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practical activity ideas

Paint a rainbow and stick it in your window to bring smiles to passers-by.

When out for a walk, see if you can spot any rainbows that other children have painted.

Rebecca's Playdough Recipe

2 cups plain flour,

1 cup salt,

3 tbsp cream of tartare,

4 tbsp oil

2 cups water

Add food colouring, glitter and scent if desired.

Your child may want to combine all of the above ingredients in the pan before you transfer it to the hob. Warning, this may be messy.

Heat and stir until the mixture forms a firm dough. Leave to cool, kneed and play the day away!

  • Allow children to help prepare a meal
  • Outdoor ‘magic’ painting with water large paint brushes and rollers
  • Cutting and sticking
  • Add fun to bath time with adding a play tea set, some small plastic people or animals
  • Chalk for mark-making outdoors
  • Have fun with bubbles
  • Make a shoe shop
  • Play hair dressers
  • Junk modelling can be fun as a shared project. Large boxes are also a great invitation for imaginative play. Allow your child to take the lead.
  • Make a den

  • Dry-wipe pens and small whiteboards for name writing.

  • Buy some daffodils, watch them bloom and have a go at an observational drawing together.
  • Make a picture with stickers. Peeling off stickers is great for fine motor practise.
  • Go on a walk to find mini-beasts. Allow your child to take photos or draw what they find afterwards.
  • Make a song book
  • Make binoculars from paper tubes and look for signs of Spring
  • Draw around your child’s hand on cardboard, cut this out and encourage them to use this for measuring things around the house.
  • Role play school with teddies as pupils. You could make a weather chart together for your child to select the weather each day in role as ‘teacher’.
  • Play hide and seek with a toy or teddy
  • Counting with natural objects e.g. sticks or shells
  • Go on an outdoor number hunt
  • Make a paper plate craft- google is a great starting point for ideas
  • Make numbered cups or jars for counting objects
  • Make an instrument and use it to accompany your favourite music.
  • Plant a sunflower seed, water it and watch it grow together.
  • Make a cleaning box with sponges, dusters and a dustpan and brush for your child to play at cleaning. Spray bottles with water can also be used outdoors
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