Things you can do at home!
- Judy’s Hopathon – Take a look at this 10 minute hopathon from the Change4Life website. Miss Judy Hops is keen to keep your little ones moving!
- Anna’s Frozen Game – Anna needs your help! Arendelle’s frozen! So you have to keep moving to avoid turning into an ice statue.
Activities & Ideas
- BBC – Things to do indoors with children
- Sensory Activities for babies – Simple sensory activities for babies.
- Virtual Museums – Are you missing visiting the museums? Did you know there are 12 famous museums around the world who are offering virtual tours!
- Accessible Activities – Change 4 Life have lots of great ideas and more links for accessible activities and disabled sports activities you can do while stuck at home!
- BBC – The Traffic Light Game! – Helps teach your children to understand simple instructions.
Arts & Crafts
- Calm Jars – Easy to make if you have some empty bottles, glitter and food colouring! Using an old jar or drinks bottle, fill with water, add glitter and food colouring, ensure lid is closed, Shake and watch the glitter settle. As you watch the jar settle reflect on any worries and let them fall to the bottom of the jar
- Shadow Drawing – Exploring light and shadows and developing art skills. Make the most of the sun and place objects on a piece of paper and use the shadow as a guide to trace the outline.
- Playdough Recipe – Why not try the dough disco too. A fun way for early years children to strengthen and develop their fine and gross motor skills and great for improving balance and hand-eye co-ordination. Use this link as a starter. Then try making up your own movements. You can use a range of upbeat and relaxing music to vary the experience for you child.
This reciepe makes 1 coloured ball and takes aprox 10 minutes.
What you need: 8 tablespoons of flour, 2 tablespoons of table salt, 60ml of warm water, food colouring or children’s paint, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
Method: 1, Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl.
2, In a separate bowl mic the water, a few drops of colouring and the oil.
3, pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.
4, Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. Add more colour at this point if needed.
5, One used, store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeexe out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh.
- Dino Bones – Do your children like dinosaurs? Make your own Dino Bones and hide them in the garden for them to find!
What you need: 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, 1 cup of water.
Method: 1, In a bowl put the three ingredients together and then use your hands to mix them together. Use food colouring if you like.
2, Lay baking paper on a tray & with the mix make different shapes of dino bones, teeth and jaws etc. Lay them on the baking paper.
3, Bake a 325 degrees / 160 Celsius / gas mark 3 for around 30 minutes.
4, Once done, leave to cool and then start playing. Hide them in the garden or in flour for more fun finding them.
- Magic Milk – This is a great experiment for the whole family to try!