To go along with our Anchor and Junior work on the story of Joseph here are some ideas:
- Colouring pictures joseph1 or joseph2
- We bought packs of mini gingerbread men from Asda and used icing and edible decorations to decorate Joseph’s coat!
- We looked at dreams and then the children drew their own dreams in a template. We then spent time talking about their dreams
- Here are 3 Joseph word searches – easy to difficult Joseph’s Dreams
- We also used music from the Musical ‘Joseph’ for figure marching
Here are a few ideas for the topic of remembrance or memories:
- A word search at three levels (easy to hard) WWI
- A wreath to complete and colour wreath
- Templates for poppies which can be cut out of red felt (green for the leaf), a black button for the centre! They look fab and fun to make too! They could be sewn together, but we preferred the speed of the glue gun poppy
- Play Kim’s Game with a tray of objects to remember
- Use these Dr Seuss quotes to discuss or as a parting thought hand out sheet
- Link to a video about how you will be remembered remember video link
- Also try talking about 1 Corinthians 11 v 24-25 or Psalm 25:7
- There are lots of resources on http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/remembrance-day
With the popularity of dinosaurs, here are some dinosaur ideas:
- Make cookies and stamp the foot of a dinosaur toy into each cookies
- Try a word search – there is an easy one Jurassic World2 and a more difficult one Jurassic World
- Play Rock, Paper, Scissors, Evolution – everyone starts as an egg (hands above head) and plays three rounds against a partner. The winner moves onto the next action, the loser of each level goes back a level (egg is the lowest though). Whilst walking round performing your action (they are easy to make up and agree with your group), you can only play someone at the same level as yourself. The first to reach God is the winner! Here is a sheet to help you out Rock Paper Scissors.
- Here is a colouring for your younger ones too colouring
- Try making yellow/orange jelly and setting it in plastic tubs with small dinosaur toys hidden in it. The children can enjoy being palaeontologists and hacking away at the jelly with a knife and fork to discover the hidden dinosaur! Also works if you freeze the toys in orange water (juice or food colouring!).
26th September is the European Day of Languages and we were celebrating that whilst looking at the origins of the word ‘to babble’ and the Tower of Babel. Here are some activity ideas for you: