Maisie, Freddie and Lorenzo present their pictures from the last challenge and introduce this weeks’s activity and a new game.
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.
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
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
Then she waved her majic wand and said,
“abracadabra, abracadabra, chicks and ducks and eggs
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
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
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
Maisie just smiled . She was used to Lizzie and her
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
“Abracadabra, abracadabra, hats and cloaks and frogs
She forgot the rest.
Do you think Georgie was pleased with her fancy dress
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
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
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!
Maisie needs some help!
She wants to make a new Jumble to play with.
Help Maisie and learn how to make your own Jumble friend.
Click on link to view:
(Adult supervision recommended)
Do you like bubbles?
I thought so. Everyone likes bubbles!
Have you ever tried catching some?
Maisie Jumble likes bubbles and she wanted to catch some
Would you like to hear her story?
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 ?
'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
'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?