Click here to download a picture of a monkey. Print it, stick it to some thin card to make it a bit stiffer (a cereal box is ideal), then cut it out. Paint the face, hands and feet. Use wiggly eyes or some buttons, or just paint the eyes. Stick on bits of brown wool or strips of felt to make the fur. Once you've finished, hang your monkey from the handle of a door or cupboard, or maybe from a coat hook.
Collect some old cardboard boxes, wrapping paper tubes, yoghurt pots, drink cartons, etc. and use them to make a monster or a machine. You could cover your monster with bits of wool for fur, and you could cover a machine model with silver foil. Or maybe you can think of something even better to give your model the finishing touch.
Go for a walk, or maybe just watch your garden, and see how many magpies you can see. Talk about them: what colour they are, if they are big or small, if they are good or bad.
Maisy Mouse 4 in 1 puzzles
Two by Two matching game
My Mum is Fantastic by Nick Butterworth
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells, And pretty maids all in a row.
Three Blind Mice
Three blind mice, three blind mice, See how they run, see how they run! They all ran after the farmer’s wife, Who cut off their tails with a carving knife, Did you ever see such a thing in your life, As three blind mice.