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Guess with Jess

Make your own spider’s web: Jess the cat®’s spooky make & do!
Little kids ask big questions, and your preschooler’s full of them as she explores the world around her. But guess who has all the answers? Jess the cat has! In brand new pre-school show Guess with Jess, Jess and his friends get curious about one of those big questions like ‘why do spiders build webs?’ or ‘how can we make a boat?’. There’s lot s of fun adventures and excitement before they get to the right answer!

Just like your preschooler Jess is ready to ask it, test it out and find a way, with a little help from his friends...

You can do it too!
For your curious little ones, we’ve planned some great make & do’s so she can discover and do alongside her favourite new character. Our first activity shows you a quick and easy way to make spider’s webs so you’ll have plenty of spooky decorations in time for Halloween!

Make your own spiders web
What you’ll need:
3 pipe cleaners (all the same size), wool or string.

  • Take 2 pipe cleaners, and twist them together in the middle to make an X
  • Twist the third in too, so now you have a 6-pointed star shape like this Ж
  • You’re ready to add the cobwebs: tie the wool to the middle of your star shape, then help your preschooler make an outwards spiral, wrapping the wool once round each ‘leg’ of the web to secure it.
  • Aim to go round 3 or 4 times, then again tie the wool in a knot on one of the legs to hold it tight. Add some glitter or tufts of cotton wool to your web to complete the creepy effect.   
  • Your web’s ready, where’s your spider? Stick on a toy spider (there’s plenty about at this time of year!) or make a mini creeper out of left-over pipe cleaners.

If you’re really lucky, you’ll spot a spider making his own web in the park or garden, see how quickly he works!

Tune in to the new series to find out why spiders build webs…  Guess with Jess starts Monday 9th November on Cbeebies at 11.50am  - don’t miss it! Check out http://www.guesswithjess.com/ for more fun ways to explore!

Make a boat! Jess the cat’s watery make & do
Little kids ask big questions, and your preschooler’s full of them as she explores the world around her. But guess who has all the answers? Jess the cat has! In brand new pre-school show  Guess with Jess, Jess and his friends get curious about one of those big questions like ‘why do spiders build webs?’ or ‘how can we make a boat?’. There’s lot s of fun adventures and excitement before they get to the right answer!

Just like your preschooler Jess is ready to ask it, test it out and find a way, with a little help from his friends...

You can do it too!
For your curious little ones, we’ve planned some great make & do’s so she can discover and do alongside her favourite new character. Paper boats can be tricky for little hands to fold, so try out this quick and easy little sailing boat - made with household items – that really floats!

Make your own sailing boat
What you’ll need
: a cork, two cocktail sticks, small piece of blu-tack and a square of paper (post-it notes are the perfect size)

  • Set the cork lengthways, then secure the cocktail sticks firmly in on opposite sides, as above
  • At the end of one of the sticks, help your child fasten a blob of blu-tack about the size of your little finger nail. This is the bottom of the boat
  • Give your child a post-it note or approx. 10cm x 10cm square of paper to decorate as a sail.
  • Fasten the sail to the top cocktail stick by sticking it through twice, as shown.
  • Float your boat!

Have fun racing your boat in the bath or see how the wind pushes them around on the local pond. Why not make a fleet of boats to and play with some friends?

Try out our colouring pages to download too - Guess with Jess 1  and Guess with Jess 2

Why not share your end results with us at totz2teens - we love to see pictures of your creations.
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une into the new series to see how to make a boat… Guess with Jess starts Monday 9th November on Cbeebies at 11.50am  - don’t miss it! Check out http://www.guesswithjess.com/ for more fun ways to explore!

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