Creating this little bed with its springy mini-mattress will help to develop your child's knowledge and understanding of the world around them, and how things are made. It will also help to improve their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they cut, fold and stick strips of card to form little springs. The activity is a bit fiddly in places so you will need to be on hand to help your child if they get stuck.
How to extend the magic
Once your child has made the bouncy bed, they could place it in their bedroom and put their favourite toy to bed. Once their toy is tucked up, why not ask them if they know the story of a little girl called Goldilocks who tried out some beds belonging to a family of bears. Why not cuddle up and watch the story of Goldilocks together? Click through to the Fimbles pages on the CBeebies website, select 'Story Time' and then click on 'The Three Bears'.