Springwell School


Terrific Topic

Terrific Topic provides different themed learning activities based around a variety of exciting topics. You could be a scientist, an explorer, a musician, a weather reporter, a builder, there are lots of opportunities for learning something new. This section of the hub includes some science, geography and computing. 


Talk about the weather. Use the symbols to decide what the weather is like today. Make a jam jar tornado (it’s really fun!) Or a shaving foam cloud. Make a weather mobile or a wind sock. Have a go at weather waves and move along to the weather songs online.

How to Make Rainbow Windsock


Could be simplified by not painting and cutting up a plastic bag or strips of paper for the tails 

Weather mobile: 

Children draw/colour the weather pictures and attach to branch or sticks to observe weather. Discuss daily. (See picture). 

Make a Jam Jar Tornado

Fill a jam jar with water, spray shaving foam on the top, next drop some food colouring on the top of the shaving foam and watch how the cloud ‘rains’

Weather waves

This activity uses actions to represent different weathers. Start off with a simple action such as wiggling fingers up and down to make rain, and encourage children to join in to create a shower of rain. Add other actions – drumming heels to make a storm, clapping hands for thunder, waving arms to make wind and doing star jumps to represent sun rays. You can also give the children percussion instruments to add sound. Talk about how everyone has to join in and work together to turn raindrops into a rainstorm, create really loud thunder claps and so on.


Weather Photo Ideas:

 Weather Activity Sheets

Build & Make

The theme this week is building and making. You could use fruit and spaghetti to make a shape or a tower. You could make a junk model tower or building. If you have any blocks or lego you could try building different things. It’s fun to see if you can balance books and make a book tower. This is also fun with plastic cups! Can you make a tall tower? Can you build a house? Maybe you could build something for one of your toys? If you have a big box, or some material you could build a car or a den! You could also try making a water bottle car, or a cereal box marble run or maze. You can have lots of fun building with things you find at home.

Lots of great makes on Cbeebies  - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/cbeebies-house-makes  

Build a bug hotel for your garden



Tall towers

Give out a selection of coloured bricks. Ask your child to start a tower by placing one of their bricks on the floor. They then add a brick to the tower – “Please will you put a blue brick on the tower.” That child then instructs next, taking turns until the tower is built. Photograph the tower and challenge the children to build a taller tower next time. Experiment with different sized and shaped bricks.

Build & Make Photo Ideas:


Build and Make Activity Sheets

Geography - My world

There are some online activities about different places in the UK and the World, some about the oceans and continents - but you can also explore things in your home and local area.

Walk in the woods to explore features/complete a checklist, treasure map of the house, experiencing/exploring the weather (sorting items/clothes for different weathers), looking after their world (reusing/recycling - making items from cardboard boxes/plastic bottles etc.)

Use Google maps and streetview to explore where you live.

Can you identify where you live? Your house number? Do you know your address? You could write a letter to a friend or family member and write their address, can you find where your family and friends live on a map?


Go on a walk and make a ‘journey stick’ with items found attached using string, eg. Twigs, leaves, stone, feather, etc

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/go-jetters Go Jetters explore different parts of Planet Earth

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jclb9 Join William Whiskerson the mouse explorer on his travels


The understanding the world activity: Sensory Baskets

Sensory baskets are a brilliant motivation to explore different materials and their properties. Consider creating different collections of items that all belong to the same environment. Not only will this give a chance to create logical connections in their minds, but you get the opportunity to observe the things that interest each individual child the most.

The understanding the world activity: Composting

The ‘magic’ of watching food leftovers turning into soil might be just the way to keep active and foster curiosity about the outdoor environment.

The understanding the world activity: Wildlife Gardening

A simple twig pile in an undisturbed corner of the garden or a rotting tree trunk is enough to attract a range of wildlife to your setting’s outdoor area. It can be a true delight for the children to observe how different insects and invertebrates find shelter, feed, and collaborate.

People and Communities

People and Communities is all about encouraging kids to find out similarities and differences between their friends’ families, traditions and personalities and their own.

The understanding the world activity: Family Photos

Create a memory box that you can share with the children randomly during the day. Feeling a bit more crafty ? Try making an actual family tree, or a wall display, or a photobook – any way you approach it will work so you can feel connected with your home environment

Outdoor Treasure Hunts

When the weather is nice, hold an outdoor treasure hunt. Use clues to point to items or locations in the garden or outside the house.

Photo Treasure Hunts

Treasure hunts involving cameras are a fun way of incorporating technology in the mix. Children love using devices to augment their daily experiences. There are two ways to do this. You can use "photo clues" and take pictures of odd nooks and crannies in your home. Print out the images and place them as a pointer, directing the child how to find the next spot.

Children might appreciate a photo-only treasure hunt, which is suitable for those who are old enough to use digital cameras or smartphones. In this scenario, the child will be taking the photos. Make a list of items in the home or outside and ask them to take a photo of that item. Give the child a set period to find the object and take their photographs.

My World Activity Sheets:

Computing - Typing & Games

Explore cause and effect (torches, stop and go button toys, remote control toys)

Take photos/videos using cameras/iPads,

Practice typing - name/searching for pictures of favourite animals/toys/TV characters etc.

Jumble magnetic letters and make word

Make words with magnetic letters/ writing and have a go at typing them

Use different technology to listen to music- Make your own playlist

Do some online painting



Play some typing practice games https://www.abcya.com/games/kids_typing_game





BBC Bitesize Computing



Mark making or writing letters and words on iPad programmes

Have a go at some musical apps (e.g. playing the piano on iPad) 

Typing dance mat https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Create stories games and animations  https://scratch.mit.edu/

Cause and effect software  https://www.senteacher.org/downloads/sensory/88/Free-Cause-And-Effect-Software.html


There are so many lovely activities you can do with music. Explore music you enjoy, dance, sing, experiment with our online links. You could have a go at making your own instruments. Most importantly have fun!

Bottle shaker- Fill an empty bottle with rice or dried beans. Decorate and shake to create your own maraca.

Use tins and saucepans to create a set of drums. You can stretch balloons over tin cans/ coffee tins too.

Create a water xylophone with jars and different levels of water. See how the sound changes as you tap each one.

Play along to music with makeshift instruments in the home such as pans, Tupperware, pencils on a table. 

Make some home-made instruments using item like tin cans, straws and paper plates. https://www.learningliftoff.com/make-homemade-music-with-these-6-diy-instruments 

This is a fantastic website with different musical activities children can explore 


The BBC 10 pieces programme explores classical music which children may enjoy https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/qt76WSzksPSPmkj9tbV0p9/the-pieces-and-composers

Listen to different pieces of music such as theme tunes and draw pictures as a clue to what the music might be about. 

Make a sound song with colours and shapes - see photo

Spring is finally here! Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhv29_M-P5Q

Over in the meadow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6ljGXMMB-g

You can watch and talk about the animals or using some instruments at home or just cups, pots etc children can play along to the music making different sounds for different animals.

Watch Melody on CBeebies and learn all about different types of music with her https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/melody lots of activities here online

Have some musical fun with google doodle

A drumming lesson - https://www.thenational.academy/specialist/creative-arts/drums-and-percussion-listening-and-exploring-specialist-wk3-2

Sound Photo Ideas:

Jungle Explorer

Create paper chains to make vines or snakes!

Create a tiger hand print or cardboard roll tiger

Use wipe lids to create an animal guessing game

Make a lolly stick croc using a lolly stick and a pipe cleaner

Make a big bubbly container of water and paint to create bubble flowers

Make a monkey face paper plate

Paint some stones to create a stone plant

Role play a jungle with the small world animal cut outs

Make a jungle collage

Try a shaving foam marbling tiger-spray shaving foam into a tray, squeeze some orange and black paint/food colouring in, swirl it around with the end of a spoon, place a picture of an outline of a tiger over the top and press down into the foam, lift the paper off and scrape off excess shaving foam with a ruler to reveal a marbled orange and black pattern, cut out the tiger outline.

Print/make jungle animal masks

Make lizard/tropical bird sensory bags (fill a transparent ziplock bag with a variety of coloured paints and draw a lizard/bird onto the bag, then squeeze the paint to move it around the bag mixing the colours to make a colourful animal)

Make a jungle jar by collecting different types of leaves and sticks and putting them inside a clear jar

Camouflaged animals in the jungle https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z7x76sg

Use the pictures to match the animals with the skins

Hide pictures of animals and find them using cardboard roll binoculars to look through.

Lots of wonderful animal clips https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006m9ny/clips

Rumble in the Jungle story book  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2-O1LkCzpM

Fantastic jungle craft ideas https://artsymomma.com/fun-jungle-crafts-kids.html

Create a shoebox rainforest- see photo  https://www.firstpalette.com/craft/rainforest-diorama.html

Mr Tumble in the Jungle https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/something-special-mr-tumble-in-the-jungle

Super simple songs- Walking in the Jungle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoSq-yZcJ-4

Barefoot Books- Animal Boogie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25_u1GzruQM

Jungle Photo Ideas:



You can experiment with all kinds of things! There are lots of ideas here using things you can find at home including bubble printing, message on a banana, regrowing vegetables and a bouncy egg!

Try freezing some Jelly and then having fun melting it, lots of texture, sensory play and science to be explored.

You could use some household materials, boxes etc to create your own marble run

Lots of great simple shadow experiments https://www.science-sparks.com/shadow-activity-ideas/

Cut out and make shadow people or use pipe cleaners see photo

Make some shadow drawings see photo

Make water walk with some food colouring, cups and paper towel see photo

If you feel like getting messy with shaving foam this is a lovely sensory experiment using shaving foam and cotton wool https://theimaginationtree.com/soap-fluff-sensory-play-activity-kids/

Milk art experiments great fun with food colouring and milk- https://www.craftymorning.com/magic-milk-science-experiment/


Make a butterfly feeder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9kC1l0F1ik

Make a lemonade explosion with food colouring and salt

Skittles and water experiment. Place skittles around the outside of a plate. Pour a bit of warm water into the middle of the plate and watch as the colour from the skittles runs into the water making a wonderful pattern! Skittles experiment https://www.craftymorning.com/skittles-science-experiment-kids/

If you have an egg and some vinegar you can experiment with getting the yolk without breaking the egg  https://www.science-sparks.com/how-to-get-an-egg-yolk-without-cracking-the-egg/

Lots of cool experiments to explore http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/

BBC Terrific Science https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/terrific-scientific/KS2/zr63d6f

This great fun and works again and again. You need an old CD, a balloon, a sports bottle top and some glue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy-61HV2FRw

There is a free app available called - Scribbaloo paint & Kaleido Free. Both allow your child to experiment with Art on an easy to access App

Make a raincloud in a jar- see photo instruction

Create a Colour walk - line up 7 cups. Pour water to the top of cup 1, 3, 5, and 7 and leave the other cups empty. Put red food colouring in cup 1, yellow in cup 3, blue in cup 5 and red in cup 7. Cut kitchen roll in half and then fold over length-ways 3 or 4 times. Put one end of the kitchen toll in cup 1 and the other in cup 2. Repeat until all cups have one end of kitchen roll in. Watch as the water and colours run up the kitchen roll and into the empty cups and the colours mix. Have a look here https://funlearningforkids.com/rainbow-walking-water-science-experiment-kids/ to see the experiment in action.

Experiment Photo Ideas:



Experiment Activity Sheets


There are lots of great ideas to do with transport. You could look around where you live and see what colour cars you can find? You could have a list of colours you need to try and find or a list of numbers you need to find on car number plates or perhaps buses.

Maybe you could make you own vehicle. We have some ideas for cardboard roll cars and egg box boats. Try floating them in your bath or in your sink. Bottle tops also make great boats!

If you have any cars ( maybe your homemade cardboard car) or toys with wheels, explore and experiment with different surfaces and materials. You could build some cardboard ramps.

Make a simple paper aeroplane and use it for target practice! You could label the sections with letters or numbers.

Use the Twinkl instructions to make a simple paper helicopter. These are really fun to watch spinning around.

Use the resources to

Create your own vehicle

Sort different types of transport

Play transport I spy

Use the mazes and patterns to practice fine motor skills

Some lovely transport clips and games https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/category/topics/transport

A game about road safety- making the right choice https://www.think.gov.uk/resource/take-the-lead-game/

Make a junk model of your favourite transport.

Cut out individual pieces of favourite transport and stick back together like a collage

Draw a car/ bus track outside using chalk

Turn your furniture into an aeroplane/ bus/ tractor or create one from a cardboard box- see photo

Listen to your favourite transport songs - e.g. 'Magic train ride', 'Up, up, up'

Paint with cars - squeeze paint into a tray/onto paper and move cars through the paint to create patterns with the wheels

Make a rocket with plastic bottles 

Transport Photo Ideas:



Transport Activity Sheet


There are so many things you can do with Vegetables, eat them, print with them, create characters, make rainbows! Have a look at our ideas for some fun learning activities.

Just like Supertato you could have a go at making your own super vegetable

Supertato https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlaMeNmTG6c

Can you use vegetables to print with and make interesting patterns? Broccoli makes a great textured looking pattern. Or have a go with a carrot paintbrush ( see photo)

Can you sort the fruit and vegetables , you can use the twinkl pictures or have a go with real fruit and veg

Make a collage of vegetables using magazines.

Complete a vegetable colour hunt, using magazines/ online- Can you find a picture of a green bean? Can you find a picture of a purple vegetable?  Or a pink one!

Try tasting and describing some different vegetables.

Make some bubble wrap veg. Cut vegetable shapes out of bubble wrap and paint it. They look so cool. See photo

Rainbow veg. Can you make a rainbow out of fruit and veg and add the picture to Tapestry? See photo

Perhaps you could plant some seeds and see if you could grow some of your own vegetables. If you keep the top of a carrot, place it in water and water it daily you can observe how it starts to grow again.

Use vegetables to make a real Mr Potato head or a vegetable face –See photo

You could order certain types of vegetables from small to large or sort into shape or colour

You could create a colour or shape pattern using different chopped vegetables like carrots or celery?

Can you make a vegetable skewer? Or have a go at trying a new vegetable?

Vegetable Photo Ideas


Vegetable Activity Sheets


There are lots of different an interesting habitat environments you can explore. You can listen to different stories about different animals and where they live. Can you think about animals which live on farm, or in the jungle? What about animals you might keep as pets?  Maybe you can decide which animal lives in which habitat. Perhaps you could look for bugs when you are outside. Or design a new habitat for an animal to live in.

Explore habitats using the class clips https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv

Here is a clip where you can see lots of different types of habitats https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zjynvcw

Try out some different Habitat games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=habitats

Use the Twinkl sorting activity to sort the animals into the correct habitats

Make a habitat box. There are some ideas here https://theimaginationtree.com/animal-habitat-mini-sensory-tubs/

Or make a  habitat sensory trays https://masandpas.com/animal-habitat-sensory-trays/

There is a fantastic printable game from Marwell Zoo all about Habitats (in folder)

Explore which animals might live in gardens or throughout the local area.

If you go for a walk look out for the animals you might see. Use the printable bird scavenger hunt to spot some birds.

Try this habitat quiz https://www.cserc.org/sierra-fun/games/match-habitat/

Look at habitats on youtube (the arctic, desert, ocean, underground, farm etc)

Using the Twinkl resources, match the minibeast to their habitat

The Tin Forest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j_XPFxy5js is a lovely story about a man who creates a beautiful world from a junkyard. Different types of animals and habitats are explored such as jungles and forests.

Over and Under the snow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faPvn8LlHRc looks at different forest animals using prepositions. It’s a fun story. You can discuss the animals and where they live- over or under the snow.

Rumble in the Jungle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2-O1LkCzpM&t=52s a fantastic story exploring the animals who live in the jungle.

Habitats Activity Sheets


Recycling is very important for our environment. Some many things we have can be reused and repurposed into something new! Bottle tops could become counters. A plastic bottle could become a sensory bottle, a bubble sock or a shaker. A cardboard roll could become part of a bowling set, a game or even a castle. Newspaper can be used to make hats, papier mache or part of a collage. We have lots of ideas here but also look back through Thursday’s Creative ideas and Friday Freestyle as there are lots of ideas which reuse household items. Have fun!

Match the picture to the symbol using our resource

Try some recycled craft ideas- see photos

Bottle bottom plant pot

Cardboard roll town

Make a cardboard game or marble run maze

Use Cardboard to create a robot and then rub over it using crayon to make a great Robot rubbing picture

Have some fun junk modelling reuse recyclable materials to create something - e.g. using old cardboard boxes to create a boat/castle/tower/robot

You can recycle old wellies to plant flowers in or use old plant pots and paint

See also our photo ideas for ‘Things to do with an egg box’ and ‘Things to do with cardboard tubes’ see photos documents

 You can use old magazines to make a cut and stick puzzle (cut up a picture and stick back together) or create a collage or a card to send to a friend.

Hold a recyclable material hunt in the garden - hide recyclable items - children to find them as quickly as possible and place in the recycling bin.

Explore and learn about what the recycling symbol looks like. You could create a collage or picture. Have a look at food packaging and materials in your home. Can you find the symbol anywhere? What kind of materials have the symbol on?

Have a go at sorting some items with the Twinkl printable resource.

There is a lovely story from Twinkl called The Messy Magpie.  There is a story PowerPoint and some talk cards in our resources.

Help to sort rubbish into the correct bins.

Recycling games https://zone.recycledevon.org/fun-stuff/

Clean and Green https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/games/clean-and-green

BBC Bitesize Recycling https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z9p9j6f


Reduce Reuse recycle with Newsround https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/45644514

My first recycling https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/my-first-recycling

Recycle song https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/cbeebies-recycle-song

Top tips for recycling https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/how-to-get-kids-to-recycle

How do trucks do the recycling https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio/do-you-know-recycling

Reusing Water looking at filtering https://www.science-sparks.com/cleaning-up-water-looking-at-filtering/

Have some fun with science looking at how we can use the suns heat and save electricity by creating a solar oven http://www.virtuallymontessori.com/solar-oven-cooking/

Recycling Stories:

Michael Recycle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJweMxEhjlU

Storybots recycle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdxQplqGkFE

The Kikiboomers Recycling song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOvcW8l3RzE

Recycling Photo Ideas:




Recycling Activity Sheets


Outside and inside opposites are all around us and are a fun concept to learn about. How many pairs of opposites can you think of? What opposites can you sort into? What opposites can you see around you all the time? Can you find something patterned or plain? What about tall and short? Or loud and quiet? Have a look here for some ideas.

Look at different opposites

Hot/cold- Play with Ice cubes, melt in warm water. What happens when you make them warm in your hands? Melt chocolate- identify the difference when it is hot and then when it becomes cold again.

Soft/ hard- Explore different materials in your home. Are they soft or hard? What about the furniture? Can you find a hard material like wood and a soft material like a cushion? Which do you prefer?

Heavy/ light - exploring a variety of heavy and light items, using scales, dropping items into water/flour tubs 

Long/short roll toilet paper to make long and short rolls, explore long and short food items (e.g. strawberry laces, carrot sticks etc.), make long and short train tracks/car tracks, order and sort pencils, make long and short towers with Lego

Wet/dry- sensory play with wet and dry items such as gloop, orbeez, water, flour, pasta, ice cubes

Wide/narrow Cut out different sizes using paper or cardboard to sort into wide and narrow. Create a track for, one which is too narrow for some cars to understand the car is too wide, the track is too narrow. You could also investigate this concept using a ball run/ marble run with bigger items.

Bright/dull – Sort bright and dull fabrics or pattern paper. Have ago at making a pattern which incorporates bright and dull colours.

Day/night- Explore things you do in the day and things you do at night. Sort night and day pictures


Small/big Big and Small shaving foam splats, big and small water splashes, big and small body movements, posting and threading, sorting big and small items, big and small fruit and veg

Stop/Go Play musical statues/ you have to go when the music is on and stop still when the music stops

Loud /quiet - sensory bottles (loud: rice, bells, pasta; quiet: water, pom-poms), listening to and singing songs (loud and quiet)

Happy / sad - making happy and sad faces and looking in mirrors, drawing happy and sad faces, sorting pictures of happy and sad

Soft/ rough - sensory trays (soft: cotton wool, blankets, scarves; rough: sand, sand paper, nail files)

 Opposite song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGeuA4iJ8vI

Opposites quiz https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/bp-do-you-know-your-opposites


Use the twinkl boards to spot the opposites or the card print outs to match the opposites.

Use the opposite cards to play- can you find the opposite- One player has one set of cards. Lay the opposites out and see if you can identify the correct opposite.

Use the widgit symbols to find opposites and tick them, tick off the ones you have explored or play a matching or pairing game.

Opposites Activity Sheets


There are lots of creative ideas around Pirates! You can make elements of a pirate costume and try walking the plank! There are some fantastic songs, games and dancing you can try.

How long is the Pirate rope- Cut different lengths of string to sort/ order/ measure with paperclips or bricks, measure with a ruler.

Have a go at making your own treasure! You can thread objects to make jewellery, paint boxes to make a treasure chest.

Treasure hunt- Create clues

Use the Twinkl puppet print outs to role play stories, move along with pirate songs.

Sort and identify coins by colour, shape

All pirates need a hat. Use the printable instructions to create a hat from newspaper or paper.

Design your own pirate flag using colouring or collage.

Explore floating with these great cork Pirate ship- see photo

Make a telescope. Use cardboard roles to make a telescope. What can you see?

Walk the plank- create a line on the floor using making tape/ paper tape. Can you walk along the plank? Can you balance a bean bag on your head

See our Pirate ship resources for some great visual ideas

Try a pirate song! Or a sea shantie.

Have a go at the pirate roll and colour game.

Pirate Yoga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDwyVonx35Q

Portside Pirates Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y7o3efB66g

Pirate Name generator

Pirate just dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe_HDfdmnaM

Pirates love underpants story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd8_Y1bEzA8

 Pirate Photo Ideas:

Pirate Activity Sheets


There are lots of things to enjoy about the outdoors- exercise, colours, visuals and smells. Things to see and do. Maybe you could visit your favourite outdoor place. Or think about all the different types of outdoor places. Perhaps you could do some park or garden-based activities. Here we have lots of outdoor themed activities for you to try. You could also bring the outdoors indoors with some of our fun window craft.

Complete a colour hunt or an indoor outdoor hunt using our print outs.

Explore the perfect printouts to take with you on a trip outdoors. http://www.bbc.co.uk/breathingplaces/downloads/pocket_guides/

Bring the outdoors in with these fantastic mobile ideas and window decorations see photo https://www.curbly.com/14902-10-do-it-yourself-hanging-mobiles

Or make a windchime by threading beads/buttons onto string and tying to a stick/can/cup , using shells, tin lids, pine cones. There are loads of ideas here https://www.playideas.com/25-easy-breezy-wind-chime-crafts-for-kids/

Create a picture or piece of art using outdoor objects such as leaves, sticks and flowers

Make a pompom and hang it on a tree to make a lovely decoration https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/thingstodo/art-ninja-pom-pom-make

Make a bird feeder and observe if any birds come to your garden or windowsill  https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/make-a-speedy-bird-cake/

Pebble painting (visit the beach and collect your own)

Create a fairy or miniature garden in a plant pot or tray using materials you find on a walk.

Try some outside art - drawing or painting a tree/flower landscape from observations

Have fun with shadows or creating shadow art – see our previous week on puppets for some shadow ideas.

Plant flowers in welly boots, toy trucks, Lego sculptures, old play dough pots

Decorate plant pots/plastic bottles/watering cans, wheelbarrows and grow flowers inside 

Plant vegetables, e.g. carrots, tomatoes, green beans etc. - draw vegetables onto wooden spoons and stick these into the soil next to the plants so that you know what is growing there (or paint wooden spoons to colour code - e.g. red for tomatoes, orange for carrots etc.)

Explore/make windmills using the pinwheel template .

Create chalk pictures or a chalk circuit to follow see photo

Have a go at volleyball with balloons or see how long you can keep a balloon in the air

Explore colours and positioning with lawn twister – see photo

Create your own outdoor ( or indoor) assault course using household furniture and items - see photo and instructions

Ice Block Building - Fill up various containers with a mixture of water and food colouring. Once frozen, take them outside. Pop out the moulds and build towers, trains and buildings.

Ice Painting - Paint with colourful ice. Simply freeze ice cube trays with washable paint. It’s a fun way to cool off, create art and get messy.

Outdoor Photo Ideas:




 Outdoor Activity Sheets