60 Activities to do With Your Child

  1. Craft a story together.
  2. Make an obstacle course.

  3. Bake together.
  4. Fold paper, or fabric.
  5. Play a rhyming game.
  6. Build a house of plastic cups.
  7. Play dress-up.
  8. Make a path of pillows or towels to use as stepping stones.
  9. Make a book.
  • Play I Spy with colours.
  • Play Simon Says with the whole family.
  • Make a large box into a playhouse, car, train or spaceship
  • Complete a connect-the-dots picture.
  • Make musical instruments using kitchen utensils.
  • Jump rope or hula-hoop.
  • Make a cereal or pasta necklace.
  • Collect twigs and leaves from a local walk - make a picture using these.
  • Do a puzzle.
  • Play Hide and Seek.
  • Build a city out of toys / lego.
  • Make a tea party.
  • Play snap or pairs.
  • Build a den with a blanket, some pillows and durable furniture.
  • Make a sock puppet.
  • Play catch with a balloon.
  • Practise tumbling and rolling.

  • Challenge your child to identify items by smell.
  • Pretend to go on a safari (or a bear hunt).
  • Play hopscotch.
  • Build a dollhouse out of shoeboxes.
  • Play charades together.
  • Create a collage from old magazines.
  • Pop balloons with your body.
  • Sort and name coins.
  • Make a car wash for riding toys.
  • Plant a seed and watch it grow.
  • Sort things by colours and sizes
  • Create a spider web with glue-coated spaghetti.
  • Make masks out of paper/card and decorate them.
  • Play Follow the Leader.
  • Make a volcano out of baking powder, vinegar and red food colouring.
  • Use different objects (like a wire coat hanger) to make soap bubbles.
  • Play "What Time Is It, Mr. Wolf?"
  • Let your child "read" you a storybook by looking at the pictures.
  • Play face paints
  • Make hand shadows.
  • Exercise with a yoga video together.
  • Play a simple version of Pictionary.
  • Make your own play dough - recipes available online.

  • Keep a balloon in the air as long as possible.
  • Play hide and seek with an object using 'Hot' and 'Cold'
  • Cut snowflakes from folded paper and decorate them.
  • Play a matching game with photos of family members.
  • Call out words and challenge your child to think of rhymes for each one.
  • Let your child scrub carrots or potatoes for dinner.
  • Use cooking tools to play with water.
  • Copy each other's rhythms on a toy drum.
  • Tilt a baking sheet on a stack of books to make a slide for toy cars.
  • Make salt patterns with your fingers on a table top.
  • Make fruit kebabs.