THE PAINTED PONIES 

Today's Story Time is

By Allison Lester 

Matilda loves staying at Grandma Lucky's, riding Luna in the front paddock and playing with the painted ponies in their carved wooden wagon.

The gold palomino, the chestnut, the bay,
the pinto, the brown and the dappley grey.

One day, Lucky tells Matilda about when she was a little girl and the real ponies were her friends...

A big, beautiful story about friendship and freedom, from Australia's favourite picture book creator, Alison Lester.

Keep scrolling for more ideas to do at home!

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DIY

PAINT

This is a fun sensory activity that requires only two ingredients.

 

  • Combine 2 tablespoons of shaving cream with 1-2 drops of food colouring. 

  • Mix with a wooden craft stick until completely incorporated.

  • Now you can start painting

​CHILDREN EXPERIMENT WITH WAYS OF EXPRESSING THROUGH A RANGE OF MEDIA 

PONY

PUZZLE

Print out the horse picture template. Cut out the picture and glue it to 6 craft sticks. Cut in between each stick to create a pony puzzle. Find the list of materials you will need below. 

  • 6 craft sticks

  • Glue 

  • Scissors 

  • Printer 

Hint: You can cut out a picture from a magazine if you do not have a printer. 

CHILDREN MANIPULATE OBJECTS TO TAKE APART, ASSEMBLE, INVENT AND CONSTRUCT.

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NATURE

COLLAGE

Head to the great outdoors and collect fallen leaves and other exciting finds. Create your very own sustainable collage. 

CHILDREN EXPRESS WONDER AND INTEREST IN THEIR ENVIRONMENTS. 

MORE TO DO!

SIGN OF THE WEEK

This week we explore the Key Word Sign for HAPPY.

  

Can you use this sign at home this week when you say the word like?

Video by: Scope Aust