Nursery resources

Possible activities for at home...

  • Look at photographs of your child as a newborn and toddler and talk about how they have changed.
  • Give your child the opportunity to count out objects up to 5.  If they are ready show them the numerals 1-5.  Can they match 1 object to numeral 1 etc?  At Nursery they have been doing this with numbered plant pots and ‘magic beans’.  To extend their learning add one more object and talk about how the number of objects has changed.  When ready take away one and talk about how the quantity has changed.
  • Create a shopping list and show your child how you write one item at a time.
  • Research dinosaur facts!
  • Use the following website for Easter activity ideas:
  • Practise top to bottom lines and anti-clockwise circles in ‘scrimbling’ ingredients.  This could be in porridge oats or sensitive shaving foam for example.
  • Above activity with chalks or paintbrushes in water on the ground.
  • If your child is ready practise name writing focusing on correct letter formation.
  • Practise riding a bike or scooter and get some fresh air!
  • Practise cutting skills.  Make sure you have child friendly scissors and arts and craft materials for them to create simple collages.
  • Share books with your children daily.
  • Play turn-taking games such as snakes and ladders.
  • Create a teddy bear’s picnic and ask your child to give each teddy a plate, and cutlery etc.  Then enjoy having a teddy bear’s picnic together.
  • Bake cakes or biscuits!  Ensure you have the ingredients in the cupboard.
  • Plant seeds in the garden or pots.  Ensure you have the equipment ready!
  • Easy play-dough recipe:

You need to make sure you have the ingredients ready in the cupboard!  Your child will love making it too.

Makes 1 coloured ball

You will need

  •          8 tbsp plain flour
  •          2 tbsp table salt
  •          60ml warm water
  •          food colouring
  •          1 tbsp vegetable oil

1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.

2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.

3. Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.

4. Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh.