This week's Makaton sign is spider:
Sound of the week: r
What does Geraldine Giraffe find?
What can you find beginning with r? Can you write r?
Questions: Are you afraid of spiders?
Do spiders hurt us?
If you were a spider where would you like to live?
How could you show you are a kind spider?
Can you find out about spiders from Andy?
Go on a spider hunt in your house and garden. How many did you find? What did they look like? Were they all the same or did you find different ones?
Can you describe the spiders? Use as many describing words as you can.
Listen to the story The very busy spider.
Threading a spider web Fine motor skills
How many ways can you group the 8 spider legs? Put the spiders legs on the spider in different ways e.g.
1 and 7 2 and 6 etc
Can you add the correct number of pegs to the correct numbered spider? Practise your one-to-one counting to check it is correct. Some of you can add two spiders legs together to see how many altogether.
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Choose 5-7 age range and zoom activities. Zoom out slowly after discussing what you can see and what it could be.
Take 5 objects and see how many different ways you can split them into two parts for example 4 and 1 part makes 5 whole number. Try it with different numbers too.