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Hand washing star chart

(5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Age 2 – 5 years Duration of activity This activity only lasts a minute but you’ll be able to do it every time your child washes their hands. Materials/equipment Hand washing star chart Small stickers (stars, or another design your...
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Make your own wrapping paper

(12 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Age Two years and up Duration of activity This activity can last just a few minutes, or for hours if you have older children. Materials/equipment Butcher’s paper Colouring pencils, crayons, textas or paint Stickers, stamps, glitter or other crafty things to...
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Colour matching Velcro game board

(6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Age 18 months to 4 years Duration of activity This activity is a great way of teaching colours and words. It takes less than ten minutes but you could repeat the activity in a second language. Materials/equipment Paint...
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Macaroni in a box

(6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Age Two to four years Duration of activity This activity requires intense concentration, but children should be able to persist with it for about 15 minutes. If your child starts trying to eat the macaroni or feed...
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Character magnets

(8 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Age 2 years and up Duration of activity Your child can play games with their character magnets for just a few minutes, but this activity can also last for up to an hour, especially for older children...
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Magnetic blackboard

(10 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Age 2 years and over Duration of activity Your child can play with the magnetic chalkboard for just a few minutes. However, there are many different activities this board can be used for and some will keep...
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Shape worksheets for preschoolers (2-4 year olds)

(16 votes, average: 4.56 out of 5)
Age For 2 to 4 year olds. Duration of activity This activity can last for 20 minutes or longer. Materials/equipment Shapes printable worksheet for 2-4 year olds Either a pencil/texta(felt tip pen) Cost The cost of this activity should be minimal as...
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Shapes flashcards

(14 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Age 3-12 years Duration of activity This quick activity can fill in a few spare minutes, or you can use the shapes flash cards in conjunction with other activities like the Shapes activity sheets. Materials/equipment Shapes activity flashcards and...

Matching colours peg game

(4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Age 2½ -6 years Duration of activity You can play this game for a few minutes while standing in a queue, or up to half an hour if you’re at home and want to add some extension...

Choose the correct one: Big or small

(11 votes, average: 4.91 out of 5)
Age For 2 to 5 year olds. Duration of activity This activity can last for 15 minutes or longer. Materials/equipment Big or small printable worksheets Either a pencil/texta(felt tip pen) or some small stickers (coloured dots or stars) Cost The...
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