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Creative Play

Keeping kids entertained during lockdown

Welcome to the most fun part of the den, full of ideas to help children get creative and fire up their imagination while they’re at home.

It’s been made hand in hand with our early learning experts, who have used their knowledge of what works for children at different ages and stages. We're hoping this means there’s something for everyone, but if you have a suggestion for an activity or a game we should be playing, let us know!

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Making

Getting creative is a great way to fill the hours when going outside isn’t an option. From building dens to dancing to keeping busy doing something fun is the best way to fill the time.

Den Building!

How will you build yours?  

Will you use some sheets and upturned chairs? Maybe a clothes line and blankets can create the perfect pitch. Fairy lights? Cushions?

So many options...so much time!

No den is too big or small... 

A little girls carries cushions to her den

Making pom-poms

A little boy plays with pom poms in a Child Friendly Space

Wool at the ready...

Cooking

We've got some friends to share their favourite lockdown recipes for cooking together. With few ingredients and simple steps everyone can get involved in getting food on the table.

Quick, delicious suppers from Jamie Oliver

Two dads make Leek and Potato soup

Get the recipe

Two dads recipe for the best leek and potato soup to make in lockdown

Two dads recipe for the best leek and potato soup

Bake a cake with DJ Cuppy

DJ Cuppy's delicious vanilla sponge recipe for baking in lockdown

DJ Cuppy's delicious vanilla sponge recipe

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Dancing

While we are all staying at home, it is important to keep active. Now is a great time to learn dancing - and who better to teach you than Bruno Tonioli!

Need the perfect playlist?

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has put together a selection of tunes that will have you dancing around the kitchen in no time.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor

*By using this playlist, please note that copyright applies to playing this music. We recommend that when playing these music tracks, you should always access via websites permitted to play the listed music (e.g., Spotify, Apple music)

Laughing

While many of us are apart, sharing a laugh can help bring us together. Lee Ridley, AKA Lost Voice Guy, has some seriously funny jokes to keep you and your family laughing through lockdown.

  

STAY AT HOME WITH PEPPA

These all-new toy episodes from Peppa Pig show how Peppa is spending her time staying at home, helping with the cleaning, and enjoying virtual calls while she can't be with her friends. We hope you enjoy them with your little ones.

Do you want more Peppa activities to do with your little one? Download our activity ePack here and organise your own Muddy Puddles Week at home!

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