54 Things to do at Home

  1.  Make a mud pie

    3 Cups Flour
    1 Cup Cocoa Power
    1 Cup Brown Sugar
    1 Cup White Sugar
    3 Cups Water

  2.  Fly a kite
  3.  Make a sensory basket to explore textures, sounds and tastes
  4.  Make marks (with crayons, pens, paints)
  5.  Play with sand
  6.  Enjoy nursery rhymes together
  7.  Make music
  8.  Blow bubbles
  9.  Explore bugs and mini beasts
  10.  Share books
  11.  Explore connections, fastenings and links
  12. Play with shaving foam… SPLAT!
  13. Try shouting and whispering
  14. Look at the stars and moon
  15. Dress up
  16. Sing songs
  17. Make potions
  18. Dance
  19. Plant and grow seeds
  20. Make big artwork outside with water, chalks or paints
  21. Make each other laugh
  22. Collect treasures
  23. Build a tall tower
  24. Hop, skip and jump
  25. Junk modelling
  26. Play with water
  27. Play a board game/turn taking game
  28. Make gloop

    You need:
    2 cups of cornflour
    1 cup of water
    Food Colouring
    A large container or bowl

    Put all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix together

  29. Splash in puddles
  30. Have a teddy bear’s picnic
  31. Make a big pile of leaves in the garden and jump in them
  32. Play peek a boo and hide-and-seek
  33. Make a den
  34. Paint with your feet
  35. Ride a bike
  36. Make a card for someone special
  37. Practice using scissors and knives to cut playdough/ spaghetti
  38. Make sensory glitter bottles
  39. Learn some sign language
  40. Help to make your own dinner
  41. Make pancakes

    You need:

    100g plain flour
    2 large eggs
    300ml milk
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil


    Put 100g plain flour, 2 large eggs, 300ml milk, 1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl or large jug, then whisk to a smooth batter.
    Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away.
    Set a medium frying pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper.
    When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low oven as you go.

  42. Make your own play dough

    Option 1
    You need:

    2 cups plain flour
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil (baby oil and coconut oil work too)
    1/2 cup salt
    2 tablespoons cream of tartar
    1 to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
    food colouring(optional)


    Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
    Add food colouring to the boiling water then into the dry ingredients
    Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
    Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. *This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
    If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right

    Option 2
    You need: 

    1 cup Flour
    1/4  cup of Salt
    1 tea spoon Vegetable oil
    Food colouring
    Scent ( if you want it to smell nice)


    Place the flour and salt in a bowl
    In another bowl mix water and food colouring
    Mix the 2 bowls together and stir well, keep adding flour if it gets too sticky
    Add vegetable oil at the end and store it in a container.
    Just a note this play dough recipe can last for a few weeks.

  43. Freeze paint in ice cube trays to paint with
  44. Make moon sand

    4 cups play sand
    2 cup corn flour
    1 cup water
    2 tbsp coloured powder paint (optional)
    huge sprinkling of glitter (optional)

  45. Play word-games like eye-spy
  46. Fold a paper plane


  47. Bake a cake
  48. Create natural art with stones, twigs, shells and grass
  49. Lie in the garden and see what’s in the sky
  50. Take a selfie
  51. Sock bubble snake
  52. Complete a puzzle/jigsaw
  53. Write a letter to your future self

    Answer a couple of questions and then write a letter to your future self.

    In one year you will receive an email with your letter. This will give you a chance to remember what you did and how you felt during this time.


  54. Photo challenge

    Can you take a picture of something in your house, some ideas could include:

    A picture of the weirdest thing in your house
    A picture of your favourite item
    A picture of something that makes you happy
    A picture of everyone in your house
    A picture of your favourite meal

    The list is endless


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student matters!