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Activities for children 5yrs and up

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jessicalouise Wed 27-Jul-11 10:12:57

smile hello, any ideas
for reasonably priced fun activities or days out for children 5yrs and up.

iloveblue Wed 27-Jul-11 10:51:04

Hi - a few things we're going to be doing (I have two boys aged almost 5 and almost 7)

Library - they have a circus reading challenge this year.
Kids choose 6 books and then get stickers, certificates as they progress through them.

Sun print paper - ours arrived this morning, but havn't tried it yet.

Fimo/clay models

Writing stories - either typing on computer and printing out, or handwriting. Can then be illustrated and made into a little book. Good one for a rainy day.

Sketching simple objects outdoors

DS2 is getting a box of dressing up clothes for his birthday - so going to get them to plan and perform a little play. Will film it too.

Hiding some 'treasure' and making treasure maps

DS1 (6) has requested to 'go on an adventure' - so had an idea that we could pack bags with provisions and just leave the house with no destination in mind, and see where we end up. smile

HTH

kellestar Thu 28-Jul-11 16:23:50

You could do a scavenger hunt. Great in the park, give them a list of things to gind and set them off. If they complete a little present as a reward. Can be made more challenging. Have also done this with guides/brownies where we used disposable cameras or mobile phones with cameras. List of photos they had to take. Not people which may be a little weird. But colours, a particular word, animal, vegetable, mineral etc.

Papier mache is also cheap and great for miserable days stuck in home. Make something small or large, use scrunched paper/kitchen roll tubes as a base and build from there, you could have it as an ongoing rainy day activity.

Fabric pens on old t-shirts

Is you mn local up to date with days out or whats going on??

Pick your own, do you have one nearby.

Go to a woodland and collect lots of dry leaves for a collage, this may be for 1/2 term as leaves will be coming down by then.

A small pot of quick growing lettuce cut and come again.

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