Nursery Activity Ideas

Welcome to Nursery Activity Ideas, a website full of hints and tips on fun activities for babies, toddlers and children aged up to around five years old. Activities cover a wide range of topics meeting the criteria for the Birth to Three Matters Framework, Desirable Outcomes Framework and the Foundation Stage/Phase. Activities are designed for use by Day Care Nursery Nurses or by parents and their toddlers.

Make Your Own Hurdles

This very simple fun activity is suitable for older children to prepare themselves and make their own challenges.

Continue reading Make Your Own Hurdles »

Creating A Small Garden Play Box

This can be a good way for older children to learn about plants in the garden while using it for imaginative play with small plastic bugs. This activity can be completed indoors or outside and can easily be transferred from one to another.

Continue reading Creating A Small Garden Play Box »

Making A Rice Shaker

This is a very simple activity for children over the age of two for them to create their own musical instrument.

Continue reading Making A Rice Shaker »

Making A Fish Birthday Chart

These fish are a bright and colourful way to display children’s birthdays, and can be used as part of an under the sea theme.

Continue reading Making A Fish Birthday Chart »

Make Your Own Under Water Scene

This activity is simple to do and can help make water play that bit more interesting and educational for all children.

Continue reading Make Your Own Under Water Scene »

Making Animals In The Snow

This is a fun alternative to building a snowman which children over the age of two can have hours of fun enjoying.

Continue reading Making Animals In The Snow »

Snow Play With Small World Figures

A fun activity for children over the age of two, adding a different element of fun to small world toys.

Continue reading Snow Play With Small World Figures »

Creating Sensory Smell Bags

This activity is an exciting way for children over the age of three to investigate different smells and explore objects using their senses.

Continue reading Creating Sensory Smell Bags »

Creating A Colour Table

This can be a fun way for children over the age of three to explore and learn the colours through a group display. The display can be change weekly for example to show a different colour.

Continue reading Creating A Colour Table »

Circus Dressing Up Role Play

This imaginative play activity is suitable for children over the age of two, where they can create their own circus.

Continue reading Circus Dressing Up Role Play »