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Seasonal Activities

Keep your toddlers and preschoolers busy throughout the year with these fun seasonal kids activities. Lots of ideas and cool things to make and do during each season.

Have a go at some of these ideas at home - Spring activities, Summer activities, Autumn activities & Winter activities

We have kids activity ideas for the Christmas holidays, Halloween, Valentine's Day and Easter covered too!

 
Painting with water

Painting with water

Toddlers and preschoolers love painting with water! A fun and simple outdoor water play activity that’s quick, easy and cheap to set up at home. It provides hours of imaginative play and helps your toddler or preschooler to build their creativity.
6 Autumn foraging activities for toddlers & preschoolers

6 Autumn foraging activities for toddlers & preschoolers

Autumn foraging activities are lots of fun for toddlers and preschoolers. They provide a great opportunity for them to get outside in the garden or local park, foraging for autumn leaves and twigs that have fallen to the ground. Autumn foraging activities also help to teach young children about the wonders of the seasons and to incorporate natural foliage into their arts and crafts and play.
Make your own autumn trees

Make your own autumn trees

Have a go at making your own autumn trees with the kids. In autumn, leaves on the trees are at their most vibrant. They start to change colour and fall and are perfect for using in this easy activity.
Make your own autumn tree decorations

Make your own autumn tree decorations

Hunting and foraging is a great fun autumn activity. The kids will love being outside and collecting all sorts of treasures. It also helps teach them about seasonal changes and to enjoy the different types of nature that surrounds them.
Make your own autumn leaf monsters

Make your own autumn leaf monsters

Collect up some fallen autumn leaves, take them home and make your own autumn leaf monsters with the kids. Autumn is a great time to wrap up warm and get outside with your little ones.
Rainy day fun

Rainy day fun

Being stuck inside with young children on cold wet days is hard on both children and parents. There are many fun educational things that you can do that use everyday materials you have around the house at very little cost.
Make your own snow paint

Make your own snow paint

Make your own snow paint at home with the kids. Such a fun winter activity for toddlers and preschoolers that you can do inside when it's wet and cold. An easy paint recipe you can adapt for all sorts of snow and winter creations.
15 Fun winter activities

15 Fun winter activities

Just because it’s cold and wet outside, doesn’t mean kids can’t have fun during winter. Here are 15 fun winter activities that will keep your toddler and preschooler entertained during the colder months.
Make your own snow play dough

Make your own snow play dough

Playing with snow play dough is great fun for kids all year round, not just in winter. All you need for this recipe is just 2 basic ingredients! Have a go at this super easy snow play dough recipe.
Benefits of swimming in winter for young kids

Benefits of swimming in winter for young kids

Parents often withdraw their kids from swimming classes in winter as a ‘precautionary measure’ each year as the temperature drops. When they return to swimming later in the year, not only have they missed out on the many benefits of swimming, they find that their kids still caught all the colds that went around. Check out these tips and keep your kids swimming throughout winter.
Make your own erupting snow

Make your own erupting snow

Erupting snow is a simple sensory and messy play activity you can make at home. It's easy to set up using basic household ingredients and will keep your kids entertained for ages. The snow is soft and powdery and even feels cool to the touch. It’s just like playing with real snow, but without the frostbite!
Create your own Christmas tree decoration tradition

Create your own Christmas tree decoration tradition

This is an easy and fun Christmas tradition to start for your kids whilst they're still young using either store-bought or handmade Christmas tree decorations.
Make your own fingerprint Christmas cards

Make your own fingerprint Christmas cards

Make your own fingerprint Christmas cards this year with the kids. They're fun and simple to do at home, plus friends and family will love the personal touch of your little one’s fingerprints. Find out how to make both fingerprint Christmas lights cards and fingerprint Christmas tree cards with these easy instructions.
Christmas watermelon lollipops

Christmas watermelon lollipops

Follow this easy recipe and make your own Christmas watermelon ice blocks for the kids. They make a fun healthy snack idea in the lead up to Christmas and over summer.
Kids Christmas food allergies

Kids Christmas food allergies

Is your little one prone to food allergies or food intolerances or do they have a friend who is? At Christmas time with the never-ending series of lunches, dinners and distractions, it can be hard to keep an eye on what toddlers and preschoolers are eating. Check out these helpful tips on foods you might like to avoid.
Make you own popsicle Christmas tree

Make you own popsicle Christmas tree

Be creative and have a go at your own Christmas decorations with the kids. This Popsicle Christmas Tree is easy to make and will look good on your family tree. All you need are ice block sticks, glue and collage materials.
Gingerbread Christmas trees

Gingerbread Christmas trees

Use this gingerbread recipe to create your own festive gingerbread Christmas trees. These Christmas treats are easy to make and decorate and will be loved by the whole family.
Christmas gift ideas for 0-5 year olds

Christmas gift ideas for 0-5 year olds

Have you ever bought a gift for your baby, toddler or preschooler and realised that it was not suited to their age? Are you not sure what to buy for them this Christmas or do you want to buy something that is not only fun, but is also educational? Here are some Christmas gift ideas that will suit your child’s age, hold their interest and encourage learning through play.
Kids Christmas birthdays

Kids Christmas birthdays

If your kids were born around Christmas time how do you ensure that their birthday party in December or early January isn’t overshadowed by the Christmas holidays? Here are 4 ideas on celebrating your kids Christmas birthday during the festive season.
Santa's beard advent calendar

Santa's beard advent calendar

Make your own cheap and fun Santa's beard advent calendar for the kids and pin it to the fridge! A quick and easy way for them to count down the days til Christmas Day.
Festive strawberry Santas

Festive strawberry Santas

Kids will love these strawberry Santas. They look almost too good to eat! Follow this easy recipe and make your own festive strawberry Santas for Christmas this year.
Easy mini Christmas mince pies

Easy mini Christmas mince pies

Love fruit mince pies for Christmas? Have a go at this recipe for mini Christmas mince pies. They’re super easy to make (even for non-bakers!) and their mini size is just right for young kids too.
Gifts for your baby’s first Christmas

Gifts for your baby’s first Christmas

It may be re-assuring for those with new babies to hear that when it comes to your baby’s first Christmas, expensive gifts are not necessary! Many parents feel the pressure to buy the latest and most costly toys, but with everyone managing tighter budgets these days, parents are looking for cheaper alternatives.
Make your own magical reindeer dust

Make your own magical reindeer dust

The kids will have lots of fun making this magical reindeer dust to help guide Santa to your house on Christmas Eve. It's a tradition you can share with the whole family each year. Reindeer dust is made from a combination of glitter and oats. The glitter is to help guide the reindeers to your house, whilst the oats will help feed the reindeers when Santa is busy filling up all the stockings.

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