Under 3s activities

Simple ideas for activities with children under three, using everyday resources to engage all the senses.

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Under-threes play ideas - sounds

Sensory explorations with shakers and drums

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Under-threes play ideas - balls

Lay the foundations of physical literacy

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Under-threes play ideas - activity centres and mobiles

Why buy activity centres and mobiles when you can create your own

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Under-threes play ideas - scents

Cinnamon shapes Give the children sheets of sandpaper of varying roughness. Invite them to make marks...

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Under-threes play ideas - animals

Make the most of children's interest in all kinds of animals

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Under-threes play ideas - paints, pastes and powders

Creative activities to span all areas of learning

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Under-threes play ideas - paper and card

Rip, scrunch and pop your way to fun activities for early learning

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Under-threes play ideas - mirrors

Play with mirrors helps build baby and toddlers' self-awareness and satisfies their fascination with...

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Under-threes play ideas - fabrics

Explorations can extend beyond texture, colour and pattern

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Under-threes play ideas - bottles and tubes

Bottles and tubes are great staples for fun play and learning

Activities

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.

Activities