Here are this week’s picks of fun, book-themed activities to keep your children busy over this period. We hope that not only will it keep them entertained but also provide a great incentive for them to jump off the couch.
For the 0 – 6 year olds
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
A popular children’s book that is loved by all. Click here to download an activity sheet to have your very own bear hunt. Cut out the bear, hide it in your home for brave hunters and bear lovers to find.
Dr. Seuss’s ABC Book
Arguably one of the most entertaining alphabet books ever written. Here is an activity to introduce very young children to the concept of alphabets in a very literal way. All you will need is shaving cream, click here to see the activity.
Spinderella the spider has a passion for football! She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn’t know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse she can’t count the goals. Click here to learn how to make your own paper plate spiders. They are so simple to make and your children will love them. Whilst busy with the activity, encourage them to count the number of legs and eyes that a spider has.
For the 6 – 12 year olds
The Treehouse Series
Andy and Terry live in a 117-storey treehouse. It used to be a 104-storey treehouse, but it just keeps growing! Click here to join in on the treehouse fun with this activity pack that includes games galore, a guide on how to design your own treehouse level and jokes that will have everyone in stitches written by Andy’s Jokemaster 2000 joke-writing pencil.
Yanga is the 3 Tins champion in his community. His life changes when his 3 Tins skills are channelled into cricket. Click here to download a Yes Yanga! spot the difference activity sheet of Yanga and his winning team.
Easter activities for all ages!
50 EGGstra Fun Easter Activities for Kids
We all need some prep time for Easter (it’s next weekend!). Click here for 50 ideas for fun ways to occupy your children in the coming week – save the ones that require you to leave home as inspiration for a later time, or improvise ways to do the activities in your own home or garden (we like the idea of a stuffed animal petting zoo).