Activities: Mini Topics

From bubble wrap to paper plates - fascinating activitiesfor young children based on commonly available resources and popular themes.


Mini Topic: Smell

Sniff out the differences in objects, experiences and memories with activities from Jean Evans


Mini Topic: Taste

Give the children a taste of the diversity of foods the world has to offer with some tantalising activities...


Mini Topic: Play trays

Your setting's exploratory play trays need not be limited to sand and water - try these ideas from Kevin...


Mini Topic: Paint

Any way you mix it, paint can be turned into an exciting material with everyday additions, says Kevin...


Mini Topic: Playdough

There's no need to stick to basic playdough with these ideas for more creative materials from Kevin Kelman...


Mini Topic: Boxes

A dozen games and activities using empty boxes are packed up by Kevin Kelman for fun early learning


Mini Topic: Paper plates

Paper plates are cheap and readily available, providing opportunities to develop a range of physical...


Mini Topic: Decorating

Decorating provides an enjoyable and meaningful way for children to explore the concepts of size, shape,...


Mini Topic: Bubble wrap

Turn the fascination children have with bubble wrap into fun learning with these activity ideas from...


Mini Topic: Laundry tablet bags

Who would have thought that the common laundry tablet bag would prove so versatile? Jean Evans provides...


A huge stock of ideas for best practice and activities across the Prime Areas of Learning. Includes Let's Explore, Birth to Threes, Music and Rhymes, and our Mini Topics series based on commonly available resources and popular themes.