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Drinking

Go to the shops and buy some fresh oranges. While you’re there, talk about the other fruit and vegetables you see. When you get home, cut the oranges in half ready to make juice from them. Try squeezing the oranges with your hands. Does any juice come out? Now use a juicer. It’s better to use a manual juicer like this - it’s more fun and you can see the juice coming out of the orange. Now is the best part - drinking the orange juice! talk about how it looks and tastes. What other juices can you drink?


Make an octopus

Make an octopus out of rags and an old sock or pair of tights. Stuff some rags into the end of an old sock or pair of tights to make a round head shape. Tie a knot in the sock/tights just below the head to keep the rags in and cut off the spare bit of sock/tights. Now cut eight strips of rag for the tentacles and glue them to the bottom of head you have already made. To finish your octopus off, stick on some wiggly eyes and paint a smiley mouth.

Farm Opposites by Orchard Toys

Olivia by Ian Falconer

Game

Book

Rhyme

Old MacDonald

Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O
And on that farm he had some ducks,
With a quack quack here and a quack quack there.
Here a quack, there a quack
everywhere a quack, quack.

Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O
And on that farm he had some cows,
With a moo moo here and a moo moo there.
Here a moo, there a moo
everywhere a moo, moo.

Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O
And on that farm he had some sheep,
With a baa baa here and a baa baa there.
Here a baa, there a baa
everywhere a baa, baa.

Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O
And on that farm he had some chickens,
With a cluck cluck here and a cluck cluck there.
Here a cluck, there a cluck
everywhere a cluck, cluck.

Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O
And on that farm he had some pigs,
With a snort snort here and a snort snort there.
Here a snort, there a snort
everywhere a snort, snort.

Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O
And on that farm he had some turkeys,
With a gobble gobble here and a gobble gobble there.
Here a gobble, there a gobble
everywhere a gobble, gobble.

Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O
And on that farm he had some horses
With a neigh neigh here and a neigh neigh there.
Here a neigh, there a neigh
everywhere a neigh, neigh.
Old MacDonald had a farm E I E I O


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