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Choosing Time

As always for our choosing time, below are some suggested choosing time activities that cover all areas of the Early Years curriculum. Please remember, these are simply ideas and I know you all have lovely games and toys at home that you might prefer to play with instead. Whatever you choose to do, have a great afternoon! 


  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development – What a Wonderful World. Watch the video by David Attenborough called ‘A wonderful world’. Think about what you think is wonderful. What makes you feel really happy?

What A Wonderful World performed by David Attenborough - BBC

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  • Communication & Language – Hot/Cold Game! Take turns to hide something in the room (as the other people close their eyes or leave the room). They then need to try to find it. Help them by saying if they are freezing, cold, warm, hot or boiling depending how close they are to the hidden item. Whoever finds it gets to be the ‘hider’.


  • Physical Development – Go Noodle. Try out the different Go Noodle dances posted below. Follow the dance routines and bust some moves or try out the mindfulness videos.

Koo Koo Kanga Roo - Zap It

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Koo Koo Kanga Roo - Milkshake

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Rainbow Breath - Flow | GoNoodle

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Melting - Flow | GoNoodle

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  • Literacy – Puppet Show. Use puppets or make your own puppets using straws or lolly sticks and paper and put on a show for your family members or an audience of dolls and teddies. If you can get a big box you could even make your own puppet theatre. Make tickets for your audience! 


  • Maths – Numbers Outside. Go out for a walk and see how many different numbers you can find. For example bus numbers, numbers on doors, numbers on signs, car registration plates. If you go in a shop look for prices and quantities of items. Can you help pay for the shopping?



  • Understanding the World – Make a Movie. Use a phone, iPad or digital camera to make a movie, an advert or a news report. Make up a story or tell some facts. If you are really stuck for inspiration than interview a family member!


  • Expressive Arts & Design – Dance, Dance, DancePut on your favourite songs and dance along to the beat! Can you move your body in different ways? Can you dance alone and with a partner (daddy, teddy, friend, etc.)? Can you dance to slow music and to fast music? Can you make up a routine? Try to remember the different moves in sequence.