Georgie, TuTu and Alfie show their percussion instruments and present a new challenge.
Hands-on Activities designed to encourage children to be resourceful and to think creatively.
We advise adult supervision and guidance.
A post for very little ones.
Georgie Jumble sees in the New Yeas in Singapore and then visits Lizzie Witch at Jumble House in Italy. Lizxie is very agitated because there is a lot of noise!
Lizzy uses her magic to make a bouncy egg but is it really magic ?
The Lizzie Witch magic posts are a fun way to introduce simple science investigations and basic concepts to young children.
Lizzie encourages them to be inquisitive and to find things out for themselves BUT all activities should be supervised by an adult.
It was a lovely Autumn day.
Warm and sunny.
Maisie Jumble was playing in the garden. Maisie liked tumbling around.
She was just about go into a headstand when ………
What was that? wondered Maisie.
There it was again.
Where was the noise coming from?
Maisie looked up at the trees.
She looked down at the grass.
She looked right and then left.
Where was the noise coming from?
Then, from under the bushes came the
most perculiar little creature.
Can you guess what it was?
Here are some clues.
It was small and roundish.
It had four tiny legs.
It had two eyes and a little pointed face and snout.
It was covered in prickles!
Yes! It was a hedgehog. A very young hedgehog.
Maisie thought it was SO cute!
She wanted to keep it as a pet but knew not to.
It is not kind to keep wild animals as pets.
So, instead, Maisie enjoyed watching it in the garden.
Maisie had read about hedgehogs in story-books but she had never seen a real
one before .
Now her head was full of so many questions.
Why are they called hedgehogs?
Why do they have prickles ?
Why are their legs so short?
What do they eat?
Why do they have such a pointed snout?
What kind of an animal are they?
Maisie picked up the little hedgehog very carefully and do you know what it did?
Yes! It rolled into a ball. A very prickly ball.
‘Ouch! said Maisie. ‘Now I know why they have prickles. It’s to stop other animals
from catching and eating them!’
Maisie watched the hedgehog for a long time.
She saw it nuzzling the grass with its snout.
‘I wonder what the hedgehog is doing,’ thought Maisie.
‘It looks like it’s searching for something. I wonder what it can be?’
Maisie needs some help to find the answers to her other questions.
Can you help her?
Where do you think you can look ?
Try the links below.
…. and here is a short video of Maisie with the hedgehog.
Today is BONFIRE NIGHT in the UK.
A very dangerous day for hedgehogs who like to sleep in piles of leaves and sticks.
Georgie is going on holiday.
She is going to Italy.
Georgie has never been to Italy before and it is also her first time in an aeroplane.
The flight is very early in the morning and so they stay in a Hotel near to the airport the night before.
In the morning they drive to Stansted Airport.
Georgie likes the airport
Here are lots of shops and bars and restaurants.
George has a go in the Toblerone aeroplane and wins a prize.
Soon the engines start.
The plane starts to move and they taxi slowly along the runway.
A sign above Georgie's head lights up and the stewardess makes sure she has fastened her safety belt.
Georgie doesn't like the safety belt very much but she knows she must wear it when the sign is lit.
Soon they are flying high in the sky. Georgie looks down and can see something white and fluffy. It looks like cotton wool.
Do you know what it is ?
Georgie enjoys looking out of the window. There is so much to see.
They fly over some mountains. They are the Italian Alps. Can you see them in the picture?
What do you think the white bits are?
It seems no time at all before they are about to start their descent into Perugia airport.
The ground is coming nearer and nearer but Georgie wonders why everything looks very small.
Can you think why? All those pictures of Georgie might give you a clue.
Then there is a little bump as the wheels touch the runway and the plane has landed. They are told to keep their safety belts on until the plane has stopped and the sign goes off.
Then it her turn to leave the plane and climb down the steps. She says Thankyou to the kind steward and stewardess. It has been a lovely trip. She wants to do it all over again!
But now it's time to collect her luggage and go into the bar for something to eat.
Then they drive through the beautiful Umbrian countryside and up a winding mountain road to a pretty medieval village. The houses, the trees and the fields all look very strange to Georgie. Everything is so different from England.
Georgie follows her directions and reaches a house which she thinks must be 'Jumble House' but everywhere is very quiet and there is no one to ask.
It's a funny house. There is no footpath and no garden and, where is the door? There must be a door!
Can this be where the Italian Jumbles live?
Keep following the blog to discover more about Georgie's trip to Italy.