple of secret numbers that all have different secret magical powers!