It does not feel like the children have been back at school for two minutes yet we have a half term coming up! Yes, the children have just next week to go and then it is a week off!
I always find the autumn half term a difficult one. The weather is not always great so you cannot guarantee that you will be able to go out or let the child play out in the garden. So it is essential that you have some back up plans and are prepared for days inside.
I have already got some baking activities planned after the twins pointed out a few recipes that they would like to make. But other than that, so far, I have been stuck. Since they started nursery they have wanted more structured activities to do, so when I was asked if I would like to look at some activity booklets that are available online to keep the kids busy I jumped at the chance!
Stuff4Schools have created this fantastic online activity booklet which can be downloaded and enjoyed by all. It is full of fun activities which will keep the children busy on a rainy day
- Colouring by numbers
- Letter matching
- Number colouring
- Letter colouring
- Dot to dot
- Web escape
- Counting fun
These activities will keep children that are both pre school and early school years busy. They are not only fun activities but are also educational in a fun way.
When the twins do colouring or drawing in the lounge they each use a tray to lean on. This gives them their own little area so there is no pushing or arguing and their crayons and pencils stay where they can get them.
They loved completing the activities and each different activity led off to different areas of learning. For example when they were doing the web escape this led to them both singing and doing the actions to "Incy Wincy Spider" and the dot to dot led them to counting and recognising the numbers. This is a great booklet which I will definitely be printing off again for the half term.
So if you are looking for activities that you can download for free,`follow the link above and get this great booklet!
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post. All words, views and opinions are my own and 100% honest.