Create a birthday card or picture to send to a family member or friend whose birthday is coming up
Play a simple board or card game with a family member
Look at a book or magazine
Learn a song using BSL or Makaton from YouTube
Use the pupil’s PECS books, Communication Book or TalkPad at home
Choose a song to listen to and have a dance!
Help with cooking
Lay the table
Tidy their room or a part of it
Make a bed
Help with laundry, including sorting socks!
Practice turn-taking with a family member
Investigate a range of sensory resources found in the home e.g. rice, pasta, jelly,water, sand, peas etc. Are you brave enough to explore them all?
Play “Can you find something blue?”, “Can you bring me something white?”. Use lots of different colours (red, purple, grey, pink, green, black, orange, brown, yellow)
Play “Can you find something with buttons?”, “Can you show me something with ears?”. Think of as many different things that you can.
Play “Can you bring me two socks?”, “Can you find four books?”
Play “Can you sort these into colours?”. Maybe helping with the washing!
Practice your mark-making in paint, flour, sand or shaving foam
Practice writing their name
Practice writing letters and numbers and sounding them out
Write the number 4 and ask your child to bring you the correct number of objects; this could be books, apples, pencils etc. Then do the same with other numbers.
Bake some cookies or cupcakes together and decorate them
Make some spring flowers out of tissue paper or old wrapping paper