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Inspiring Activities to Try at Home

Get your nimble fingers at the ready, because we have plenty of fun activities to try out!

At Kindred our mission is to create awe and wonder in every moment, and we have selected a few of our favourite activities for you to do at home.

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Finger Gym - give those fine motor skills a workout!

Developing fine motor skills in children and enjoying activities that improves their dexterity, which will support their early mark making and emergent writing skills. Our 'Finger Gym' helps our children 'workout' those fingers!

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Ice Experiments

One minute wow: Three amazing ice experiments that you can do at home.

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Benefits of building blocks - join in our challenge!

Is there still a place for plastic building blocks in a loose parts, natural environment nursery and pre-school? Building blocks are a powerful learning tool and help children to develop their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and reasoning. Annie Tierney, Head of Operations, discusses why we still have plastic building blocks in our nurseries and sets your children a challenge for this week.

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Spring is here, welcome to all new beginnings.

Spring has definitely sprung and it is my favourite time of year. It provides so many rich and varied learning opportunities for our children to explore new beginnings. Bulbs have grown into daffodils and tulips; buds that have turned to beautiful blossom on the trees; and crops and vegetables growing, bringing colour and beautiful fresh food to our tables. See how many of these new beginnings you can spot with this week’s challenge: Spring Bingo. An opportunity to help your family explore the world around us. Maybe take it on a walk or in the garden. See how many things you can spot! By Annie Tierney, Head of Operations

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Earth Day activities

Today is Earth Day, where we celebrate the Earth's beauty and why we should protect it. Why not use this an opportunity for children to appreciate their surroundings, try our colour hunt and crayon rubbing activities.

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Easter wreaths and bunting

During this sunny Easter weekend our Mayflower team in Billericay have been busy thinking of some lovely ways to decorate our houses to make everyone smile. Here's an activity for you all to try. Have fun!!!

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How to help young children understand what’s happening.

These extraordinary times are frightening, confusing and difficult to explain to young children. Many wonder why they can’t see family and friends and miss them terribly. Nosy Crow has launched a free online book, illustrated by Axel Scheffler and written in conjunction with leading medical experts, headteachers and child psychologists, to help parents answer those difficult questions.

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Growing Gummy Bear Science

In this 'sweet tooth' science experiment, we compared gummy bears left in water to those placed in salt water.

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Skittles Experiment

This skittles experiment is easy and provides lots of investigative opportunities. Try using different temperatures of water, white vinegar or even lemonade to discover what happens.

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Homemade Puffy Paint

A simple activity that our Out of School Clubs love creating is puffy paint – it is a great one to try at home.

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Other Resources

Check out some great online places to explore with your little ones!

Yoga for children

Yoga and Meditation for children 


Book for children

A great book that explains the Coronavirus simply to children.

Launched by Nosy Crow, illustrated by Axel Scheffler and written in conjunction with leading medical experts, headteachers and child psychologists.


Edinburgh Live Web Cams

Watch animals live on the zoo's web cams!


PE Joe Wicks Live

Join Joe Wicks live every weekday morning for a live PE session!


Get inspired with the Easy Peasy App filled with playful activities to help your child develop skills for school and life.