Why not spend the afternoon creating a ‘Movie Day’ with your child? Help your child make their own movie tickets and a snack box. You could also get them to sell popcorn or another snack to you with play money to include some numeracy skills here. Pull the curtains to create a cinema feel.
We suggest watching an episode of Pingu. But any children’s film will do.After the episode of Pingu or film has finished, take an event from the episode or film, and do it with your child/children. For example, if you watched the episode ‘Pingu is a Baker’ you can then do some baking with your child. You can use this recipe to make bread just like these children in this video below. Remember to practise the English words for the nouns, such as water, salt, bowl etc. as you go.
500 g white flour
2 teaspoons of salt
7g of fast-acting yeast
3 tablespoons of olive oil
300 ml of water
Steps to make bread
1 – mix all the ingredients in a bowl apart from the liquids – water/oil.
2 – make a well in the middle of the mixture and slowly add the oil and waterand mix.
3 – now split the dough with your child/children.
4 – place on a clean, floured surface and knead for ten minutes.
5 – place in a lightly oiled bowl to rise for one hour until it doubles in size. Your child will be amazed to witness this!
6 – heat the oven to 200c.
7 – bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
8 – cool on a wire rack.
You can download this activity here. If you’ve enjoyed this, other Cooking with Pingu’s English activities can be found here.
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