This page provides a variety of activities and ideas which you can share with your child at home.
New content will be added regularly.
Latest update: Thursday 9th April
This page has been designed to provide our families with activity ideas which can be shared at home to support their child's learning and development. We have also included some links to other useful websites which provide ideas and activities.
All activity items should be checked by an adult, prior to use, to ensure that they are appropriate for the age of your child.
Alphabet memory from 40 months to 60 months
Box play from birth to 60 months
Bubble play from 22 months to 60 months
Bubble snake from 30 to 60 months
Build a bug hotel from 24 months
Can you feel...? from birth to 26 months
Composting from 22 to 60 months
Dark and light play from 22 to 60 months
Fizzing rocks from 30 to 50 months
Gloop from birth to 60 months
Harry's hand washing chart from 18 months
Harry's hand washing guidance all ages
Heavy or light? from 30 to 60 months
Hide and seek sounds game from 24 to 42 months
How much is it? from 40 to 60 months
It's lunch time from 30 to 60 months
Junk modelling from 18 months
Keep a tally from 36 to 60 months
Kitchen role play from 18 to 60 months
Lego printing from 22 to 60 months
Lego tech from 30 to 60 months
Making marks from birth to 36 months
Matching socks from 22 to 40 months
Mission impossible from 30 months
Mud pies from 22 to 60 months
Outdoor play - various ideas all ages
Pepper and soap - germs from 40 to 60 months
Photo treasure chest from 9 to 60 months
Planting seeds from 8 to 60 months
Playdough recipe from 12 months
Pom poms from 24 months
Self portraits from 36 to 60 months
Sensory baskets from birth to 26 months
Sensory tummy time from 4 to 10 months
Small World activity ideas from 18 months
Songs and rhymes all ages
Story sacks from 22 to 60 months
Texture rubbing from 24 to 60 months
Treasure basket play under 12 months
Washing up from 24 months
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The following videos have been created by our colleagues.
5 Cheeky Monkeys by River View
Animal hunt by Brinds Well
What's in the box? by Brinds Well
The following websites provide various activities or resources for children from birth to 5 years.
Hungry Little Minds
Supported by the DfE – activities for parents/carers to engage in with their children aged birth to five years old. Includes electronic links to a variety of other Early Years online resources.
Interactive stories and games.
Lots of links to resources and guidance.
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for young children.
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos.
Crash Course Kids
You Tube videos on many subjects for a younger audience.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges do cost but are optional.
Listening activities for the younger child.
Lots of fun games to play, songs to sing, stories to listen to – linked to children’s favourite TV characters/programmes.
Fun ways with numbers. Including: counting, adding on, subtraction.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities – you need a Facebook account to access the page.
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Five Minute Mum
Lots of fun ideas. Provides an outline of how parents/carers could structure their day. In addition, she is planning to provide a video a day on what games to play.
Lingumi (For children aged 2-5): Sets of learning games, speech recognition games and video-based games to help with a child’s grammar and getting them speaking their first words early on. https://lingumi.com/
Kaligo (For children aged 3-5): The first digital handwriting exercise book using a stylus and tablet, built using AI and co-created with teachers, occupational therapists and neuroscientists. https://www.kaligo-apps.com/
Phonics Hero (For school-aged children): Over 850 fun, varied and motivating games take a child step-by-step through the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words, and how to conquer sentences. https://www.phonicshero.com/
Teach Your Monster to Read (For school-aged children): Covers the first two years of learning to read, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying little books, designed in collaboration with leading academics. https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
Navigo Game (For school-aged children): Focuses on developing skills that underpin reading, including phonics, letters and sounds, designed by UCL Institute of Education and Fish in a Bottle. https://iread-project.eu/game/
Fonetti (For school-aged children): The world’s first ‘Listening Bookshop’ interacting with children by giving visual cues in real-time as they read aloud and highlighting where the most support is needed. https://www.fonetti.com/