Emergent and newly independent writers will enjoy filling this sheet. 'Sunshine is' says the central phrase, with sunbeams all around for writing ideas in. Help your children think up words (such as hot, warm, relaxing, yellow, bright, sparkling, smiley, cheerful...) to write inside the beams, and then to complete the simile - 'as cheerful as...' (a smile, party, garden, holiday,game?). They will also enjoy coloring in around their words, perhaps experimenting with different tints and tones. The activity will support creative writing, phonics, reading and language development, also triggering thoughts about the sun, sky and related concepts.