April Fool’s Day

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Bring a bit of extra fun to April Fool’s Day – with plenty of learning going on. All these activities are really quick, easy and low on resources, they can easily fit into any planned craft or free-play sessions.

Key stage 1

Dancing avocado monster

April Fools Day 5

You will need (per monster):
  • One slightly pointy piece of fruit – lemons, limes and avocados work well
  • One square napkin
  • Stick-on googly eyes
  • Paper fangs
Method:
  • Start by creating a monster face in the middle of your napkin, making sure you keep it centred. Keep it really simple, two or three googly eyes and a couple of paper fangs will do nicely.
  • Next, take your napkin and twist each of the four corners together.
  • Pop the napkin on top of your fruit, give it a gentle nudge and watch it dance!

Turn the activity into an experiment by getting children to investigate why a slightly pointed object should jiggle better than something perfectly round. Simply repeat the activity using a similar sized ball instead of the fruit. Why do they think the pointy fruit danced better?


Arrow through the head

April Fools Day 4

You will need (per child):
  • One headband
  • Card – brown or grey if possible
  • Small piece of red card
  • Templates of arrow head and tail
  • Glue stick
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors
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