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Dinosaur dig tuff tray

I love coming up with new activity ideas using dinosaurs, which are my sons favourite toys. The latest tuff tray I tried was a dinosaur dig tray.

What you need to make your Tuff Tray
  • Tuff tray
  • Toy Dinosaurs – smaller ones are better here.
  • Something to cover the dinosaurs with. I personally used old cereal, which I had blended down together after using it
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Combat the Crimbo Limbo lull with 101 pen & paper games

Combat the Crimbo Limbo lull with 101 pen & paper games

The presents have been opened, all the turkey has been eaten and you’ve watched the same five Christmas films on loop since the start of December. The family is getting restless, and your Great Uncle is starting to make comments which at any moment are bound to disrupt the house’s festive cheer.

Don’t fear, the team at the...

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More than half a million children benefitted from healthy food and activities during summer

Over 600,000 children attended free, government-funded Holiday Activities and Food clubs this summer, including over 495,000 eligible for free school meals

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Hundreds of thousands of children from low-income families are benefitting from healthy food and extra-curricular activities, through programmes helping to level up...

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Colour mixing activity

Colour mixing activity

My little girl is learning all about what colours you need to mix to make different colours at the moment, so I thought I would set up a fun painting activity to help her learn.

This activity for kids is super simple and lots of fun for little ones. I got these lovely flower paint pallets , which are perfect as you can put lots of different colours around the...

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Natterhub Launches Natterhub Assignments Integration with Microsoft Teams 

Natterhub, preparing children to thrive online , announced a new capability available in Natterhub for Microsoft Teams. Educators can now assign Natterhub animated lessons and quizzes as part of a class assignment in Teams. This enables a more seamless and engaging experience for educators and students to use Natterhub .

Natterhub has an extensive library of 350+ interactive lessons, quizzes...

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Tech - free Christmas: 5 unique outdoor activities to try at home

Christmas is an exciting time of year for all the family, particularly for children. But although getting presents and spending time together as a family can be exciting, many kids are spending more time on electronic devices than ever before.

A YouGov poll conducted in 2020 found that most children have their own smartphone before they turn 10, even though 50% of Brits surveyed...

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Netflix teams up with Twinkl to help Aardman’s ‘Robin Robin’ take off at home and school this Christmas

Netflix and Twinkl Educational Publishing have partnered together to create exciting new learning materials to use at school and home.

The first of these collaborations will be based on the highly anticipated festive stop-motion musical ‘Robin Robin’ that will be soaring from the screen into the classroom and homes. This is the very first time educational resources will be created for a...

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Half Term and Halloween Fun To Help Kids Learn About Responsible Pet Ownership

To help keep kids entertained during the October half term, Pets at Home has launched a series of new spook-tacular virtual activities on its free My Pet Pals educational activity hub for children and families.

Designed to educate the next generation of pet owners about keeping pets safe, happy and healthy, the latest My Pet Pals series is Halloween-themed, focusing on wonderous rats...

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Fun things to do in the woods with your children

Our local woods is one of my favourite places to take our dog for a walk, but our children can get a bit bored of walking the same loop over and over again! So, I have tried to be a bit more creative to make our time in the woods fun for everyone! I have put together a list of some of the things my children enjoy doing, that I hope you and your children will enjoy doing too.

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COVID’s Lost Generation: 317,000 Children Face Physical and Mental Health Challenges as a Result of Cuts to Grassroots Clubs

New analysis into the impact of COVID-19 on young people has found that 317,000 children in the South West are not currently getting their recommended 60 minutes of exercise per day. This amounts to an incredible 45 percent of all children in the region.

The pandemic has had a significant impact on this number, with fewer children meeting their recommended 60 minutes of daily...