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Language and Communication Activities to understand and use the concepts hot/cold  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

Description:

These activities will help your child understand the concepts of hot/cold.

If your child is finding it challenging to work on 2 opposite concepts at the same time, introduce one concept, e.g. 'hot' and use the words 'not hot' to describe the opposite. One your child has securely understood 'hot', you can introduce the opposite concept, e.g. cold.

Early years skill:Understanding
Early years typical range:22-36m
P-scales/Curriculum skill:English Speaking
P-scales/Curriculum level:P6
TAP skill:Understanding of Language/Comprehension
TAP level:TAP36
Pre/Nat. Curriculum Area:not specified
Pre/Nat. Curiculum Standard:not specified
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info
Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Hot/cold sorting game

1. Choose a selection of picture cards to sort - print and cut these out along with the hot/cold symbols.

2. Explain to your child that you are going to sort the pictures into whether the item is hot/cold.

3. Take turns at choosing a picture and sorting it on to hte correct symbol. Name the picture as you sort, e.g. 'ice cube is cold'.

4. You could use a turn taking game alongside sorting to make the activity fun.

Hot/cold clothing sorting game

1. Choose a selection of picture cards to sort - print and cut these out along with the hot/cold place symbols.

2. Explain to your child that you are going to sort the clothing pictures into whether you would wear them in a hot or cold place.

3. Take turns at choosing a picture and sorting it on to hte correct symbol. Name the picture as you sort, e.g. 'gloves - you wear when it's cold'.

4. You could use a turn taking game alongside sorting to make the activity fun.

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