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Staying active

Energetic playtime ideas

Try out these active playtime ideas. Perfect for those with energy to burn.



build a den

Will you use some sheets and upturned chairs? Fairy lights? Cushions? Or maybe a clothes line and blankets can create the perfect pitch? So many options.

Nature walk with a Journey stick

Making a journey stick, image provided by our partner Earth cubs

Making a journey stick, image provided by our partner Earth cubs

Exercise, nature and learning

Go for a walk with a journey stick, collecting items as you go. When you get home recount what you saw. 

  1. Find a long stick
  2. Walk (safely) around your nearby area. This may be a local park or similar
  3. Collect up materials as you go. Items such as leaves, feathers, acorns etc
  4. Using string, tie your items to the stick in the order you found them
  5. When you've finished your walk, recount what you found and where - can you remember where you found all your items?
This activity was provided by our partner Earth Cubs.

Show off your dance moves

Who is the best dancer in your family? Let's find out.

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

Sophie Ellis-Bextor playist

Need some dancing inspiration?

Bruno Tonioli sent us this short dancing lesson during lockdown help improve our moves. 

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