Isolation ideas2020-05-05T13:21:58+00:00

Sticky Fingers and OASTies Isolation activities

With the current situations we are all facing in our home and work life here at Sticky Fingers we thought we would put together a few simple ideas to keep your child’s keystage goals on track

Bubble Wands

You will need:
Pipe cleaners
Beads
Cookie or play-doh cutters

The pipe cleaner is the handle of the bubble wand. You can attach beads to the pipe cleaner, a cutter to the end to blow bubbles out of or make a circle out of the pipe cleaner.

Bubble-tastic!!

Seed bombs

You will need:
Seeds
Paper (any scraps, newspaper or coloured)
Silicone mould
Blender

Tear the paper into small pieces and soak in water overnight.
When it resembles a thick soup you can squash down any bigger pieces with your hands. Then place in a blender for 15-30 seconds on high speed until it is smooth. Pour onto some kitchen roll or sieve to soak any excess water.
Using the silicone mould you can line the shapes with paper and add the seeds, placing paper on the top of the seeds.
Or you can squish the paper and seeds up together and push into the mould.
Leave to dry and then they are ready to use.

Have Fun!!

Watermelon Ice

Ingredients:
1x lime zest
1x lime squeezed
1 kg of watermelon ( about half a watermelon)
Mixed together in a blender and place in a freezable container for 6 hours. Take out the freezer every 2 hours and stir.

Enjoy!

Keeping your little ones safe from accidents in the home during COVID-19

A very useful pdf of tips for home safety during this difficult time from East Sussex County Council

CBeebies |  Grown ups | Things to do indoors with your children

It can be tricky to find things to do that can hold the attention of the older ones, while being easy enough for younger ones to join in too, but check out our fun tips below to keep them all entertained. Please click here or on the picture to go to the website

Bedtime Storytime

Nothing better at the end of the day…

In the Garden

  • Look for mini beasts
  • Do some digging
  • Plant some seeds
  • Blow some bubbles
  • Make a den
  • Mud pies!!
  • Chalking on the shed/path/patio

Above all have fun!

Indoors:

  • Quiet time – reading stories together
  • Not so quiet time – making music with pots and pans!
  • Hoovering
  • Creative – Painting, shaving foam, make playdoh (if you need recipe let us know)
  • Lots of bubbles and fun at bath time
  • Potty training

Hopefully this will give you some ideas for keeping busy and active whilst promoting development. If you have any ideas for other activities then please share them with us on childcare@uplandscc.com and we will add them to this page.

Please all take care and stay safe through this difficult time and hopefully we will all be together again sonn xx