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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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Stay safe and happy playtime!

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Toddler Melody
8th July 2020 8:00 am

Get cosy and listen to some children’s songs and a bedtime story with Veronica, who runs Family Melody sessions in Cambridge.

Happy Pajamarama Day! Let's celebrate Bookstart. Hope you enjoy these bunny rhymes and bedtime story. Watch it now or save it till bedtime. Keep cosy and safe at home. V x

Posted by Baby Massage and Melody Cambridge on Friday, 1 May 2020

Mini Veggie Burger Recipe
7th July 2020 8:00 am

Your kids can make their own mini veggie burgers and salsa with this fun recipe from ‘I Can Cook’ on CBeebies.

You will need:
100g vegetarian mince
75g sweet potato
1 spring onion
1 slice of bread
1 egg
15ml oil
10 cherry tomatoes
5 basil leaves
1 Tbsp olive oil
a pinch of black pepper

I Spy Fruits & Veg
6th July 2020 8:00 am

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.

Goop Sensory Play
5th July 2020 8:00 am

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.

Photo courtesy of Crafts on Sea

Tissue Paper Rainbow Fish
4th July 2020 8:00 am

These Tissue Paper Rainbow Fish are a lovely simple craft from Crafts on Sea.

You will need:
Card stock or cardboard, cut into a fish shape
Different colours of tissue paper
Child-safe scissors (or just get your child to tear the bits of tissue paper)
Water and a paint brush

Sesame Street Monster Meditation
3rd July 2020 8:00 am

Play the I-Sense game with Cookie Monster to practice using your five senses and learn how to make waiting more fun.

Toddler Melody
2nd July 2020 8:00 am

Ten minutes of lovely children’s songs by Veronica, who runs Family Melody sessions in Cambridge.

I hope you like this 10 minute melody session. I enjoyed filming it with my daughter Hannah and I hope you have fun joining in with some of our favourite songs!
Missing you all very much, Veronica x

Posted by Baby Massage and Melody Cambridge on Saturday, 11 April 2020

I Spy Animals
1st July 2020 8:00 am

Print out this I Spy game from Paper Trail Designs and let your kids hunt for all the different animals on the page. Can you spot all seven elephants?

Milkshake Recipe
30th June 2020 8:00 am

Learn how to make your own milkshake with this simple recipe from ‘Down on the Farm’ on CBeebies.

You will need:
2 scoops of ice cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
500ml milk
chopped up fruit

Don’t Worry, Little Bear! Coronavirus Story
28th June 2020 8:00 am

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.

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