Age Group: 3-4 Years

Fairy homes and secret gardens

Fairies and secret gardens are magic! There’s magic in the very idea that fairies might be living at your place! Your child’s imagination can come to life as they build a special home for the fairies. They will also develop care and empathy as they create a home for someone else.  What do I need? …

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Don’t stop the music

Children learn about rhythm and other aspects of music by experiencing different musical styles. They learn how music makes them feel and how to express these feelings. Listening to live music teaches children about being part of an audience.   What do I need? Music – from the radio, your music collection, online or a live …

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Create abstract art

Allow your child to be an artist for the day! They can create abstract art (where the subjects are not ‘realistic) with some basic materials. As they do, they can explore and discover colour, develop their coordination, and strengthen their hand and finger muscles. Tip: Keep a sponge ready for any spills. Food dye can …

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Clever cubbies

Building cubbies is a fun thing to do! It provides an opportunity for children to plan, create, discuss and problem solve. They can use anything, build nearly anywhere and then have a wonderful time “living” in them. What do I need? Furniture Bedsheets Blankets Pillows Pencil and paper  How do I do it? Talk to …

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Build an animal kingdom

It’s fun helping your child build a special place for their toy animals – with ja few simple things from the house and garden. They can use their imagination to create stories about their animal kingdom!  What do I need? Toy animals – farm animals, zoo animals, small dolls and dinosaurs – whatever you have …

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Build a city

Imagine creating a whole city – with buildings, roads and cars. This activity can have your child engaged for hours! As they make things, they can test ideas and practise new drawing skills. When they are playing, they can make up stories, developing the language to talk about their creation.  What do I need? Cardboard …

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Bucket golf tournament

It’s tournament time! By creating their own ‘golf’ course, your child will learn to plan and design in a creative way. As they complete their course, they will develop their throwing accuracy. They can try to beat their own score or play against others.  What do I need? Containers, such as buckets or baskets Small …

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Becoming a butterfly

Let your child take flight as they discover  how caterpillars change into butterflies. This game helps your child develop their balance, as well as their awareness of their head and body. Note – this game won’t suit every child. If they are uncomfortable being rolled up in the blanket, you could be the one to …

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Balloon volleyball

Indoor sports can be great – especially on wet and cold days. Keep your child active, with this fun activity. Balloon volleyball gets your children moving, developing their gross motor skills as they follow and tap the balloon. They also learn to persist and problem-solve in this game. What do I need? Balloon (and some …

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Water xylophone

Create a clever instrument at home. This is simple but fun and your child can make some great sounds. When they listen, they can notice the different sounds and start to make musical tunes.  What you’ll need: Glass bottles, jars or glasses (same size is best but not necessary) Water Pencil, stick or chopstick Food …

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