Go For A Walk
A regular walk can help children sleep better, and build strength in their bones, muscles and hearts. It’s also free to do (unless you need new shoes), doesn’t require any special equipment or a car, and can be done at any time of the day.
Make it more interesting by heading to a playground, finding a great tree climbing spot or walking to the station to watch trains. You can also try a nature-based scavenger hunt or treasure trail, and you can find loads of ideas on Pinterest or Paths for All.
Build A Den
A den is the perfect opportunity to encourage children to be creative, play together and use their imagination. It also promotes team work and allows them to learn how to negotiate, resolve conflict and take responsibility for their own actions.
Building a den also helps develop a variety of maths skills as they consider the shape, size and weight of materials. It also supports their logical thinking, designing skills and problem-solving abilities as they try to find ways of making their den strong and stable.
Play A Game
Playing games with kids is one of the best ways to support their creativity and understanding of the world around them. From peek-a-boo, pat-a-cake and hide-and-seek to tag and duck-duck-goose, playing games is not only fun but helps children explore their bodies, socialize with friends and build self-esteem.