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The A-Z of activities to do with Children

Ever struggle for ways to keep your little one entertained?

Although, we can’t wait to spend time with our children it can sometimes become a little daunting when you have to think of things to do. Especially this time of year when the weather isn’t always on your side. Which is why I have put together an A-Z of activities.

Arts- Get the art sets out and let your inner imagination run free.

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Baking – Spend some time in the kitchen together making yummy treats. It doesn’t have to Pinterest worthy.

Books – Spend some time looking at books together.

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Colouring – get out the colouring books and enjoying getting creative.

Camping – dig out the tent and spent a night or weekend camping. Even if it’s just in the back garden.

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Den building – Get out the old sheets and make your own dens or if the weather allows create a den in the bog outdoors

Dancing – Put on your favourite songs and dance around like no ones watching.

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Explore – Wrap up worn, get your wellies on and head out exploring. There are often great place for adventures right on your doorstep.

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Farm – Visit a local farm. Our local one is a big hit with Olivia.

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Gruffalo Trail – There are a few different trails dotted around the UK now which are great fun.

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Handpainting – get the paints out and get messy. There are so many different handprint crafts.

Hammer beads – a great little activity for developing fine motor skills and getting creative.

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Insect Hunt – head out into the garden, with a magnifying glass if you have one or why not make your own binoculars and get hunting for inspects.

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Junk modelling – collect up the toilet rolls and cereal models and get creative.

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Kick about – head out into the great outdoors with a ball and enjoy a kick about.

Kites – have fun flying kites.

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Library – visit the local library, a lot of them have different story telling and rhyme time sessions that you can enjoy.

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Muddy Puddles – slip on your wellies and go on a hunt for muddy puddles to splash in

Messy Play – there’s are so many ideas online for different messy play activities.

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Nature walk – while your out why not take part in a scavenger hunt. You can then use your finds for crafts once home again.

O

Obstacle course – set up a little obstacle course in the garden, siblings can race each other.

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Play-doh – Instead of using shop bought why not have a go at making your own. It’s pretty straight forward, there are even edible ones that you can make.

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Quizzes – Carry out a quiz based on their favourite TV program or particular interests.

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Rainbow experiment – get a pack of skittles and have a go at creating your own rainbow.

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Salt dough – have a go at making your own salt-dough keep sakes.

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Trampolining – great fun for everyone and a great way to squeeze in some exercise.

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Unite – catch up with some friends or family that you haven’t seen for a while.

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Vehicles – make a car wash to clean the dirty ride on’s or small world cars.

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Water play – make a soup or add their favourite toys to keep them entertained.

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Xylophone – get out the musical instruments and have a sing a long, why not put together your own show.

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Yarn threading – another great way to develop fine motor skills.

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Zoo – enjoy a family trip to the zoo. Who doesn’t love going to see the animals.

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