Activity Ideas During School Closure - Archive

This page stores older closure activity documents as there is a practical limit to the number we can store on one page. More recent activities can be found on our School Closure Activities page.

Cognition and Learning (33 Items)

Jack and the Beanstalk – Creative Ideas

Jack and the Beanstalk – Creative Ideas : Lots of art and ‘doing’ ideas to support learning with links to Jack and the Beanstalk

Lots of art and ‘doing’ ideas to support learning with links to Jack and the Beanstalk

Scratch Paper

Scratch Paper: Create your own scratch paper from wax crayons

Create your own scratch paper from wax crayons

Making Ice Cream Using An Ice Cream Maker

Making Ice Cream Using An Ice Cream Maker : Use an ice cream maker to create yummy ice cream

Use an ice cream maker to create yummy ice cream

Grow Your Own Beanstalk

Grow Your Own Beanstalk : Grow a Beanstalk in a jar

Grow a Beanstalk in a jar

2 Coin Price Matching

2 Coin Price Matching: Match the priced objects to the corresponding coins by drawing a line

Match the priced objects to the corresponding coins by drawing a line

2 Coin Price Matching to Wallet

2 Coin Price Matching to Wallet: Match the priced objects to the corresponding coins by drawing a line

Match the priced objects to the corresponding coins by drawing a line

Match Prices To Coins

Match Prices To Coins: Match the priced objects to the corresponding coins by drawing a line

Match the priced objects to the corresponding coins by drawing a line

Match Prices To Purses

Match Prices To Purses: Match the priced objects to the corresponding coins by drawing a line

Match the priced objects to the corresponding coins by drawing a line

Jack and the Beanstalk Parachute

Jack and the Beanstalk Parachute: Help rescue Jack and make a parachute; problem solving

Help rescue Jack and make a parachute; problem solving

Playdough Leaf Printing

Playdough Leaf Printing : Create leaf prints by pressing and rolling leaves into dough

Create leaf prints by pressing and rolling leaves into dough

Banana Milkshake

Banana Milkshake : Use a whisk to make a banana milkshake

Use a whisk to make a banana milkshake

Balloon Fun

Balloon Fun: Activities to develop anticipation using balloons and bubbles

Activities to develop anticipation using balloons and bubbles

Pop and Floss

Pop and Floss: Pop that popcorn and create your own candy floss pictures

Pop that popcorn and create your own candy floss pictures

Science – Indicator Painting

Science – Indicator Painting: Create your own paint through boiling vegetables

Create your own paint through boiling vegetables

Time Capsule

Time Capsule: There are two options to create different time capsules. From sensory pictures to using the symbol based PDF.

There are two options to create different time capsules. From sensory pictures to using the symbol based PDF.

The Activity Book

The Activity Book	: Provided by TTS there are activities and ideas for shape, number formation and super science.

Provided by TTS there are activities and ideas for shape, number formation and super science.

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

Goldilocks and The Three Bears: Oaty Cooking Cross curricular activities to support the story including porridge and flapjack

Oaty Cooking Cross curricular activities to support the story including porridge and flapjack

I can use cause and effect – iPad and Switch Work

I can use cause and effect – iPad and Switch Work: Develop an understand of action and consequences

Develop an understand of action and consequences

Ideas to develop pattern and shape

Ideas to develop pattern and shape: Use objects that you find around your home to develop the idea of pattern and shape.

Use objects that you find around your home to develop the idea of pattern and shape.

Spring into Spring

Spring into Spring: A whole host of practical ideas to explore spring from listening and looking for birds to creating your own sensory picture.

A whole host of practical ideas to explore spring from listening and looking for birds to creating your own sensory picture.

Make and Use Your Own Homemade Sensory Skittles

Make and Use Your Own Homemade Sensory Skittles: Use different objects in the bottles so that they create different sounds and practice adding them up.

Use different objects in the bottles so that they create different sounds and practice adding them up.

Guernsey Gache Cake

Guernsey Gache Cake: Guernsey Gache (pronounced Gosh) is one of Guernsey’s definitive delicacies. It’s a special bread made with raisins/sultanas and mixed peel. In Guerne?siais, ga?che means cake, however it’s more like a fruit bread than a cake.

Guernsey Gache (pronounced Gosh) is one of Guernsey’s definitive delicacies. It’s a special bread made with raisins/sultanas and mixed peel. In Guerne?siais, ga?che means cake, however it’s more like a fruit bread than a cake.

Create Your Own Lava Lamp

Create Your Own Lava Lamp: Use a vitamin C tablet and watch your lava lamp move

Use a vitamin C tablet and watch your lava lamp move

Ice Cream Recipe

Ice Cream Recipe: Measure out those ingredients and watch what happens!

Measure out those ingredients and watch what happens!

Pencil Control Activities

Pencil Control Activities: Learn to count with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Learn to count with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Make Your Own Body Scrubs

Make Your Own Body Scrubs : Make your own body scrubs using items from around the home. Enjoy the smells and textures as well as practicing measuring and combining.

Make your own body scrubs using items from around the home. Enjoy the smells and textures as well as practicing measuring and combining.

Outdoor Maths

Outdoor Maths: Have a counting challenge on your daily walk

Have a counting challenge on your daily walk

Goldilocks and The Three Bears - Oaty Play

Goldilocks and The Three Bears - Oaty Play: Cross curricular activities to support the story includes making oaty dough and adding essential oils

Cross curricular activities to support the story includes making oaty dough and adding essential oils

Counting Activities

Some fun activities to help with pencil control.

Some fun activities to help with pencil control.

Bletchley Park VE Day Pack

Bletchley Park VE Day Pack: At The Redway we were planning to celebrate VE Day in style. Here are some nice activities that you could try at home.

At The Redway we were planning to celebrate VE Day in style. Here are some nice activities that you could try at home.

I Can Make Playdough

I Can Make Playdough: Experience using measure

Experience using measure

St. Georges Day

St. Georges Day: Learn about St George

Learn about St George

Superhero Play Ideas

Superhero Play Ideas: Enjoy these creative activities with your child as you explore the amazing world of superheroes

Enjoy these creative activities with your child as you explore the amazing world of superheroes

Communication and Interaction (24 Items)

Jack and the Beanstalk Sensory Story

Jack and the Beanstalk Sensory Story: A sensory version of Jack and the Beanstalk

A sensory version of Jack and the Beanstalk

Sheldon Snail Sunbathing Session

Sheldon Snail Sunbathing Session: An interactive story about Sheldon the Snail

An interactive story about Sheldon the Snail

Touch Action TAC PAC

Touch Action TAC PAC: A TAC PAC that uses different type of touch e.g. tapping, squeezing or stroking to music.

A TAC PAC that uses different type of touch e.g. tapping, squeezing or stroking to music.

Action Songs

Action Songs: Provided by Ruth Jay, a lovely session that includes action songs, interaction and sensory input

Provided by Ruth Jay, a lovely session that includes action songs, interaction and sensory input

The Listening Walk

The Listening Walk: A resource that encourage children to stop and listen to the sounds around them.

A resource that encourage children to stop and listen to the sounds around them.

Communication Grid – Dolly

Communication Grid – Dolly : Useful resources supporting the pupils to develop their communication in play using visual support

Useful resources supporting the pupils to develop their communication in play using visual support

Midsummer Eve Sensory Story

Midsummer Eve Sensory Story: Experience the summer through your senses

Experience the summer through your senses

Homemade Paint and Mark Making

Homemade Paint and Mark Making: Use yoghurt and food colouring to make your own ‘paint’. Practice making different marks.

Use yoghurt and food colouring to make your own ‘paint’. Practice making different marks.

Ideas for Den Building

Ideas for Den Building  : Develop communication and interaction through this fun den building activity

Develop communication and interaction through this fun den building activity

What is Summer

What is Summer : All the different things we see, smell, touch and hear in the summer

All the different things we see, smell, touch and hear in the summer

A Squash and a Squeeze Story

A Squash and a Squeeze Story : She is full of frolics and fiddle-de-dees, share a squash and a squeeze

She is full of frolics and fiddle-de-dees, share a squash and a squeeze

Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Sensory Story 2

Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Sensory Story 2: An ideal sensory story for those who use switches

An ideal sensory story for those who use switches

The Three Little Pigs Sequencing

The Three Little Pigs Sequencing: Head over to the video library to see Crina sign and read the Three Little Pigs and then use these pictures to sequence the story.

Head over to the video library to see Crina sign and read the Three Little Pigs and then use these pictures to sequence the story.

I Can Take Turns

I Can Make A Home Band

I Can Identify Letter Sounds

About Me

About Me: A symbol book where pupils can practice recording information about themselves

A symbol book where pupils can practice recording information about themselves

About Me Worksheet from Chatterbox

About Me Worksheet from Chatterbox : An outline provided by Chatterbox to create a book about yourself

An outline provided by Chatterbox to create a book about yourself

Rustle Rustle Sound Bottle

Rustle Rustle Sound Bottle: As part of developing environmental sounds, create your own rustly sensory bottle

As part of developing environmental sounds, create your own rustly sensory bottle

Splashy Sound Sensory Bottle

Splashy Sound Sensory Bottle: As part of developing environmental sounds, create your own rustly sensory bottle

As part of developing environmental sounds, create your own rustly sensory bottle

Handwriting Practice Sheet

Handwriting Practice Sheet: Handwriting sheet to practice patterns, capital A and B and the number 2

Handwriting sheet to practice patterns, capital A and B and the number 2

Get Out The Wagon

Get Out The Wagon: Encourage your child to listen to different words and recognise if they rhyme

Encourage your child to listen to different words and recognise if they rhyme

Monkey and Syllables

Monkey and Syllables: Help the monkeys to count the syllables and sort into the corresponding pile; an excellent phonics activity

Help the monkeys to count the syllables and sort into the corresponding pile; an excellent phonics activity

I Can Read And/Or Share A Story

I Can Read And/Or Share A Story: Respond to a story or stimuli, repeat repetitive phrases and predict what is going to happen next.

Respond to a story or stimuli, repeat repetitive phrases and predict what is going to happen next.

Emotional Wellbeing and Keeping Healthy and Safe (4 Items)

Courgette Muffins

Courgette Muffins: Use this recipe to practice skills around how to be safe in the kitchen e.g. using a grater, being careful of hot trays, how to wash crockery safely.

Use this recipe to practice skills around how to be safe in the kitchen e.g. using a grater, being careful of hot trays, how to wash crockery safely.

Happiness June Calendar

Happiness June Calendar: A Calendar to give daily tips for Mindfulness to do together

A Calendar to give daily tips for Mindfulness to do together

Mini-Beasts Large Hunt

Mini-Beasts Large Hunt: Go out looking for Mini Beasts with a family member

Go out looking for Mini Beasts with a family member

Handprint Firefighters

Handprint Firefighters: Celebrate the people who help us by making these hand print firemen.

Celebrate the people who help us by making these hand print firemen.

Sensory and Physical Needs (16 Items)

Bowling Fun

Bowling Fun: Create some sensory bowling bottles

Create some sensory bowling bottles

Rainbow Challenges for Sports Week

Rainbow Challenges for Sports Week : Redway alternative sports day

Redway alternative sports day

Creating A Sensory Rainbow Using Different Materials

Creating A Sensory Rainbow Using Different Materials: Use different textures and colours to make a sensory rainbow.

Use different textures and colours to make a sensory rainbow.

Enjoy The Outdoors Following Government Outlines

Enjoy The Outdoors Following Government Outlines: From enjoying the sun on your face to following a treasure map can you enjoy the great outdoors.

From enjoying the sun on your face to following a treasure map can you enjoy the great outdoors.

Nature Trail

Nature Trail: Develop your child’s listen and looking skills.

Develop your child’s listen and looking skills.

Special Yoga Special Yoga: This link takes you to free special yoga videos. Click on the 'visit' button to visit the page
This link takes you to free special yoga videos. Click on the 'visit' button to visit the page
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Three Little Pigs Muddy Sensory Tray

Three Little Pigs Muddy Sensory Tray: Stimulate the senses with mud themed sensory trays and exercises. A explorative session that can be accessed and fun for all.

Stimulate the senses with mud themed sensory trays and exercises. A explorative session that can be accessed and fun for all.

I Show An Awareness Of My Body

I Show An Awareness Of My Body: Observe self in mirrors, name body parts, and anticipate familiar care routines.

Observe self in mirrors, name body parts, and anticipate familiar care routines.

Make An Ice Balloon

Make An Ice Balloon: A fun sensory activity to create different coloured ice.

A fun sensory activity to create different coloured ice.

Massage Stories

Massage Stories: A compilation of massage stories used across school.

A compilation of massage stories used across school.

Sensory Recipes

Sensory Recipes: A huge and exciting list of safe sensory recipes e.g. edible paint, and different types of playdough

A huge and exciting list of safe sensory recipes e.g. edible paint, and different types of playdough

Activity Recording Sheet – Summit Training

Activity Recording Sheet – Summit Training: A recording sheet provided by Verity that accompanies the training video QR codes

A recording sheet provided by Verity that accompanies the training video QR codes

Fabric Rainbow

Fabric Rainbow: Create a bright colourful rainbow and display it in your window.

Create a bright colourful rainbow and display it in your window.

I can respond, explore and describe different textures

I can respond, explore and describe different textures: Through a range of activities such as massage, TAC PAC or cooking respond to different textures.

Through a range of activities such as massage, TAC PAC or cooking respond to different textures.

Jello-o soap foam

Jello-o soap foam : Use water, dish soap, gelatine, colourings and scents to create this jello-o soap foam

Use water, dish soap, gelatine, colourings and scents to create this jello-o soap foam

Book - using my senses.

Book - using my senses.: A simple and repetitive book about using our senses. There are blank pages so you can add your own objects

A simple and repetitive book about using our senses. There are blank pages so you can add your own objects