Hi! So here as promised are some more activity ideas for the kids. I’m not sure if anyone has found any of my ideas so far useful but if you have then here are some more for you!
So, without further ado. Let’s get straight to it!
Leaf print picture:
This activity is essentially two activities in one. Before Kory could print his leafs we had to collect some first so while out walking the dog, we collected lots of leaves.
Once Kory had collected his leafs, he brought them home and made a start on his picture.
To make your own leaf print picture you will need:
- Leafs (obviously!)
And that’s it!
Here’s how to make your picture:
- Choose your coloured paints and pour a little bit of each one onto a piece of paper
- Press your leaf into the paint
- Then, press your leaf down onto a separate piece of paper with the paint side down in order to make your leaf print
- Repeat this until you are happy with your finished leaf print picture
- Leave to dry
- And that’s all there is to it!
If you’re not wanting to use paints and would prefer a less messy experience then here is an alternative way to make a leaf picture that me and Kory have done together in the past. (See link)
Next activity, biscuit decorating:
This activity is super easy for the kids and depending on their age they should be able to do it with very little help from you.
Here’s what you will need:
- Chocolate (to melt)
- Edible decorations
Here’s how to do it:
- Set up everything that the kids will need for this activity (A plate with biscuits on, a bowl with decorations inside, a bowl for the melted chocolate and a spoon)
- Melt the chocolate (This is the part you may have to do)
- Make sure the chocolate isn’t too hot for your child
- With the spoon, let them spread the melted chocolate onto the biscuit
- Once all the biscuits have chocolate on, add chosen decorations
- Leave to set or eat right away
- Easy peasy!
DIY Dinosaur garden:
Kory LOVES the outdoors. He loves being outside and he loves playing in the garden so while the weather has been so nice, I wanted to find something for him to do outside.
This activity was a lot of fun for Kory. It was a little messy too but nothing that a bath later couldn’t fix! What I like about this activity is that it doesn’t have to be dinosaur themed, you could make lots of different gardens. It also didn’t cost very much for us to do either as we already had the pot, the dinosaur figures and the solar light. The only thing we needed to buy was the compost which cost just 99p!
If you’d like to make your own DIY themed garden pot, you will need:
- Empty garden pot
- Your chosen decorations
- Solar light (optional)
Here’s how to do it:
- Add the soil to your empty pot, filling to the top
- Add your chosen decorations (which in our case was dinosaur figures)
- Finish off by adding your solar light (This is totally optional, we just happened to have a spare one laying around)
- And that’s pretty much it!
We’ve also, been on an outdoor scavenger hunt and ticked off a list of things we found while outside.
We have baked some cupcakes together. If you haven’t got a baking kit already at home there are lots of easy to follow recipes online.
Kory has also been practicing how to write his name.
So those are my activity ideas I thought I’d share with you. I hope you liked them! I might not be sharing as many posts like this one as often at the moment with it being half term but I will keep you updated on that.
As always, thank you for reading and please let me know what you think.