As many of you will know, we own a very charismatic little house in Castel Rigone. Jumble House. It is known by many names. The magic house, La casa dei bambini. The house for children. The creative house. It is a very happy house, loved not only by us but by the many families it has looked after over nearly two hundred years. They have all changed it a little. Doors have been removed, a bedroom has been replaced by a bathroom. Where once a little Fiat Seicento was garaged became first a living room and now is my studio. But, it is retained it character. Because we and others love it so much I decided to preserve its image on a decorative bottle . I also made a video of the process. It can be found on my YouTube channel. (Arts and Craft ).
In this latest programme children have to find a mystery colour and number from clues provided by Lizzie Witch, Georgie and Alfie.
There’s fun with the letter Gg, counting and number patterns plus ideas for art and craft and follow-up learning activities.
Programme Six from JUMBLE HOUSE.
Fun learning series for preschool children.
The theme is GROWING
The number is 5
The colour is GREEN
The letter and sound is Gg
Swamp Monster is growing some bean seeds, the normal way. Lizzie Witch is growing one by magic!
Learning: how seeds germinate and basic parts of a seedling.
Counting. Number concepts. Making different patterns from five objects. Colour mixing to make green.
Suggestions for follow up learning:
I Spy something beginning with Gg.
How many green objects can you see?
Make different shades of green and paint a green picture
Shaving foam and food colouring. Making green.
Reading the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk.”
How many patterns can be made from five objects.
Sorry I don’t do quantities which is, I know is very annoying (the family continually say this) but I just throw a bit in, look, taste and adjust! They like the result so what!!
So, is it healthy? Well it depends which advice from our dear UK Government you are referring to! Was it the year they said that cream , cheese, butter and all saturated fat was bad? Or the year they said sugar was the enemy?
So for Happy Chicken which is creamy and delicate but has a great earthy garlic taste and a hint of lemon, look at this link:
This is the fourth programme for under-fives from JUMBLE HOUSE.
the number is 5. The letter is M. The theme is ‘MULTICOLOURS’
All activities are designed for under fives and to be shared with an adult. The Art activities can be adapted to suit older children.