12-24 months home activities

Things you can do at home!

Keeping Active

  • 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

Arts & Crafts

  • 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!