Things to do with your child

A list of inexpensive and easy activities you can do with your children.

We have some great ideas from our children's services across the UK for you to do with your little ones. They are lots of fun to do and they'll also help with your children's development.

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Bring a story to life

There are lots of fun ways you can bring stories to life for children, including masks, collages and role play.

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Den building

Den-building came out top of the list when we asked children what they'd like to do with the extra hour of play.

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Family sports day

Why not turn your garden or a section of the local park into your very own sporting arena and stage your own Olympics.

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Clock pizza

Like cooking? This is a great activity for teaching children how to tell the time and getting them to eat vegetables.

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Messy play

All children learn through play, and messy play is an excellent way for children to explore the world around them.

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Music mayhem

Children love to make noise and express themselves through music. Encourage them to make their own musical instruments.

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Junk modelling

Before you start your junk modelling make sure you have lots of PVA glue, sticky tape and all the 'junk' you can find.

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The great outdoors

Get active outdoors. From nature trails to foraging, jumping in puddles to walking the dog; children love to explore.

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Fun with science!

Wow your kids with these simple but fun scientific experiments including how to make your own baking soda volcano.

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