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Making

Make a Red Indian headdress. Click here to download a page with feather outlines. Colour in the feathers with bright colours, then cut them out. (Let your child do the cutting out - it's very good for developing their hand-eye co-ordination and manual dexterity). Make enough feathers to go all the way around the headdress. You might want to stick a strip of card to the back of each feather to make it stand up on the headdress. Next, cut a strip of paper or card, about 5cm wide and long enough to go around your child's head, with a small overlap. Colour it in, then stick the ends together. Stick the feathers around the headband, and you're finished! Now you can play Cowboys and Indians!


Looking

Go for a walk in your garden or in the park and look very carefully for insects. How many can you find? Are they big or small? How many legs do they have? What colour are they? Do they crawl or fly? Where do they live? In the bushes? In a hive?


Junk modelling

When you get home from your insect hunt, Make your own insect from old cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, etc. Use pipe cleaners for the legs and antenae, and don't forget the eyes! Finish off by painting your insect with poster paint.


Insey Winsey Spider

Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? by Mick Inkpen

Rhyme

Insey Winsey Spider

Insey winsey spider
climbed up the water spout,
Down came the rain
and washed poor Insey out,

Out came the sun shine
and dried up all the rain,
And Insey Winsey spider
climbed up the spout again.

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