12-24 months home activities
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
- 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!