Play and Learning ideas

Play and learning ideas

Scroll down for further play and learning ideas for children of all ages and stages.

(Most play ideas can be adapted to suit the individual interests and age and stage of the child) 

3 years and under

Use the dots on the right to explore the play and learning ideas. Click on the image to download

Posting fun for under threes

Sensory painting

Sensory box tunnel

Eye spy bottles

Frozen paint cubes

Games for babies and toddlers

Sensory feel mats

Early sit ups

No mess painting in a box

Sensory peek-a-boo board

Wonder of balloons

Water play for babies and toddlers

Sensory obstacle course 0-3 years

Singalong 0-3 years

Wave bottles

Percussion Play

Jelly Bags - 0-3 years

Discovery basket

Book bug app

3 – 6years

Use the dots on the right to explore the play and learning ideas. Click on the image to download

Splat painting

Stack and knock game

Dice popping balloons

Puppet Theatre

Horizontal Basketball

Cup hockey

Fun with bottle tops

What is in the clouds?

Soft play hockey

Captain Pugwash has a problem

Three little pigs

Hide and seek

Goldilocks and the three bears

Anytime, any weather outside water play

Fun with guttering

Gloop

No cook playdough

Picture Attack

Be a superhero

Rainbow targets

Ball games

Big bubble fun

Play and learning with sticks

Water play

Ideas for daily garden/exercise time

Skittles

More water play!

House work is fun!

Hula Hoop Challenge

Story and song

Stick - shape mobiles

Stick puppets

Walk the line

Top marks

Gaelic resources from Stòrlann.

Goireasan Gàidhlig bho Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig

Gaelic resources from Stòrlann.

Click here to access the website

Movement and mindfulness for children

Gonoodle

Movement and mindfulness for children

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7 years and over

Use the dots on the right to explore the play and learning ideas. Click on the image to download

Got Ya!

Story cubes

Jenga boxes

Noughts and crosses

Science ideas for over 7’s

Memory box

Graffiti

Ideas for children 7 years and over - miscellaneous

Active Play for over 7’s

Creative with clothes

Junk modelling - Shetalnd

The great outdoors

Some great ideas from the Scouts UK page – especially useful for older children

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Licketyspit

Inspired ideas for families and children of all ages

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Up in the air balloon game

Active play pack - Play Scotland

Further ideas

Click on the ‘tabs’ along the top.

Free Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Home Learning Packs

 Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Home Learning Packs

Stick Man - Home Learning Activity Pack 3-5 yearsIs your child a fan of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s wonderful picture books? Now you can download a range of home learning activity packs to complete as you read the books!

Scholastic are offering free Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler home learning packs. 

Click on the image to access the site

Bumps to Bairns - Daily Learning ideas

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Fun, simple and playful daily learning ideas for you and your children to  enjoy – why not visit the site and sign up to have these emailed to you daily!

General information and support about your child’s early development.

Click here to access.

 

Action for Happiness

January 2021 Small Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. 

Check out their site for lots of positive tips and ideas, including this January Calendar.

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National Literacy Trust - Parent support for home learning

National Literacy Trust

Whether you’re looking for your child to chat, play, read, listen, make or watch, get stuck in fun and easy activities for all children aged 0-12.

For access to National Literacy Trust’s – Words for life (0-12 years) – Click here

For access to National Literacy Trust’s – Zone in (13+) – Click here

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