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At home activities for the school holidays

27 January 2022 / Families /

Ensuring that the kids are kept suitably busy over the school holidays can be tricky, so our onsite OFSTED-registered nursery, Anouska’s, have shared some top tips for keeping your pre-schoolers entertained indoors.

Activity Ideas

Kids Crafts

Even though school’s out for the holidays, it’s important to keep your little ones learning whilst they’re away from the classroom. There are plenty of things that parents can do at home to help their development. Try the following activities together:

Playdough Recipe


Children love making, playing, creating, and building with playdough, and as well as being lots of fun, it also provides opportunities for learning! Why not give our easy recipe a go?



  1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.
  2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.
  3. Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.
  4. Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh.

Online Resources

Anouska's Kids Club

For more inspiration on how to keep the kids busy over the school holidays, check out these online resources:

Our term time nursery, Anouska’s is open 8am – 6pm with 16 places, accommodating children from 2 – 5 years old, with funding spaces also available. If you would like more information, or to make an enquiry please click below to email our team.

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