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How to make banana ghost pops

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Do you want to make some fantastic fruity snacks for Halloween? Watch the video to find out how to make scary banana ghost pops!

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  • Do the preparation activity to help you with words from the video.
  • Watch the video then play the games to check your understanding.
  • You can also print the worksheets for more practice.
  • Remember to read our discussion question and leave a comment!
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Hello, everyone. Welcome to Hooplakidz recipes. Today we’re going to be making some scary ghost banana pops.

So all you’ll need for this is one large bar of melted white chocolate, popsicle sticks, black icing and a banana.

So what you want to do is cut both ends of the banana off and cut the banana into quarters.

Then you’re going to insert a popsicle stick into the bottom of the banana. Then you want to dip it into the melted chocolate, pop it on a plate with some baking paper and let it set in the fridge.

Once the chocolate is set, then you can use the black icing to draw some scary faces onto your ghosts.

And there you have them! Ooooo - scary!

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What do you want to eat at Halloween? Tell us about it!

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How to memorise anything

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Do you have a good memory? Watch the video to find out how to improve your memory.

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  • Do the preparation activity to help you with words from the video.
  • Watch the video then play the games to check your understanding.
  • You can also print the worksheets for more practice.
  • Remember to read our discussion question and leave a comment!
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Hi, guys. I’m Colin Cloud and I am the deductionist. And today I’m going to change the way that you remember things forever.

But first you need to understand how your brain works. Now there are two sides to your brain: the right side and the left side. The right side is more creative and imaginative, whereas the left side is more logical and serious. Now, typically when you try to remember things, you only use the left side of your brain. The secret is to be silly and use the right side as well.

Now, I’ve been given a list of items to remember and I’m going to tell you exactly how I’m going to do it.

One: crown; two: teapot; three: clown shoes; four: strawberry cheesecake; five: rubber duck; six: Pudsey Bear; seven: sombrero; eight: guitar; nine: plant and ten: cricket bat.

So number ‘one’ sounds like the word ‘sun’, so I imagine the sun wearing a gold crown.

‘Two’ sounds like ‘shoe’, but instead of wearing shoes on my feet, I imagine wearing teapots.

‘Three’ sounds like ‘tree’, so I imagine a tree but instead of leaves coming out the tree, I imagine red clown shoes.

‘Four’ sounds like ‘door’. I imagine opening up a door, but blocking the way is a strawberry cheesecake.

‘Five’ sounds like ‘hive’. Instead of a beehive hanging from a tree, there’s a rubber duck, and the bees are zooming all around the duck.

‘Six’ sounds like ‘sticks’, so I imagine Pudsey Bear playing the drums with the sticks.

‘Seven’ sounds like ‘heaven’, so I imagine the angels in heaven, and they’re all wearing sombreros.

‘Eight’ sounds like ‘gate’. I imagine looking through a garden gate and I see a guitar.

‘Nine’ sounds like ‘line’, so I imagine drawing lines all over a plant.

And ‘ten’ sounds like ‘pen’, so I imagine a pigpen and the pigs in the pigpen are playing cricket.

As long as you make a silly connection between the number and the item and you visualise that, you will never forget it.

Challenge yourself. How many can you remember?

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Draw and write the words for ten more things and try to memorise them. Can you remember them all? Tell us about it!

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Learning Time with Timmy - 1st words in English

Learning Time with Timmy - 1st words in English

Discover new words with Timmy and his friends! Developed in partnership with Aardman Animations, Learning Time with Timmy helps children aged 6 and younger learn new words in English.

Discover new words with Timmy and his friends! Developed in partnership with Aardman Animations, Learning Time with Timmy helps children aged 6 and younger learn new words in English. Children can play three exciting games and follow the instructions to place toys and classroom objects in a box, pop balloons to learn numbers, colours and shapes and sweep away leaves and snow to find food and objects hidden beneath.

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Birthdays

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When's your birthday? How do you celebrate your birthday? What's the best birthday present you have ever got?  What do you do at birthday parties?

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Amazing superheroes

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Listen to a song about what these amazing superheroes can do.

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Did you like the song? What superpower would you like to have?

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ABC countdown

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Can you put the letters of the alphabet in the right order? Sounds easy? You've got 30 seconds!

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ABC countdown
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Can you think of one word in English that begins with each letter of the alphabet?

Animal, banana, computer... Can you continue until z?

What's your favourite word in English?

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