R is RUBBISH

If you’ve been following our Letter Learning Journey you will know that we have come to the letter R.

It seemed obvious to do RUBBISH

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My children are used to recycling because they know which “bins” each products go to (or go for washing up) so I thought we’d concentrate on reusing.

I decided to use some old rags and make a letter R Rabbit. Although we thought it looked more like a Raccoon and their dad thought it was a rat !!

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I also wanted to do something that wasn’t painting and/or glueing. I’m not very good at sewing so thought if I could introduce  some basics now it would give them a better chance of learning themselves.

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We took an old vest and drew a letter R on some paper.

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We then pinned them together so it didn’t move whilst we cut them out.

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I explained to him about what things were – needle, eyes of needle, pin cushion, thimble, cotton, threading.

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We also used some old buttons for eyes. I always remember my mom had a whole box of buttons – she used to take  them off clothes when they were turned into rags for dusters etc. I used to play with them, count them, put them into groups, do maths with them etc, etc.

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And then we drew on some whiskers.

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