We know this is a challenging time for many of our families, and we’d like to do all we can to support you. We have posted over 150 resources in this area, which you can use at home with your children. These activities are meant to engage and inspire you and your children, not to make extra work for you. Therefore, please pick and choose only those activities that you feel are most suitable for your family.
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Print out this I Spy game from Paper Trail Designs and let your kids hunt for all the different fruits and vegetables on the page. Can you spot all seven bananas? This is a great way to practice counting and talk about healthy eating.
Is it a solid or a liquid? Goop is one of the easiest messy play activities to set up, but kids love it! Just mix cornflour and water until you achieve your desired consistency. Make the goop more exciting by adding food colouring and anything else that takes your children’s fancy: glitter, flower petals, small toys, etc. For kids who aren’t keen on getting mucky, give them some kitchen utensils, such as strainers and spoons, to help them explore the texture of the goop.
Help your children understand the coronavirus lockdown with this lovely rhyming story, called ‘Don’t Worry, Little Bear!‘ from Early Years Story Box. The new, updated version takes into account the most recent government guidelines and includes information about why some children are returning to schools, but not others.