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Eating and drinking

Make some jam sandwiches together
for your lunch. Use three or four
different kinds of jam, so you can
decide which if your favourite after
you've tried them all. Use cookie
cutters to make your sandwiches in
fun shapes.

Make jelly for your dessert. Put bits of fruit in the jelly, such as satsuma pieces, to make it even tastier. You can use old yoghurt pots to make individual-size jellies. Remember to have some ice-cream with it!

Squeeze some lovely, fresh orange juice to drink with your lunch.


Fill a bowl full of water and play with some jugs. Find three jugs if you can - a small one, a medium sized and a large one. How many small jugfuls of water does it take to fill the medium sized jug? How many to fill the big one? How many times can you fill the medium sized jug with one big jug of water?

Put some bubble bath in the water to make it even more fun.


Make a jellyfish. Click here for a drawing of a jellyfish body. Let your child cut it out, then decorate it with silver foil, coloured paper, and coloured sweet wrappers. Once you have done this, tear some long strips of tissue paper and stick them to the back of the jellyfish body, so they hang down like tentacles. You could stick lengths of wool on, too.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Just like Jasper
by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen


Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.

Up Jack got, and home did trot,
As fast as he could caper,
To old Dame Dob, who patched his nob
With vinegar and brown paper.

Then Jill came in, and she did grin,
To see Jack’s paper plaster;
Her mother whipped her across her knee,
For laughing at Jack’s disaster.



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