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Ideas for the letter N


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Activities

Cooking

Make a bird’s nest with cornflakes or Rice Krispies. To download the recipes, click here. Put some little chocolate eggs in them, if you have any.


Making

Make some place cards with your family’s names on them. Put them on the table each meal-time. Click here to download some with writing lines and patterns to colour in. If you would rather make your own decoration, click here to download place cards without patterns.


Pictures

Make a ‘night and day’ picture. Draw a line down the middle of a piece of paper. On one half, paint a picture of something in the daytime. It can be anything you like: for example, your house, the beach or your pet playing in the garden. Now, on the other half of the piece of paper, paint the same thing, but at night-time. Talk about the difference between your night and day pictures. What is the sky like? Is there the moon or the sun? Do the lights need to be on? Is everyone awake or asleep?

Noah’s Ark ‘Look Inside’ puzzle

One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth

Puzzle

Books

Rhyme

One Stormy Night

Two little kittens, one stormy night,
Began to quarrel and then to fight.
One had a mouse and the other had none,
And that’s the way the quarrel begun.

"I’ll have that mouse!" said the biggest cat.
"You’ll have that mouse? We’ll see about that!"
"I will have that mouse!" said the eldest son.
"You shall not the mouse," said the little one.

I told you before ‘twas a stormy night
When these two little kittens began to fight.
The old woman seized her sweeping broom,
And swept the two kittens right out of the room.

The ground was covered with frost and snow,
And the two little kittens had nowhere to go;
For they found it was better, that stormy night,
To lie down and sleep than to quarrel and fight.

Night-Night, Emily by Claire Freedman

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