5 WAYS WITH… WATER

5 ways with… is a series that gives you a whole week of ideas with one resource! This time we’re focusing on water.

5 WAYS WITH… CHALK

5 ways with… is a series that gives you a whole week of ideas with one resource! This time we’re focusing on chalk.

LIGHT PAINTING

Remember writing your name in the air with a sparkler? Same idea! Download a light painting app for your phone (or set a digital SLR camera to have a long exposure) then play around with torches, glow sticks – whatever you have.

5 WAYS WITH… RUBBER BANDS

5 ways with… is a series that gives you a whole week of ideas with one resource! This time we’re focusing on rubber bands.

5 WAYS WITH… POM POMS

5 ways with… is a series that gives you a whole week of ideas with one resource! This time we’re focusing on pom poms.

5 WAYS WITH… CORNFLOUR

5 ways with… is a series that gives you a whole week of ideas with one resource! This time we’re focusing on cornflour.

DOUGH DISCO

You can make dough with flour and water, cornflour and conditioner, or use pre-made dough. Spread it out like a pancake then crank up your favourite tunes – it’s time to make your fingers ‘dance’ in a dough disco!

ICE SURPISE

Take some plastic tubs, food colouring or paint, and a selection of different things to ‘hide’:
ribbons, small plastic toys, leaves and flowers – anything that can be frozen in the coloured water and ‘found’ again as the chunks of ice melt.

MAGIC POTION PICTURES

Children love gathering and mixing all kinds of store cupboard ingredients to make potions. Once their potion is complete, add washing up liquid and paint or food colouring, use a straw to bubble up lots of bubbles, then lay some paper over the top to let the bubbles make a magic potion picture.

MIRROR MIRROR

Sit down with your baby or wee one in front of a mirror so they can see the reflection of their face and yours. Try pulling some funny faces or sing “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” as you touch the different parts of their body.