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Superworm Activity Ideas


We would not expect your child to complete all these activities. Please choose any that may interest your child.

White Rose Maths have a list of daily suggested activities related to the topic 'Superworm.' It is for Reception children however, there may be some activities suitable or you could slightly change for your child's ability.

Superworm! Read aloud children's book

Children's book read aloud. Superworm by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler



To use the language ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare two sets of objects.



Try some of the activities suggested below.



To read and write the sounds m a s d t.

To read simple words using the sounds m a s d t.


Please use this week to practise the letter sounds we have learnt so far and try some of the activities you may not have done yet.


Ruth Miskin runs a daily YouTube channel to help teach children the letter sounds. On Wednesday 20th May she will restart teaching the set 1 sounds (from the letter sound ‘m’.) This is the ideal day to start watching! The videos are 10-15 minutes long and are on YouTube from 9:30am. You can watch the video at any time after 9:30am but they are only available for 24 hours.

At 9:45am there is a YouTube video called ‘wordtime.’ This teaches children how to read simple words.

At 10:00am there is a YouTube video called ‘spelling.’ This teaches children how to write simple words.


All the YouTube videos teach the children how to recognise sounds, read words and write words in a similar way to how we would teach this to your child in nursery. It systematically teaches children the skills they need to learn but does not replace the active and fun activities that we have previously suggested to reinforce their learning.


These videos will continue next week during half term except on bank holiday Monday. Towards the end of the week, they will start to teach the letter sounds 'i' and 'n' which we will look at after half term.


Reminder - Activities to help recognise the letters

  • Hide the letters in the garden and go on a letter sound hunt. Your child could move in different ways e.g. hop to the letter ‘t,’ run to the letter 'a.'
  • Hunt for miniature letters hidden in the garden/ around the lounge. They could use a magnifying glass if you have one.
  • Spot letters in the story books you share together.
  • Spot letters around the house on food packets, tv programmes, word art.
  • Spot letters when you are out walking.
  • Watch the alphablocks.
  • Make the alphablocks characters using the printable sheet to colour and stick onto a tube.


Reminder - Activities to support sound skills

  • Give the children a collection of items and sort them into objects that begin with the letter sound you are working on.
  • Collect items from around the house that start with the letter sounds.
  • Play games such as ‘I spy’ to practise hearing the initial sounds in words.


Reminder - Activities to support reading simple words

If your child can hear initial, middle and final sounds in words then they are ready to start reading simple words. (They will also need to know the first 5 letter sounds – m, a, s, d, t.)


  • Use the alphablocks you have made using tubes. Arrange the letters m, a, t next to each other. Say the sounds. Repeat and say the sounds quicker then say the word ‘mat.’ Repeat this with other words you can make using the sounds m a s d t. e.g. sat, mad etc
  • Write simple words such as m, a, t in chalk on the patio. Jump on each sound, say the sound and then at the end say the word.


Reminder - Activities to help write the letters

  • Practise mark making the letters using cars dipped in paint. Move the cars to write the letter, forming it correctly.
  • Mark make in sand/ porridge oats/ flour/ salt/ sugar etc writing the letters using their finger.
  • Mark make with magic water – water and glitter.
  • Write the letters with chalk or with a paintbrush and water.
  • Write the letters in playdough using a pencil.
  • Write the letters using finger paints.
  • Make dens using any large boxes you have and practise writing the letters in the boxes.
  • Write on different surfaces e.g. in the mud, on foil, roll of old wallpaper, whiteboard, play dough etc.
  • Sellotape pens to cars and move the cars to form the letters.




You can use the free e-books available on oxford owl for your child to read to you. Remember to encourage your child to use the pictures so they can tell you the story.

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