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Play In Nature Ideas for Children: Scavenger Hunt

An outdoor scavenger hunt is one of the many ways your children can play in nature, get fresh air and…

How can nature help your child’s development?

Here, Family Action Early Years Manager shares three key ways playing in nature can support your child’s development. Find out…

Family Action Play Activity – Food

Fill your bellies and your day with this handy guide showing you how to involve food in your child’s play.…

Mud and Sand Ideas for Children: Digging with Tools and Toys

You can play with mud and sand as a digging activity. We’re sharing tips on digging with toys and tools…

Mud and Sand Ideas for Children: Outdoor Kitchen

You can play with mud and sand as a kind of mock kitchen. Watch our video for tips on setting…

3 ways playing with mud and sand helps your child’s development

Did you know that playing with mud and sand has huge benefits for your child’s development? Here Family Action Early…

Junk Modelling Ideas for Children: Painting

Junk modelling is the process of creating arts and crafts out of recyclable household materials. It is a great way…

Junk Modelling Ideas for Children: Creating Structures

Junk modelling is the process of creating arts and crafts out of recyclable household materials. It is a great way…

3 ways junk modelling supports child development

Family Action Early Years Manager shares three key ways junk modelling can help your child’s development. Find out more about Creating…

New play-based learning activities for a summer of happy family memories

We’ve put together a range of practical play-based learning activities for 0–5-year-olds that are approved by our experts, and are…

Family play activity – junk modelling

Sometimes you can build a compelling day of play around what we usually throw away. Find out more about junk…

Family play activity – modelling dough

This simple guide provides you a bunch of handy tips designed to get you rolling up your sleeves and getting…

Family play activity – water play

Build a day of wonderous water play using this handy guide full of useful tips. What is it? Available to…

Family Play Activity – Nature

This handy guide is packed full of simple tips to make the most of a play session in nature. What…

Family play activity – mud and sand

This quick guide gives you all the information you need to build a day of messy, and glorious, play using…