We know that keeping your little ones entertained is vital to your sanity as we all try and get through this period where schools are closed indefinitely. Here are this week’s picks of fun, book-themed activities.
For the 0 – 6 year olds
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been crawling its way into kids’ hearts for 50 years, click here for a craft to make your very own Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Click here to download a recipe to make the Gruffalo Crumble based on the bestselling picture book The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Cooking together is a fun indoor activity to do together, and kids will love helping to make this Gruffalo Crumble.
Giraffes Can’t Dance
The touching story of Gerald, a giraffe who just wants to dance. His long legs and wobbly knees make it hard for him to move like the other animals in the jungle. When he tries to join the Jungle Dance, the other animals laugh at him. After he wanders off, a kindly cricket shares a secret with him: that everyone can dance when they find their music. This story is a beautiful tale of embracing how you are different and having the confidence to do your own thing. Click here to learn how to make a musical shaker using a toilet paper or paper towel tube so you can host your own Jungle Dance.
For the 6 – 12 year olds
Join in on the search for Wally with these fun activity sheets! This download includes colouring sheets, word puzzles and a maze activity.
Join Olaf, Anna and Elsa on an adventure with this Frozen activity pack. It includes writing in speech bubbles for Olaf, matching dress patterns for Anna and Elsa, an Olaf connect-the-dots activity and finally a colouring in sheet of Elsa’s coronation dress.
Puffin Activity Pack
Kids can invent new sweets with Willy Wonka, join the Deepdean Detective Society and dress up as Greg Heffley in this new printable activity pack! Click here to download and enjoy.