Lizzie Jumble. The Forgetful Witch

Lizzy the Witch is terribly forgetful.

She forgets people’s birthdays

She forgets the time

She forgets where she is going.

She even forgets her broomstick.

But worst of all she forgets her magic spells!

As you can imagine, this makes life very difficult for Lizzie AND for everyone else.

Yesterday was a particularly bad day.

Lizzie woke up but forgot where she was and fell out of

bed.

Then she went into the kitchen to make breakfast.

She had bought some eggs the day before but couldn’t

remember where she had put them.

“Never mind,” thought Lizzie I can make an egg.

So Lizzie put an egg cup on a plate and the plate on the

table.

Then she waved her majic wand and said,

“abracadabra, abracadabra, chicks and ducks and eggs

and ………”.

But she got forgot the rest of the spell.

Did she get her boiled egg?

No. Of course she didn’t.

There in the egg-cup sat a chick. A fluffy, yellow

chick.

A confused, fluffy, yellow chick!

Oh dear thought Lizzie. This won’t do. I think I will go and

have breakfast with Maisie.

So Lizzie put the chick outside and climbed onto her

broomstick.

Now which way do I go, she thought. Is it right? Or is it

left? Or maybe it’s straight on.

After flying backwards and forwards and round and round

she finally reached Maisie’s house.

Maisie was playing on her trampoline in the garden.

“Hi Maisie,” shouted Lizzie waving her arms madly.

Waving both of her arms. Up in the air.

Of course Lizzie fell off her broomstick which is what

does happen if you forget to hold on to your broomstick.

Down through the air tumbled Lizzie. Head over heels.

Fortunately she landed on the trampoline.

Bounce, bounce, bounce went Lizzy.

Creak, creak, creak went the springs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh dear thought Lizzy sitting down. I feel quite dizzy.

After all that bouncing Lizzy had

forgotten where she was.

She thought she was still at home.

Hello Maisie,” she said “How nice of you to come to see

me”

Maisie just smiled . She was used to Lizzie and her

forgetfulness.

After breakfast Lizzie went to visit Freddie.

Freddie was in the kitchen trying to put a rather large pot

on top of his cupboard.

I can do that said Lizzie and waved her majic wand.

“Abracadabra, abracadabra, pots and pans and …….”

She forgot the rest.

Do you think the pot went on top of the cupboard?

No. It stayed exactly where it was.

With Freddie in it.

Upside down. Legs in the air!

After helping to squeeze Freddie out of the pot, Lizzie

decided to visit Georgie.

Georgie was feeling sad because she hadn’t got a fancy

dress outfit for the Halloween party.

“I can fix that,” said Lizzie and waved her majic wand at

Georgie.

“Abracadabra, abracadabra, hats and cloaks and frogs

and ……”

She forgot the rest.

Do you think Georgie was pleased with her fancy dress

outfit?

Well not exactly.

Fortunately the spell didn’t last long and Lizzie and

Georgie were able to have a good giggle about it while

they enjoyed tea and cake.

By this time Lizzie was feeling very tired and decided to

go home.

Of course she had forgotten her broomstick.

She had also forgotten where she lived.

Lizzie walked down the path of what she thought was her

house and opened the door.

She was very surprised to see all her friends in her living

room.

But of course it wasn’t her living room or her house.

S U R P R I S E ! ! they shouted.

“We thought you had forgotten to come to our party,

Lizzy,” said Spotty.

Which course, she had!

She had also forgotten it was Halloween.


But then Lizzie Witch forgets everything!

 

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Halloween


Look at the sky. What can you see?

Is it a witch?

Yes?

Why do you think it's a witch?

Think of three reasons.

 

It's coming closer!

Yes! It looks like a witch. But could it be something else ?

 

It's Lizzy Jumble! I wonder why she is dressed up as a witch?

Can you guess?

Here's a clue. It is the 31st October on Saturday.

It's a special day. Do you know what it is?

Yes! Halloween.

Why not make a Jumble for Halloween,

You can make a witch like Lizzy from black tights.

What else could you make ?

 

Maybe this?

 

 

Look at the Jumble Box.

I can see a white pillow slip and a ball.

Can you make anything spooky from them?


Have fun with your Jumbles and email me some photos.

I'll try to post them on our Pinterest board.


Why did you think it was a witch in the picture?

Did you think of 3 reasons ?

Yes?

You thought of more?

That's even better!

 

 

Help your child to be a creative thinker

Why is this important to develop a child’s creative thinking skills?

Because it’s probably the most important skill they will ever learn!

Developing creative thinking is about developing self esteem and self confidence. It is about developing a love of learning. Of having the means to deal with the confusion, risks and failures that are part of everyday life. The confidence to lead and to be different from the crowd.

I believe that all children are creative by nature but, unfortunately, many lose their creativity before reaching adulthood. In our education and social system where examination success and conformity reigns supreme, creativity seems to have been forgotten.

Creative thinking is vital in all areas of life. It is a skill which will give your children the edge over others in their chosen career enabling them to be the person who initiates new procedures rather than one of the majority who follow already established routines. It opens the door to new opportunities and new inventions.

So how do we recognise a creative thinker?

A creative thinker is able to think out of the box. They are curious and questioning and not afraid of making crazy suggestions knowing that there may be many possible answers. They make mistakes and learn from these mistakes being happy to try and try again. Creative thinkers don’t feel guilty about daydreaming knowing that often this is when the best ideas are born and when they realise these new ideas they will push them to their limits. They are optimistic, have boundless energy and, despite accomplishing a great deal, still have free time to enjoy their family and hobbies. Last, but not least. They are never bored!

‘Jumble Fun’ aims at developing creative thinking by:

Asking Open ended questions

The stories include open ended questions. You are encouraged to ask questions which require more than a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. “What do you think we should use to make …?” “what would happen if …?” “What couid we change…..?

Making choices

The programme encourages children to make their own choices. To make decisions and try them out. If their choices fail to achieve the desired result they are encouraged to try again.  From this they learn to view making mistakes as a new beginning and not as a failure or the end of a project.

 

Story telling and dramatic play

There are opportunities for children to make their own ‘Jumbles’ and to weave stories around them. 

Inventing

The ‘Jumble’ characters enjoy inventing things from well, …… jumble! In other words, from ordinary, everyday household items and objects they can collect in their local environment. Using the characters as inspiration and role models, children will become collectors and inventors, viewing ordinary objects as blank canvasses on which to stamp their own individuality.

 

 Fun ! 

The JUMBLES are fun and they encourage your child to have fun being creative and being active rather than passive.  

Enjoy! 

 

 

Bubbles

Do you like bubbles?

Yes?

I thought so. Everyone likes bubbles!

Have you ever tried catching some?

Maisie Jumble likes bubbles and she wanted to catch some

too.

Would you like to hear her story?

Right.

Then listen carefully and I will begin.

One day Maise was looking out of the window when she saw ……..

Yes! Lots of bubbles! Blue bubbles, Red bubbles, Yellow bubbles, Green bubbles.

'Look at all those bubbles,' said Maisie

'I must go and catch some.'

So Maisie ran into the garden but, oh dear. The bubbles had disappeared.

'Where have the bubbles gone?' Said Maisie. 'I must go and catch some.'



Maisie went down the lane and found Harry Hand

'Have you seen some bubbles?' asked Maisie

'No,' said Harry, 'I haven't seen any bubbles'.



Maisie went down the lane and met Lilly Jumble

'Have you seen some bubbles?' asked Maisie.

'No,' said Lilly I haven't seen any bubbles.'

So Maisie walked further along the lane and

met Freddie Jumble.

'Have you seen some bubbles?' asked Maisie.




'No,' said Freddie, 'But I will help you to find some.'

Maisie sat down with Freddie.

'Let's think where we have seen bubbles,' said Freddie.

'That may help us to find them.'

Can you help Freddie and Maisie? Where do you think they may have seen

bubbles before ?

'I know,' said Maisie. 'We use bubbles to wash up the pots after dinner.'

'That is so,' said Freddie. 'Lets go and find someone washing up.'

Freddie and Maisie found Billie Brush and Gilly Glove washing up.

'But there are no bubbles,' said Freddie .

Then Gilly added some washing-up liquid.

What do you think happened?

Wow! What a lot of bubbles!!

What is Gilly Glove doing to

make more bubbles?

'The bubbles in the garden were red and green and blue and lots of colours,' said

Maisie.

'Why do you think these bubbles are white?'

'I don't know,' said Freddie. 'Do bubbles change colour ?'

How can we find out?

' We could take them into the garden,' said Gilly.

So that is what they did.


What do you think they found out?

Try blowing bubbles in different places?

Does it make a difference to the colour?


Why?

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