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Play Idea Cards

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The following idea cards give you, your organisation, or your child new ideas for play. 
For thematic ideas please navigate using the activities by type section below.

Play Ideas By Type

 

Please click on the categories below to a view a list of downloadable idea cards!

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Ideas for you and your child to create new cool things together.

Sensory play image of corn starch tuff trays

Play ideas to help developing children explore their environment through the senses.

Image of outdoors play showing children running in a field

Play ideas to help children explore the outdoors.

Sensory play image using light and colourful string

Play ideas that inspire children to engage with their imagination and learn cool new things.

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Food and Fun! A winning combo.

Making & Art Ideas

3 Pen Challenge
 
Crayon Rubbings
 
Fun Painting 4: Puffy Paint
Musical Mittens 
 
Spider Web Game
 
Autumn Candle Holder
Fun Painting 1: Messy Play
Melted Crayons
 
Recycling Collage
 
Threading
 
Bird Feeder
 
Fun Painting 2: Marble Art
Musical Instruments 1
Salt Dough Tree
 
Boats and Cars
 
Fun Painting 3:
Bubble Art
Musical Instruments 2
Spaghetti & String Printing

Sensory Play Ideas

Baby Rain Stick
Ice Eggs
Rainbow Bottle Shaker
Bath Time Play
Ice Painting
Sponge Splat Painting
Cornflour Gloop
Light & Shadow
Through
the Tunnel
Fossil Excavation
Mud Play
Water Play

Outdoor & All Weather Play

Autumn Leaf 

Hedgehog

DIY Kite

Rope Games

Stone Painting

Ball Games

Hopscotch

Scavenger Hunt

Wind Sock

Beans!
The Game

Jump the River

Stick Man

Birdfeeder

Nature Play

Stick Mobile

Imagination & Exploration Ideas

Boxes and Bags

Dressing Up

Laser Maze

Role Play

Small World Play

Water Art

Bathtub Fishing

Floor is Lava

Life-sized Board Game

Secret of the Water Rising

Sock Puppets

Den Building/ Blanket Fort

Hovercraft

Loose Parts Play

Sink or Float

Transient Art

DIY Fishing

Imagination Game

Positivity Box

Shape Sorter

Volcano in a Bottle

Edible Activities!

Biscuit Decorating

Frozen Chocolate Bananas

Fruit Cracker Pizzas

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