April Fool’s Day
22 March 2015Add to My Folder
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Bring a bit of extra fun to April Fool’s Day – with plenty of learning going on. All these activities are really quick, easy and low on resources, they can easily fit into any planned craft or free-play sessions.
Key stage 1
Dancing avocado monster
You will need (per monster):
- One slightly pointy piece of fruit – lemons, limes and avocados work well
- One square napkin
- Stick-on googly eyes
- Paper fangs
- Start by creating a monster face in the middle of your napkin, making sure you keep it centred. Keep it really simple, two or three googly eyes and a couple of paper fangs will do nicely.
- Next, take your napkin and twist each of the four corners together.
- Pop the napkin on top of your fruit, give it a gentle nudge and watch it dance!
Turn the activity into an experiment by getting children to investigate why a slightly pointed object should jiggle better than something perfectly round. Simply repeat the activity using a similar sized ball instead of the fruit. Why do they think the pointy fruit danced better?
Arrow through the head
You will need (per child):
- One headband
- Card – brown or grey if possible
- Small piece of red card
- Templates of arrow head and tail
- Glue stick
- Sticky tape
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